Register now for the Teach to Reach Accelerator Conference 26-28 January 2021

The Global Council of Learning Leaders for Immunization invites you to join the first Teach to Reach Accelerator Conference hosted by The Geneva Learning Foundation.

Register now for the Teach to Reach Accelerator Conference
26-28 January 2021

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What is the challenge?

There is an urgent need for new ways to connect, learn, and lead if we are to achieve the goal of immunizing 90% of the world’s children.

  • Extending vaccine coverage requires effective vaccination programmes to recover from the impact of the pandemic.
  • The introduction of COVID-19 vaccines represents an unprecedented learning and leadership challenge.

What is the opportunity?

The Teach to Reach Conference will convene thousands of national and sub-national participants from the Scholar network of more than 25,000 immunization staff:

  • to share, and build on, collective leadership for learning;
  • to rethink how and why we invest in people to achieve the immunization goals; and
  • to problem-solve how we will enhance country preparedness for COVID vaccine readiness and introduction

How is this conference different?

A community-driven, co-designed agenda

Our goal is to bring the voices of practitioners involved in learning – at all levels of health systems – alongside those of global experts shaping learning policy, science, and practice for immunization.

Most conferences are organized by a small committee of experts.

  1. This event is being curated by hundreds of country-based immunization professionals who completed the Teach to Reach Scholar programme in 2020.
  2. Everyone who registers for the Conference will be invited to propose speakers, topics, and other ways to contribute.
  3. Country teams from the COVID-19 Peer Hub will be sharing what they have learned during the pandemic and how they are preparing for COVID-19 vaccine introduction.

Purely digital to do more, better, faster 

The Geneva Learning Foundation’s venue for the Conference will augment the conference experience:

  • A Stage for plenary presentations. The Stage will be open 24 hours with presentations running continuously for all time zones.
  • Sessions for workshops and panel discussions. The number of workshops and panel discussions are unlimited.
  • Networking: Participants will be randomly matched during “Instant Remote Coffee” sessions. The number of matches and conversations are unlimited.
  • Booths: Partners and Sponsors will be able to host a booth to showcase their products, tools, and services.

What is the opportunity for global partners?

For global partners who believe that we need to pay more attention to people who deliver vaccines, this Conference will provide a unique opportunity for co-design: to listen, connect, and learn directly with immunization staff from all levels of the system, from the health facility to the central planning team in the capital.

Why are people who deliver vaccines important?

Teach to Reach is not only about training people who deliver vaccines. It is also about the global community:

  • learning from what people who deliver vaccines know;
  • learning how they are solving problems every day to reach those who need vaccines;
  • learning how they are supporting each other to achieve their countries’ immunization goals; and
  • applying that learning to strengthen the relevance and quality of global policy, practice, and guidance.

Do we need to rethink investment in immunization training?

  • Concern about the effectiveness of current immunization training and learning methods has remained startlingly constant since Orin Levine’s and Violaine Mitchell’s initial diagnosis during the first Teach to Reach Conference in 2015.
  • Yet, every immunization programme requires that capacities be strengthened, performance improved, and leadership developed.
  • This Conference aims to contribute to the change that is needed to make learning and leadership a "best buy" for both donors and countries and a key driver for innovation that will propel immunization staff on their way to achieving the global goals.

4 conference tracks

Learning 101

Practical advice and guidance for immunization staff who want to improve training

Crisis

Learning in the Pandemic

Engage with peers to discuss what we have learned about learning so far in the pandemic – and what we still need to learn

Change

Learning innovation

Hear from the health workers that are doing something different: what works, and what do they need

Vision

Learning leadership

Explore how immunization professionals can lead the transformation of learning that is needed to face the challenges of COVID-19 vaccine introduction and discuss how their experiences can feed into global policy and practice

How is the pandemic changing immunization training?

Immunization training was slowly moving online when the pandemic hit.

  • Restrictions of movement suddenly made conventional forms of face-to-face training difficult or impossible.
  • Programme managers have had to cancel or pivot to digital means in “emergency mode”, using ad hoc approaches that, in some cases, ignored or contradicted decades of evidence from digital education research.

This conference will take stock of these consequences – and how to make use of the lessons learned going forward.

The ultimate Teach to Reach challenge:
COVID-19 vaccine introduction

Getting new vaccines to new target groups at speed requires rapid learning and constant adaptation

COVID-19 vaccine introduction may be the most complex learning challenge the immunization community has faced.
Every day of rollout, health workers will face new challenges and come up with new solutions.

  • How can we support frontline health workers to share what they will learn, particularly in the early stages of roll-out?
  • How can we scale up training health workers rapidly and effectively?
  • How can we bring country level experiences to the attention of global experts and policy makers?

How this Conference can contribute

  1. Accelerated development, delivery and global deployment of COVID-19 vaccines requires new systems.
  2. Conventional training and e-learning are unlikely to produce the capabilities or leadership needed to achieve the urgent goals of COVID-19 vaccine introduction and the long-term goals of IA 2030.
  3. A major, purposeful shift is needed to transform how we support sub-national immunization staff and how we learn from their daily problem-solving at all levels.

To do this requires approaches capable of engaging significant and growing numbers of sub-national staff in two-way dialogues with peers, and national and global structures.

Who should participate in the Conference?

You are welcome to register whether or not your formal role involves learning, training, or professional development.
You do not need to be a learning or training specialist to participate.

If you work in immunization, join the Conference to:

  • improve the quality of training you participate in, organize and/or deliver.
  • explore innovative ideas to improve immunization learning, education, and training.
  • explore what you will have to learn if you are involved in COVID-19 vaccine introduction.
  • share your experience with peers and global partners.

If you are a national EPI team manager, join the Conference to:

  • build on developments in learning science, instructional design and technology to support COVID-19 vaccine introduction
  • identify and learn from immunization learning leaders and their innovations
  • share innovative practices with others
  • learn from the challenges faced by participants at operational level

If you are a global partner, join the Conference to:

  • learn from country-based immunization staff through open dialogue, listening, and co-design;
  • contribute global expertise and recommendations informed listening and learning.

About Teach to Reach

From hotel-based conferences to digital transformation

What is Teach to Reach?

In 2015, 2016, and 2018, Teach to Reach face-to-face conferences convened 80 country immunization leaders, global partners, and learning scientists to explore the “art of the possible” and how to approach training differently.

What is the Teach to Reach Accelerator?

  • The Teach to Reach ACCELERATOR is a Scholar programme launched in 2020, open to all immunization professionals involved with training or workforce development.
  • The aim is to foster the emergence of new forms of leadership and action to transform learning in ways that help countries progress faster toward the global goals.

Who is participating in the Teach to Reach Accelerator?

  • In March 2020, 3,234 immunization professionals from 95 countries joined Teach to Reach.
  • More than half of Teach to Reach participants work for their country’s Ministry of Health. Three-quarters work at the sub-national level.

What did Teach to Reach participants do in 2020?

  • By June 2020, 989 Scholars had developed peer-reviewed projects to lead change in their contexts.
  • 549 Teach to Reach Alumni then collaborated in an intensive three-day Immunization Training Challenge Hackathon (ITCH) to problem-solve their immunization training challenges in October 2020.

How Teach to Reach pivoted in response to the pandemic

  • The Teach to Reach Accelerator was developed as a fully-digital remote programme.
  • This means that the pandemic did not hinder our efforts.
  • Rather, it demonstrated the resilience of digital learning systems in a crisis and its relevance to the future of immunization training.

 

From Teach to Reach to the COVID-19 Peer Hub

  • Teach to Reach participants helped pivot our efforts to create the COVID-19 Peer Hub, applying what they had explored during the first course in the programme.
  • This Peer Hub, drawing on the Teach to Reach Accelerator methodology, fostered the generation and sharing of ideas and practices, supported action planning informed by these new ideas, and is now monitoring how these ideas and plans are being turned into action, results, and – ultimately – impact.

Who is organizing Teach to Reach?

The Organizing Team is composed of 282 Teach to Reach Alumni who are founding Members of the Global Council of Learning Leaders for Immunization. Team members are from the following 35 countries.

Argentina
Benin
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Congo
Democratic Republic of Congo

Ethiopia
France
Gabon
Ghana
Guinea
Guyana
Haiti
India
Ivory Coast

Kenya
Lesotho
Madagascar
Mali
Niger
Nigeria
Pakistan
Sierra Leone
Slovenia

Somalia
Sri Lanka
Tanzania
The Gambia
Togo
Tunisia
United Kingdom
Zimbabwe

International Advisory Board

The Teach to Reach Accelerator is advised by an international advisory board composed of distinguished learning scientists and immunization leaders.

  • Blanche-Philomene Anya World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Jhilmil Bahl World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Hassan Ben Bachire Cameroon EPI Manager
  • Franck Hilaire BETE Bénin EPI Manager & Scholar Country Team Leader
  • Joseph Biey WHO IST Ouagadougou
  • George Bonsu Ghana EPI Manager (retired)
  • Alan Brooks Bridges to Development
  • Patricia Charlton The Geneva Learning Foundation
  • Bill Cope University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Felicity Cutts London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (retired)
  • Julie Dirksen Usable Learning
  • François Gasse Independent consultant
  • Khurram Hassan The Geneva Learning Foundation
  • David Koffi ADS Conseil
  • Godwin Mindra UNICEF
  • Dramane Palenfo AMP
  • Chilunga Puta BID Network
  • Tove Ryman Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • George Siemens University of Texas at Austin
  • Riswana Soundardjee GAVI
  • Denise Traicoff U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (2020)
  • Karen Watkins The University of Georgia at Athens
  • Laurie Werner PATH
  • Chizoba Wonodi John Hopkins University

Members of the Teach to Reach 2021 Organizing Committee

Argentina

Sub-national team

  • Maria Monzon
Bahrain

Sub-national team

  • Afaf Mohamed
Benin

National team

  • Ndeye-Marie Adama Bassabi
  • Fidele Marc Hounnouvi (anglophone)

Sub-national team

  • Dona Claude AHOUNOU
  • Edith DJENONTIN KOTCHOFA
  • Samuel Dagbenon
Burkina Faso

National team

  • Abdoul Karim KONE
  • Boureima KABORE
  • Jean-Marie Zongo
  • Moumouni ZONGO
  • Nobila Albert OUEDRAOGO
  • Romualdo KOUDOGBO
  • Vincent Zongo
  • Boureima KABORE (anglophone)

Sub-national team

  • Dahoun Patrice Coulibaly
  • Damité Habib Coulibaly
  • Kassoum NIKIEMA
  • Kiougou Bargo
  • Samuel ZANTEA
  • Sommanegre OUEDRAOGO
  • Soualé Ky
  • SOUMAILA KY
  • Tasséré SOKONDOU
  • Tieroubar HIEN
  • Seydou Paré
Burundi

National team

  • Christian GAHUNGU
  • Dieudonné HABONIMANA
Cameroon

National team

  • Marie Thérèse Charlène Ambassa
  • Asta Monglo

Sub-national team

  • Antoine ESSOMBA Enobo
  • Clotaire Damien BIBOU ZE
  • Emmanuel Tayé
  • Jules Boma
  • Clarisse Malaï
  • GUY AURELIEN TANKUI FOALENG
  • NOUHOU PAGOUHEU NOUHOU BARE
  • Nshimba Ngoy Kayaya Juiskalyd
  • gaetan koundou
  • Léopold Marcelin MBALLA
  • Ambe Lionel Neba (anglophone)
  • Orogho Malvis Arrey (anglophone)
  • Martha Ndiko Ngoe (anglophone)
Central African Republic

National team

  • Gaston Piatan Foro
  • Salfo OUEDRAOGO
  • Marie-Eve Burny (anglophone)

Sub-national team

  • Gaëtan Robert Adouaka
  • Lassana COULIBALY
  • Guyeswendé Oscar OUEDRAOGO
Chad

National team

  • Joël HOULBERE
  • Lucien MBAIHORNOM
Congo, Republic of the

Sub-national team

  • Christian Alain Togue Fetue
Ethiopia

National team

  • Fitwi Meles HAGOS
France

Sub-national team

  • Emilia Frentiu
Gabon

National team

  • Fernand DIABA MOUISSI
  • Nathalie Koundi Bouanga
  • Rodrigue MEYI BOUYAGHAN

Sub-national team

  • Marielle natanael Mburunu Mackando
  • Dofere Abdoul Karim Soro
Gambia

National team

  • Amadou Barry
Democratic Republic of the Congo

National team

  • Didier Muzengo Nzenga
  • Divine Dilubenzi
  • Nenette Eloku
  • Pitchou Lukisa
  • Samuel Lukombo Salazaku
  • Sandra Musungayi
  • Woolf Kapiteni Mbweki

Sub-national team

  • Patrick Kalamba Kasau
  • Pierre Hubert NGOY KAMONA
  • Valéry Sangwa muzimbaAndré BOPE
  • André NGOIE
  • Camille Dzogang
  • Charles BAHAYA LUKONGE
  • Debon BANZA MWIMBI
  • Elie MUTOMBO NTUMBA
  • Fidèle Djamba Okitokonda
  • Gaston NGALAMULUME
  • Guy César DIBA
  • Jean Linus Kalubya
  • Jimmy BASAMBI KOKO
  • Joe Kabongo Tshiananga
  • Jules Lofondo Kasongo
  • Junior MBALE
  • Nsangou Charles
  • Blaise KALENGA
  • Lucie Mwepu Mwamba
  • Mireille MUTUALE CIABU NKIMA
  • Papy Katabuka Baguma
  • Pathou BOHOLO N'SANGO
  • Richard Tongo Ngbanda
  • Fiston Tuzolana
  • Franck MONGA WA NGOY MUKIMBI
  • Françoise KONGOLO SANDONGA
  • Gentil Lunyangu MULAMBA
  • Jean Paul KANDA
  • Trésor Jibikilayi Tshalusa
  • MANU
  • Pathou BOHOLO N'SANGO
  • Richard Tongo Ngbanda
  • Thyvan Mande KIPUBILA
  • Dheve Djissa Djissa (anglophone)
  • Simeon SAWADOGO (anglophone)
Ghana

Sub-national team

  • Aborasomalah Boffo
  • Eric Wormenor
  • Ferguson Nuuriwere Saapiire Saapiire
  • Hilarius Asiwome Kosi ABIWU
  • Seth Glefoti
  • Susanna Ankomaa Asare
  • Ibrahim Mohammed
Guinea (Republic of)

National team

  • Kouramoudou BERETE
  • Lougbégnon Albéric GANDJI
  • Lune De Vie ANANIE
  • Nomou Alphonse KPOGHOMOU
  • Ousmane Traoré

Sub-national team

  • Bapio BASSOLE
  • Mamadou Alpha DIALLO
  • Al-Hafiz Ahmat Lamadine
  • Bangaly CAMARA
Guyana

National team

  • Andrea Budburgh
Haïti

National team

  • Joëlle Flore Makam kue épouse Mandeng
India

National team

  • Dr Salaj Rana
  • RAJAT GARG
  • Sohini Sanyal
  • Suchi Kapoor

Sub-national team

  • Dr Subhendu Kumar Ray
  • Jayesh Kumar Mehta
  • Monika Kochar
  • Rajendra Kumar Singh
  • Suresh Kumar Dalpath
  • Venkatesh U
Ivory Coast

National team

  • Akpangni ANZIAN
  • Dally Raphael KALET
  • Gnissan Henri Auguste YAO
  • Jean-Marc Bertrand KORANDJI
  • Kouame Etienne Gata
  • Lassane TRAORE
  • Lou Nan Thérèse Gouré
  • AMANKON PRUSSE REMANE Adou
  • Bi Gala Zah

Sub-national team

  • Anick Bally
  • BEHI STEPHANE SERI
  • HIANNO MARCELLINµ SEGBE
  • JEAN BAPTISTE KOUAME
  • Kouamé Georges Konan
  • Mariam DEAZON née GBANE
  • Olivier Konan N'DRI
  • Soualio Soumahoro
  • TIMA DIABATE
  • ZAKARIA ABDOUL KARIM KONE
  • AYA PHILOMENE YAO
  • MAMADOU MOUSSA
Kenya

Sub-national team

  • Alice Wasilwa
  • Dorothy Logedi
  • Sarah Morara
  • Mohamed Haret Lohos
  • Onyango Penina
Lesotho

National team

  • Zerabruk Weres
Madagascar

National team

  • Domoina Ratovozanany
  • Hans Cacharel Barenz Mpatna
  • Harisoa Haingo Randrianantoandro

Sub-national team

  • François Randria
  • Hery Andriamampiadana Ralaizanaka
  • KANFIDO THIERRY SERGE TANKOANO
  • Nadia MAMITAHINA
  • Ravo FIDY NJARASOA
  • Robert Lamah
  • Soanambinina Colette RAHAJAMANANA
Mali

National team

  • Bintou Abdoulaye

Sub-national team

  • Idrissa SIDIBE
  • Sékou TOURE
  • Souleymane Traore
  • Abraham POUDIOUGO
Niger

Sub-national team

  • Ousmane Idi
  • Aboubacar ABDOU BATOURE
  • Souleymane ABDOUL KADRI NOUHOU
  • Abdou INGOUDA
Nigeria

National team

  • Aanu' Rotimi
  • Boniface Igomu
  • Halima Toro
  • Idongesit Ufot Ufot
  • Jamila Abubakar Umar
  • loretta ahuokpeme
  • Mathias Besong
  • Muhammad Isawa
  • Patience Adeda
  • Shehu Hassan

Sub-national team

  • Charles Ibeneme
Sri Lanka

National team

  • Malith Kumarasinghe
Tanzania

National team

  • Bonaventura Nestory
Togo

National team

  • Kossi TARKPESSI
  • Lorimpo DJANDA
  • Wankpaouyare GMAKOUBA
  • KOLA Manzama-Esso

Sub-national team

  • Dadou Pikèdinam TCHEOU
  • Yamdi KANOU
  • Edzo Amegbo AMELA
Tunisia

Sub-national team

  • Fethi Letaief Letaief
United Kingdom
  • Tahlil Ahmed
Zimbabwe

Sub-national team

  • Ellen Chibika
Nigeria

Sub-national team

  • Doris Ekpo
  • Emmanuel Katugwa
  • IBRAHIM ABDULLAHI MAIKANO
  • Josiah J Danmori
  • Muhammed ORENYIN OTARU
  • Nkechi Umeh
  • Salome Solomon
  • Tina Iroghama Agbonyinma
  • Abolaji Olagunju
  • Adedoyin Akinleye
  • Atinuke Asifat
  • Chidinma Ozoh
  • Emmanuel Musa
  • Emmanuella Chinonye Odunze
  • Gbenga Akinola
  • Khadijat Asifat
  • Mohammed Kachallah
  • Mojirola Fasiku
  • Abdu Alhaji Maiwada
  • Abdulhakeem Abdulkareem
  • Abdullahi Umar
  • Abimbola Adebayo
  • Attahir Abubakar
  • Bappayo Sarkina
  • chika offor
  • Felicia Aibinuomo
  • Glory Nwakaogor
  • Glory Odu-Oji
  • Mala Palnam Usman
  • Mary Samson
  • Mohammad Hamayoun
  • NDAEYO IWOT
  • Olanike Olayiwola
  • Oyeyemi Pitan
  • PATIENCE AJAI
  • Taofik Oloyede
  • Patricia Idowu-Collins
  • Peret Dadah
  • PHILOMINA ADAMS
  • Promise Izuogu
  • REBECCA YEWANDE OLATUNDE
  • Rosemary Rosemary Mamudu
  • Sambo Ishaku
  • Samuel Abandon Sule
  • Samuel OKIJIOLA
  • Shamsuddeen Abdullahi
  • Toluwanimi Adewole
  • Tyakaray Visa
  • Udoji Danjuma Makoshi
  • VICTORY EMEKA
  • Nnamdi Augustine Ozoh
  • Tolu Soyannwo
  • Auwal Ahmad
Pakistan

National team

  • Saqib Mughal
  • Mohammed Imran Qureshi

Sub-national team

  • Fazal Din
  • Syed Razi Abbas
  • Ahmad Naveed Nusrat Chhachhar
  • Muhammad Mubashir Jamil
  • Sehrish Shahid
  • Bashir Ahmad
  • Faraz Chaudry Sharif
  • Mir Arsalan
  • Muhammad Taimoor
  • Amel Altaher
Senegal

National team

  • Alassane NDIAYE
  • Aly DIOP

Sub-national team

  • Cheikh Saadbou Ndione
  • Françoise Siroma Nse'e Nomsili
  • Jacques Diammé NDOUR
  • Youssoupha CISSE
Sierra Leone

National team

  • Doreen Imanyara
Slovenia

National team

  • Maja Subelj
Somalia

Sub-national team

  • Abdilatif Sheik Abdullahi
  • Omar Sheikh Mohamud Nur

Research and evaluation

The Geneva Learning Foundation may use conference content in its communication, advocacy and training efforts. If this is the case, the Foundation will contact you to request your agreement and, if needed, to address any sensitive issues related to its content. Conference participants may also be invited to participate in education research by the Geneva Learning Foundation and its research partners to evaluate the efficacy of this learning initiative. Participation in this research is completely voluntary, and you may stop taking part at any time. In cases where learners do not consent, no learner data will be collected. Participation or non-participation will have no effect on your present or future relationship with the Geneva Learning Foundation or its Partners.

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.

Teach to Reach is being developed by The Geneva Learning Foundation with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).