The IWG Thematic Working Group Committee sits at the heart of what the IWG does, and provides a space for emerging professionals to convene, ideate, problem solve, and act towards health system issues that they feel most passionate about.
The Thematic Working Groups (TWG) of the IWG serves as an incubator and accelerator to the creative and passionate ideas of any IWG member who is in need for relevant technical global advice and support, coworkers, networking, resources, and feedback to support the development of organically grown projects. IWG members may routinely pitch their ideas while the TWG assesses and monitors the idea-action transformation progress and flow.
This working group is ready to support in transforming motivation-based ideas into action that falls under the three IWG pillars by providing opportunities to sound and build out proposed ideas, find and move people for collaborative works and creation of new networks and partners, as well as get feedback from technical advisors and participating members to generate fresh insights and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.
In 2019, the TWG centered its focus in knowledge generation and sharing and doing advocacy work on the following themes with the participation of different regions:
- Global Knowledge Sharing
- Global Lecture Series
- Global Film Club
- Health Systems Resilience, Readiness and Responsiveness
- Health Equity
In 2021, the IWG initiated a cross-regional consultative process to identify three global thematic areas, i.e, global public health system priorities that members from all six regions felt represented the “need of the hour.” In 2022, the TWG Committee launched a “meaning-making” workshop series to define these thematic areas, and streamline its approach to provide focus on delivering outputs and products that fall under one of the three main thematic areas:
- Leadership and Governance
- Non-communicable Diseases
- Environmental and Planetary Health
Click any of the following circles to read more about the thematic area:
As such, these three global thematic areas represent where the IWG is investing time, energy, and bringing strategic support and advisory resources together to move ideas to the action stage. Beyond the three global thematic areas, members are welcome to initiate ideas irrespective of alignment with these global areas, to ensure that key issues that are important to IWG members make it to the table, and have the opportunity to be realised through the power of this community.
In addition, the IWG holds space for different committees that may convene for select initiatives, events, or purposes, through IWG Special Committees. The following are the special committees IWG has convened so far:
- Health Systems Global Symposium 2021 Conference Committee (2021)
- India COVID-19 Relief Efforts Special Committee (2021)
- The Unprecedented Times Committee (2020)