Space for voice: Evaluation of the Women Deliver Oceanic Pacific Regional Convening Partnership
The Women Deliver 2023 Conference (WD2023) includes a new Regional Convening Partner model. This model was designed to enable greater local mobilisation in the lead up to the global WD2023 conference held in Kigali, Rwanda, in July 2023. The State Government of Victoria (Victorian Government) applied successfully to be the Regional Convening Partner for the Oceanic Pacific region, which includes Pacific Island countries, Australia, and Aotearoa-New Zealand. The Regional Convening Partnership was intended to elevate the voices and priorities of Oceanic Pacific women and girls at the global level.
Following WD2023 in Kigali, members of the Regional Convening Partnership gathered to reflect on what we had achieved, and how we had achieved it. We hoped to identify lessons to support future regional organising for the Women Deliver 2026 Conference, and contribute to multi-stakeholder movement strengthening work more broadly.