PHE ETHIOPIA CONSORTIUM
IDEA supports PHE Ethiopia Consortium as a national PHE champion. With support from IDEA, the PHE Ethiopia Consortium has played a critical role in raising the profile of the PHE approach among policymakers within Ethiopia and internationally. IDEA supports the Consortium to directly engage with high-level policymakers through one-on-one meetings, PHE project site visits, and periodic policy dialogues. These engagements have led to the expansion of the PHE approach in Ethiopia and requests by policymakers for PHE Ethiopia’s multisectoral policy work. Today, the PHE Ethiopia Consortium is seen as a national and regional leader and an example of the success country networks can accomplish in raising the profile of the PHE approach among key audiences.
- Concise, nontechnical information empowers leaders and decisionmakers beyond the health community with a better understanding of the connections among population, health, the environment, and development. It also builds a broad multisectoral base of support for family planning.
- Periodic policy dialogue that brings together policymakers, champions, researchers, and implementers mobilizes support for increased investments in integrated PHE strategies and can result in scaling up the approach.
- Connecting PHE implementers with regional and national PHE networks and global advocates creates a worldwide PHE policy community with a stronger collective and coordinated voice that can influence national development plans and the international development agenda.