04 Apr 120 under 40 nominations now open
Nominations are now being accepted for Year 3 of 120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders, a project that highlights the achievements of the next generation of family planning leaders worldwide. The nomination period runs from March 27 to June 11, 2019. Nomination forms are available from 120under40.org.
120 Under 40 is a program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health. 120 Under 40 launched in 2015 to recognize and galvanize the accomplished, inspiring young people who are making a difference in family planning and reproductive health worldwide.
To be eligible for Year 3, nominees must be 40 years or younger by December 31, 2019, and must have made significant contributions to family planning at the local or national level in advocacy, programming/program implementation, research, service delivery, demand generation, policy/government or media. Nominations can be submitted by colleagues, peers and others who can speak to the nominee’s work. Nominees all have profiles on 120under40.org. Year 1 and Year 2 nominees who did not win but still meet the eligibility guidelines can be re-nominated.
From June 18 to July 1, 2019, the public will vote via 120under40.org for their favorite nominees. Voters can cast one vote per nominee. Nominees must receive at least 75 public votes in order to move on to the final round: evaluation by a jury of experts in family planning and reproductive health, who will score the nominees based on a set of published criteria. Finally, the project secretariat will review the results and determine this year’s winners.
The 40 winners for 2019 will be announced on September 10, 2019, and will be celebrated on September 26, 2019, World Contraception Day — an annual event organized by Bayer that is focused on enabling young people to make informed decisions about family planning and reproductive health. Each winner will receive $1,000 from the Gates Institute, to continue their work in family planning or start an innovative new project.