Getting organized: Choosing our NCD priority asks and issues for 2018
Join us March 29, 2018 at 9AMEST for our webinar featuring civil society founders across the non-communicable disease space on what advocacy messages they are choosing to focus on in 2018 leading up to the UN High-Level Meeting.
Objective: To discuss and set key youth advocacy priority asks for 2018 across civil society organizations.
Speakers: Elizabeth Rowley, Founder, T1 International (UK) and Runcie C.W. Chidebe, Executive Director, Project Pink Blue (Nigeria)
Elizabeth Rowley is the Founder and Director of T1International, and non-profit focused on global type 1 diabetes advocacy. She received a Master’s Degree in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Elizabeth spent time in various health organizations and working with health advocacy groups before founding T1International in 2013. Born in the USA, but now living in the United Kingdom, she has lived with type 1 diabetes for over 25 years. Elizabeth believes strongly that grassroots advocacy has the power to lead to the rebuilding of broken systems.
Runcie C.W. Chidebe is a cancer control advocate, researcher, psychologist and one of the leading voices advocating for Nigeria to make cancer control and NCDs national health priority. He is the Founder & Executive Director, Project PINK BLUE; and Founder, Abuja’s first Breast Cancer Support Group (ABC-SG). Engaged in supporting people battling with cancer, fundraising for indigent patients, cancer awareness and he established Nigeria’s first patient navigation. In 2015, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) awarded him Young Cancer Leader Award at World Cancer Leaders’ Summit (WCLS), Istanbul, Turkey; he was honoured with the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in 2016 and was recently named Champion for Cancer Care in Nigeria by the U.S. Department of State. He has won several awards across the globe and won several grants including Nelson Mandela Graca Machel Innovation Award, South Africa; Catherine Peugeot Award & Grant, France; UICC - Pfizer SPARC Metastatic Breast Cancer challenge, Lisbon, Portugal; U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (PAS) Grant and many others. He was the Best Graduating Student in Psychology in 2012 and also the Best Graduate in Social Work in 2006 from the prestigious University of Nigeria. Visit www.projectpinkblue.org to learn more about his work and connect with him on social media via: @runciecwc.
- Presentation of results from the YP-CDN 2018 Youth Priorities Survey
- Understand common civil society priority asks and advocacy messages for 2018 developed by the NCD Alliance and other groups at the WHO Global NCD Conference in Montevideo
- Discuss the above and use a set of criteria (11 criteria on choosing your advocacy issue) to identify key asks and messages for a civil society coalition of youth groups on NCDs to move forward with
Preparation: Review a Draft of Next Generation Priority Asks and Issues for 2018 that will be available for comments and discussion before the webinar; Choosing your Advocacy Issue, Midwest Academy.