Following the Open Space sessions, delegates returned to the main hall to reflect on this method of addressing SRHR issues and to close the conference. One delegate said she was positively surprised by the experience. “I was doubtful – everyone here is a specialist in a specific area. But we share many commonalities. There was enough openness to have really rich discussions and address crucial issues.”

“It’s good to have stakeholders, whether they are government, NGOs, or others, to get the whole perspective. For me, that was extremely worthwhile,” added another.