Strategic Partnerships Branch
UNFPA plays a key role, through its mandate, in the implementation and ultimate success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In line with Sustainable Development Goal 17 on partnerships, UNFPA established a dedicated Strategic Partnerships Branch (SPB), which leads the Fund’s efforts to explore, engage and manage collaborations with a range of stakeholders to support the mandate of UNFPA in achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, reducing maternal deaths and improving the lives of adolescents and youth.
In coordinating within the Strategic Partnerships and Communications Division, SPB manages and oversees the operational aspects of TransformU.
The Advisory Panel guides the strategic execution of TransformU, providing the Strategic Partnerships Branch with support and expertise. It is comprised of TransformU founding university members and a cross section of representatives from universities and scientific institutions, UNFPA staff and representatives from the broader private sector who share the mission and vision of UNFPA and its university network.