2019 FAD


It’s that time of year again! The Field Associative Debates (FAD) season is quickly approaching and it’s time to start planning. 

The FADs are a great opportunity for everyone in the field to come together and discuss both local themes and movement wide issues.

FAD are yours: usually, the mission selects their own relevant FAD topics that arises from challenges to your particular mission.

It is important that the FADs continue to be a platform where the members of your team can exchange views and debate questions that concerns them about the medical and humanitarian challenges they face daily, and to have an opportunity to think and discuss about the way MSF is working both in your context and around the movement.

As always, we are ready if you need help or support with your FAD topics.

At the right side of this page (see the bullets) you will find the 2019 FAD Toolkit,  inspiration for your debates topics and more to help you organise your FAD.
This will be updated in the course of the following month. 

In the meantime, here are the steps needed to get the process started:

  1. If there is more than one OC present - decide which section is responsible for organizing the FAD. The FAD is an international event, and if there are several sections in your country consult with them on coordinating the practical arrangement and agenda. Usually, each section takes turns in organizing the FADs.
  2. Set a date and the location for your FAD, and inform us no later than January 10. The sooner you let us know your dates, the greater the chance is that a board member can attend and help facilitating the discussions. If your mission is not participating in the 2019 FADs, please let us know that to.
  3. Decide who will be the focal point persons in the mission, dealing with the FAD, and let us know so that we are sure to direct all information to the right person.
  4. Start drafting your agenda and let us know what subjects you are interested in. At this stage, the agenda is less urgent, but it’s good to start thinking about it.

Thank you for the huge amounts of energy and work that is put into organizing these events!

Feel free to contact one of the ​focal points in OCB anytime:

Rebecca Cerderholm for English speaking countries: rebecca.cederholm@stockholm.msf.org
Sylvie Leveau pour les pays francophones : sylvie.leveau@oslo.msf.org
Leticia Nolasco for Spanish speaking countriesLeticia.NOLASCO@rio.msf.org



By: Sophie Guillaumie