Nominate Young Champions for 120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders 2019 ($1,000 prize)
Deadline: June 1, 2019
Nominations are now open for the 120 Under 40: New Generation of Family Planning Leaders. The 120 Under 40 celebrates young champions of family planning. They will recognize the next generation of leaders making a difference in reproductive health worldwide.
120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders recognizes and highlights the achievements of the next generation of family planning leaders worldwide. The project launched on September 26, 2015, World Contraception Day — an annual event that focuses international attention on enabling young people to make informed decisions about family planning and reproductive health. Three rounds are planned: 2016, 2017 and 2019.
Each project year, nominations of young family planning champions wil be accepted. In order to be eligible, nominees must be 40 years or younger by December 31 of the project year, and must have made significant contributions to family planning at the local, national, or international level in one of the following categories: advocacy, programming/program implementation, research, service delivery, demand generation, policy/government or media.
120 Under 40 is a project of the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with support from Bayer Bayer.
Winners receive $1,000 from the Gates Institute
- Each nominee has a profile on 120under40.org, which outlines their achievements and contributions to the field.
- The winners are chosen from this pool of nominees by the public, via online voting, and by a jury of experts and leaders in family planning, via scoring. After online voting and jury review close, the project secretariat combines the scores and determines the 40 winners, all of whom receive $1,000 from the Gates Institute to continue their work in family planning and/or begin innovative new projects.
Nominees must be 40 years old or younger by December 31, 2019, and must have made significant contributions to family planning in one of the following categories:
- Programming/Program Implementation
- Service Delivery
- Demand Generation
- No self-nominations will be accepted.
- Staff of the Gates Institute are not eligible to be nominated.
- 2016 and 2017 nominees can be re-nominated for 2019.
Fill out the form below to nominate a young family planning leader for 120 Under 40. Asterisks (*) indicate required fields.
Once the nomination form has been submitted, your nominee will receive an email announcing his/her nomination and will be asked to fill out a profile, which will be posted to the 120 Under 40 website. Please encourage your nominee to upload a photo and complete his/her profile, as incomplete profiles will be removed from the site before voting begins.
- Nominate: Each project year (2016, 2017 and 2019), 120 Under 40 accepts nominations of young people who have made significant contributions to family planning worldwide. Past winners are not eligible to be nominated again.
- Vote: Each project year, 40 winners are chosen by the public via online voting and a jury of experts and leaders in family planning. Nominees who receive at least 75 public votes pass to the jury scoring round, in which they are scored by a panel of experts in family planning according to the published evaluation criteria. Finally, the project secretariat reviews the results and determines the winners, all of whom receive $1,000 from the Gates Institute
- Celebrate: The 40 winners for each project year are announced in September. Each project year officially wraps up on September 26, World Contraception Day. The process took place for the first time in 2016, and for the second time in 2017. It will repeat once more in 2019, so that 120 young family planning champions will be assembled by 2020, a highly significant year for the family planning community.
For more information, visit 120 Under 40.