The first Emerging Voices venture ran in parallel with the First Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Montreux, Switzerland. To give people from the Global South the chance to present their research and policy agenda on the global scene, ITM decided to encourage them to have their voice heard. Through an essay competition 50 Emerging Voices were selected to present their ideas on how to progress towards universal health coverage (UHC), the topic of the 1st Global Symposium. An intensive skills training and universal coverage immersion turned their performance at the 52nd ITM Colloquium into a remarkable and innovative event as well content-wise as in terms of methodology (Pecha Kucha, Fishbowl discussions, …).
In other words, an international competition was combined with a capacity building experience, innovative conference formats and two conferences (Antwerp Colloquium and Montreux Symposium).
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All videos were recorded during the Antwerp Colloquium.