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Movement for Immunization Agenda 2030

In 2020, global immunization coverage levels for infants dropped back to 2009 levels. We lost 11 years of hard work.

We are calling you to join the Movement for Immunization Agenda 2030

Share experience with over 40,000 fellow immunization professionals from 110 countries

The Geneva Learning Foundation invites you to join this global movement to achieve the goals of Immunization Agenda 2030. You can join the Movement at any time.


Application deadline this week









Who should apply?

The Call for applications is open to all country-based health professionals who want to help achieve their countries’ immunization and wider primary health care goals and do not wish to do it alone.

Why you matter

As an immunization professional working at the national or sub-national level, you are the key to leading the change needed to realize the Immunization Agenda 2030 (IA 2030) vision and strategy where you work and for the communities that you serve.

Are you a Member of the COVID-19 Peer Hub?

Members of the COVID-19 Peer Hub who complete the application will be automatically accepted into the Movement for Immunization Agenda 2030.

Are you a global or regional immunization partner?

Global and regional immunization partners are invited to listen, learn, and contribute in line with their commitment to Immunization Agenda 2030.

“Those of you who have direct contact with the communities, you are the ones who can reach the unreached.

Dr Godwin Mindra works at the global level. View his message for you or listen to the audio.

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“Action without thought is empty. Thought without action is blind.”

How will it help you to join this Movement? You will learn to think through and then take action to contribute to your country’s immunization and primary health care goals.

3 top reasons to join the Movement

1. Share experience with colleagues from all over the world

2. Get help with your toughest challenge

3. Get fresh ideas to help you succeed

If you want to walk far, walk together

Work with colleagues from all over the world – including your own country – to support each other to:

  1. analyze the root causes of your challenge
  2. plan the actions needed to tackle your challenge
  3. implement these actions to get results that you can measure and be proud of
  4. share experience about what works, how, and why

This experience changed my life. It changed my practice and made me think differently about the way I work, considering things I did not think about before.”

Here are the activities in the 1st Full Learning Cycle for IA2030

On 7 March 2022, we launch the first Full Learning Cycle for IA2030, a series of peer learning exercises and field-based practice offered by the Geneva Learning Foundation to contribute to the Movement for Immunization Agenda 2030.

Teach to Reach: Connect 5 4 March 2022

Join us to meet, network, and learn with colleagues from all over the world who are joining the Movement for Immunization Agenda 2030.

IA 2030 Movement Launch Event 7 March 2022

Global launch of the Movement for Immunization Agenda 2030. Join the Special Event to share experience with colleagues from all over the world. Do not miss this Launch Event for the first IA2030 Full Learning Cycle.

IA2030 Ideas Engine 7 March – 18 March

Choose your most difficult and important challenge that you will tackle in the Movement. Share the practices that are helping you to keep immunization going – and discover ideas from colleagues all over the world.

Situation Analysis 21 March – 15 April 2022

Develop situational analysis to get a more complete understanding of your local situation to figure out how you will tackle your challenge.

World Immunization Week 25 – 29 April 2022

Celebrate how vaccination connects us to the people, goals and moments that matter to us most, helping improve the health of everyone, everywhere throughout life.

1st IA2030 Action plan Hackathon 9 – 20 May 2022

Join to problem-solve your challenges with participants  from all over the world and then map out the actions you need to tackle these challenges.

2nd IA2030 Impact Accelerator 23 May – 17 June 2022

Join colleagues from all over the world to share lessons learned, successes, and challenges as you implement your IA2030 Action Plans to tackle your own challenge.

Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly 22-28 May 2022

Ministers of Health and development partners will discuss progress on IA2030.

Teach to Reach: Connect 6 17 June 2022

Join us to celebrate our implementation progress and early successes in the Movement for Immunization Agenda 2030.

We know that you are short on time.

The Movement is about giving and receiving support, when you need it.

There are no superfluous or time-consuming tasks.

Everything we do is focused on helping you.

Joining the Movement gives you access to…

  • The best available global knowledge and practice.

  • A support network of peers (immunization staff from all over the world) who are also under pressure.

  • Tools to help you find what you need, when you need it.

All activities support the work that you are being asked to do by your Ministry of Health.

You choose the activities and how much time you put in.

The time you spend benefits your daily work.

Every activity is there to help you take on your challenge – and help others to do the same.

If you need to take a break because you are too busy, you will remain a Member of the Movement.

We ask only that you confirm your commitment to join the Movement.

Earn certificates from the Geneva Learning Foundation for completion of key activities

Upon successful completion of an activity and following validation of your project by the Geneva Learning Foundation and its partners, you will receive an Immunization Agenda 2030 certificate issued by the Foundation for that activity.

Ideas Engine Official Letter recognizing contribution for sharing an idea or practice

Situational analysis Scholar Level 1 certificate of participation

Field visit Official Letter recognizing submission of field visit report

Action planning Scholar Level 2 certificate of participation

Impact Accelerator Scholar Level 3 certificate of participation

Teach to Reach Official Letter recognizing contribution upon submission of post-event feedback questionnaire

Evidence your commitment and progress by earning up to three levels of certification

For each activity that you complete, the Level of your certification will increase by one step.

For example, if you complete both the situation analysis and action planning activities, your certificate for action planning will be Level 2.

Certificate holders agree to show upon request a portfolio of their work that includes the project(s) produced.

Confused or need help? Watch these videos or listen to the podcast

In this video, we show you how to request your personalized application and how to complete it to join the Mouvement for Immunization Agenda 2030.

We also explain why you are being asked all these questions and how your answers will help your in-country colleagues and international partners.

Learn how this Movement can help you make a difference in your daily work to sustain routine immunization during the pandemic, overcome vaccine hesitancy by building caregiver and community confidence in vaccination, and reach children who are not yet protected from vaccine-preventable diseases.

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Watch the Global Launch Event of the Movement for Immunization Agenda 2030

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Why your application matters

When you apply to join the Movement, global IA2030 Partners ask you some of their learning questions. Your anonymized, aggregated answers may be shared to help partners better understand your needs.

  • This is a unique opportunity to have your challenges and support needs heard and the value of your experience recognized.
  • Most of the questions are simple “Yes/No” or multiple choice. Questions asking you to share more about your situation or story are optional.
  • In the application, we ask about your work and well-being, the challenges you face, and the support you need.

“We need people to feel like they have the authority and are empowered to lead change in their community, in their programme, at the most local level, understanding what the goal is and what the targets are, taking those critical things that really cannot be compromised and adapting all around that.”

Kate O’Brien, Director of Immunization, World Health Organization (WHO)

When you join the Movement for Immunization Agenda 2030, we will ask you to choose one challenge you face in your work.

Then we will ask you to tell us what support you need to tackle this challenge.

Do you face any of these challenges?

Children who are unvaccinated and missed communities

Epidemic outbreaks of measles, yellow fever, and other diseases

Lack of confidence in vaccines by the community

Marginalized community that is hard to reach

Gender barriers to immunization

What is your biggest challenge in successfully vaccinating against COVID-19?

Are you serving any of the following?

Remote, rural, or other hard-to-reach areas

Urban poor

Mobile, nomadic or migrant

Internally displaced (IDP)

Conflict settings


If so, we especially encourage you to join the Movement for Immunization Agenda 2030.

In April 2021, over 5,000 immunization professionals came together during World Immunization Week to listen and learn from challenges faced by immunization colleagues from all over the world.

Watch the Special Event to hear practitioners from all over the world share the challenges they face and listen to the Geneva Learning Foundation’s Charlotte Mbuh take the floor at the United Nations General Assembly Side Event for Immunization Agenda 2030.

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“My ‘Eureka moment’ was when the presenter emphasized that many outbreaks are happening throughout the globe and it is the people in the room who can steer things in a better direction. This gave me motivation and confidence that by unifying on a platform and by discussing the challenges, we can reach a solution.”

“Immunization Agenda 2030 (IA2030) should be on everyone’s lips, owned by everyone. We hope that there will be many options to support peer learning and consultative engagement, to contribute to the collective good of immunization.”

Ann Lindstrand, Unit Head, EPI/IVB-Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals, World Health Organization (WHO)

What is Immunization Agenda 2030?

Immunization Agenda 2030 is not just another initiative. It is the world’s immunization road map for the entire decade.

Fully implemented, IA2030 will help avert an estimated 50 million deaths.

Immunization services are a backbone to health systems.

IA2030 aims to:

  • maintain hard-won gains in immunization
  • recover from disruptions caused by COVID-19
  • strengthen primary health care
    support innovation
  • improve access and equity of vaccines and immunization programs

As an immunization professional working at the national or sub-national level, you are key to the success of this unprecedented mobilization for immunization.


The world’s response to the pandemic has demonstrated the power of vaccines to fight disease, save lives, and create a healthier, safer, and more prosperous future.

As an immunization professional working at the national or sub-national level, you are key to the success of this unprecedented mobilization for immunization.

Immunization Agenda 2030 makes no sense if, in every country, it is not translated into practical interventions.

That is why it starts with you, where you work.

From immunization to primary health care

We see immunization as an entry point, a marker of equity of all health services and for primary health care. 

  • In the previous decade, the focus was on the logistics and supply chain of how to deliver vaccines. 
  • To reach the unreached today requires a shift from vaccines to vaccination.
  • Barriers that remain are increasingly related to new kinds of workforce capabilities and performance at the local levels. 

Immunization Agenda 2030 makes no sense if, in every country, it is not translated into practical interventions. That is why it starts with you, where you work.

Watch the inaugural lecture by Dr Ann Lindstrand (WHO) and Dr Robin Nandy (UNICEF) for Immunization Agenda 2030 (IA2030)

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What is the Movement for Immunization Agenda 2030?

At the Seventy-Fourth World Health Assembly, the Director General of the World Health Organization called for “a broad social movement for immunization that will ensure that immunization remains high on global and regional health agendas and help to generate a groundswell of support or social movement for immunization”.

Immunization Agenda (IA2030) was unanimously adopted by countries at the World Health Assembly in 2020. It is supported by partner organizations from every country and region of the world.

A Movement is larger than any one individual or organization. Countries, civil society, and partners are coming together in a global movement to achieve the goals of IA2030. The Geneva Learning Foundation is one of many working to support this Movement. We invite you to join too.

Being connected to one another, engaging directly in two-way dialogue with global experts, is transforming our own mindset.


Our Commitments

In order to join the Movement for Immunization Agenda 2030, we will ask you to honor the following commitments.

Our commitment to confidentiality

We trust each other in order to share and learn together.

By applying, you commit to respecting confidentiality under “Chatham House Rules”. This means that you will not name individuals, organizations, or countries when sharing information from the peer hub.

We also require you to respect and abide by any restrictions, requirements, and regulations of your employer and government.

The Immunization Scholar Pledge for Impact

Every Scholar (what we call Movement participants) is asked to take the following Pledge:

I am committed to work for a world where everyone, everywhere, fully benefits from vaccines to improve health and wellbeing.

As a Scholar, I hereby solemnly pledge to:

  • Work with others to transform projects led by Scholars into action and results that will improve immunization outcomes.
  • To share my success as well as my challenges by reporting on a regular basis on my progress toward implementation.
  • Support fellow Scholars in doing the same, while upholding the highest standard of integrity and behavior.
  • I make this pledge for the health of children and families in my country and everywhere.

Your commitment during the COVID-19 pandemic

When you apply, you will asked to confirm your agreement with the following principles, which correspond to recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO).

As a health professional serving the public health community during the COVID-19 pandemic, I agree with the principles of Immunization Agenda 2030, and in particular:

  • Accelerate equitable vaccine deployment in my country, starting with caregivers and those most at risk.
  • Ensure that immunization is appropriate when needed and that it is carried out in a safe manner that does not harm health workers, parents and the community.
  • Engage with the public to alleviate concerns and build relationships to strengthen demand for immunization.
  • Fight rumors, misinformation, conspiracy theories in all their forms and get information only from reliable sources.
  • Contribute to my country’s effort until all people receive the vaccines they need, when they need them.

I make this commitment for the sake of my health, the health of my colleagues and all those I am called to serve.

Freqently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Questions before you apply to join the IA2030 Movement

Our story from COVID-19 to IA2030: Celebrating the first year of a new digital health collaboration against the pandemic

“I can tell you this experience changed my life. It has changed my practice and made me think differently about the way I work, considering things I did not think about before.”

In July 2020, immunization professionals from 85 countries came together to create the COVID-19 Peer Hub.

In the face of the unknown, we came together from health facilities to the national planning teams – every level of the health system –, inventing new ways to work together across geographic borders in the face of a common challenge.

We shared ideas, tapping into our collective know-how, first to keep vaccination going, keeping both staff and families safe, and then to prepare for the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines.

Today, many of the Peer Hub’s founders are helping to lead their countries’ COVID-19 response and vaccine introduction. This is no coincidence.

Together, we created the world’s largest digital health community for national and sub-national immunization managers.

Learning to rely on each other

“In the face of the pandemic, we learned to trust and rely on each other, across barriers of geography, roles, gender, and health system levels. We realized that what we know about our challenges, no one else knows. The solutions will come from us.”

International sharing

“It was a opportunity like I have never had before…I have studied with peer from my country. Having a lot of people from other countries sharing their experience was something else.”

Trusted connections

“Connected to colleagues from around the world, I realized that we now have the means to collaborate with other professionals.”

Helpful insights

“It was great learning from other scholars the challenges they faced and how they are tackling them. This gave me an insight into how to deal with same challenges in my country.”


Watch our celebration of the first year of digital health collaboration

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What is different about our learning-to-action approach?

“The Geneva Learning Foundation contributes to transforming learning, leadership, and training to strengthen immunization programmes, connecting health providers who are motivated to do their jobs well and achieve results.” TGLF’s problem-solving peer learning is “the best example of such an approach in the immunization context”. – Report to Gavi on “Mapping and Assessing Learning and Performance Management Approaches for Frontline Health Workers” (2021)

Learning is about problem-solving and critical thinking – not just knowledge.

  • Discover how much you can learn from your peers by giving and receiving feedback in many different ways.
  • Learn to trust and support colleagues in the course – and discover that this can greatly strengthen your own learning.
  • Challenge your assumptions about how you learn in order to succeed.
  • You may be skeptical about how much you can learn from other participants – given that you do not know their expertise or experience.

We ask that you trust the process – and expect to initially find yourself outside your comfort zone until you have experienced a moment of significant learning.

Why focus on our challenges?

  • We believe that disruptive, cross-cutting learning strategies that challenge traditional power dynamics are needed.
  • Problem-solving competencies are increasingly key to immunization programme performance.
  • Distributed networks can crowdsource solutions to problems by seeking help from peers facing similar challenges, even if working in different locations.
  • Such approaches can empower immunization professionals to apply local knowledge to solve problems and contribute to global expertise.

Privacy and data protection

This initiative uses a “Privacy by Design” approach. This means that we think about privacy implications before we ask you to share information, we don’t ask for information we don’t need, and we protect the information you share. We pride ourselves on treating the privacy of our learners as we would like to be treated, as individuals.

Code of Conduct

Participants in the Foundation’s programmes are required to adhere to a strict Code of Conduct.

Violation of the Code of Conduct may result in removal from the programme, loss of certification (including previous certifications), and notification of your employer.

We consider integrity to be the foundation of successful collaboration. We therefore consider honesty - in the representation of our work and in our interactions - to be the foundation of our community.

Members of our community of Scholars are required to commit to producing work that meets the highest ethical, scientific, and intellectual standards, including accurate attribution of sources, appropriate collection and use of data, and transparent acknowledgement of the contributions of others to their ideas, discoveries, interpretations, and conclusions.

Cheating on work or projects, plagiarizing or presenting someone else’s ideas or language as one’s own, falsifying data, or any other instances of dishonesty violate the norms of our community, as well as the norms of the immunization world in general.

Research, communication, and evaluation

The Geneva Learning Foundation and its partners may review projects and other knowledge produced by learners. We reserve the right to use them in our communication, advocacy and training efforts. You will be asked for your consent when you apply.

What you produce and share as a learner will be deposited in the protected TGLF learning analytics database managed by the Centre for Change and Complexity in Learning, University of South Australia.

Learners may be invited to participate in research and evaluation by the Geneva Learning Foundation and its partners. Participation in such research is entirely voluntary. You may discontinue your participation at any time. In cases where a learner does not give consent, no data will be collected about them. Participation or non-participation will have no effect on the evaluation of your performance or on your current or future relationship with the Foundation or the partners involved.

The Geneva Learning Foundation is a Swiss non-profit with the mission to develop, trial, and scale up new ways to lead change to tackle the challenges that threaten our societies.

The Geneva Learning Foundation is working in partnership with Bridges to Development and the Centre for Change and Complexity in Learning. 

This initiative is launched with support from the Wellcome Trust and under a business planning grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).