ANSER Conference 7th-9th February 2024

Capitalizing the momentum of ICPD30, the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the ANSER conference ’Catalysing Change: Enhancing Evidence-Based Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Policies in Challenging Times’ aims to enhance collaboration between policymakers, academics and programmatic experts to advance SRHR knowledge & interventions, shape policies and drive societal change.
More information can be found on the conference website: https://www.ugent.be/anser/en/anser-conference.

ANSER Stakeholder Meeting

Every year ANSER organises an SRHR stakeholder meeting. The meeting has a double aim:

  1. Updating a wide variety of stakeholders, like policy makers, civil society and health practitioners on recent evidence on sexual and reproductive health generated by ANSER
  2. Hear from all stakeholders what data gaps they experience in their work and what SRHR issues they believe ANSER should prioritise in the coming year. That way the network expands the voices and participation of non-academics in research, by seeking feedback on SRHR evidence needs in society.

Reports of previous ANSER Stakeholder Meetings:

2021 Stakeholder Meeting Report

2022 Stakeholder Meeting Report

Education and training

ANSER Doctoral Course

On a bi-annual basis ANSER organises a Doctoral Course on 'Global sexual and reproductive health & rights'.

Understanding of how sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are shaped, and its effects on future generations is crucial for all researchers involved in global health, maternal health and many other areas related to health. This course will provide participants with practical and theoretical tools as well as background to review and carry out strong research in SRHR.

the 4th ANSER Doctoral Course is planned for October 2024 - please contact anser@ugent.be to get more information.

ANSER Summer School 

Each summer ANSER organises a Summer School for Master’s students that provides an introduction to the comprehensive concept of sexual and reproductive health and rights’.

The next ANSER Summer School is planned for the Summer of 2024 – Please contact anser@ugent.be to stay informed.

Evidence-based SRHR Policy Training

ANSER develops on-demand stakeholder trainings for policy makers and practitioners around the theme of Evidence-based sexual and reproductive health policies and the art of bridging the gap between research, policy and practice . Please contact anser@ugent.be for more information.

ANSER PhD Network

The ANSER PhD Network aims to build a global community among doctoral students in the field of SRHR. The network wants to be a place for PhD students to share information & best practices and discuss PhD related issues. PhD Network members can benefit from trainings and network opportunities with peers and other ANSER professionals.

If you would like to get involved please fill in this form

ANSER Master’s Student Network

The ANSER Master's Student Network within ANSER welcomes students with interest in SRHR, fostering global collaboration and innovation. It provides invaluable opportunities for emerging scholars to expand their research horizons. This network prioritizes inclusivity, bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds and ANSER-affiliated institutions. By connecting with peers and experts, Master's students can contribute to universal access to SRHR, creating a more equitable and informed research community. 

Interested in joining? Please apply via this form


The ANSER secretariat offers possibilities for unpaid internships. Please contact anser@ugent.be for more information.