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[Registration Closed] The Evening Seminar -Steps to finding a shared agenda and building a coordinated response in NCD advocacy (November 14, 2019)

[Registration Closed] The Evening Seminar -Steps to finding a shared agenda and building a coordinated response in NCD advocacy  (November 14, 2019)

NCDs such as cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), cancers, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, as well as mental and neurological disorders have become the leading cause of death worldwide.

NCD Alliance Japan has served since 2013 as Japan’s point-of-contact for the NCD Alliance*, a collaborative platform for civil society organizations in the NCD community. The Alliance provides a level playing field for multi-stakeholder discussion, disseminating both at home and abroad the vital role played by civil society in the fight against NCDs. To further advance comprehensive, cross-cutting NCD measures, the decision was made in October 2019 to renew NCD Alliance Japan and to reinitiate its activities.

Recently in Japan, measures are being taken to emphasize the opinions of the people most affected in the processes for creating and enacting policy. In the field of disease control, the Cancer Control Act stated that people with cancer, their family members, and similar parties most affected will be included on the Cancer Control Promotion Council which discusses the Basic Plan to Promote Cancer Control Programs. Later, the Basic Act-On Stroke, Heart Disease and Other Cardiovascular Disease Measures for Extending Healthy Life Years followed suit by emphasizing the inclusion of those most affected in the planning process. Efforts to include those most affected in national and local deliberation councils and investigative committees are also advancing in other disease fields.
In light of these developments, we will welcome Ms. Katie Dain, CEO of NCD Alliance, for an evening seminar. Together with everyone the audience, we will learn about the importance of the role of civil society in NCD prevention and control while deepening our understanding of methods for enhancing advocacy efforts to make them more impactful. The NCD Alliance which Ms. Dain heads focuses on educating trainers on methods for helping people with NCDs effectively share their experiences with the disease through words and publications and to develop their efforts into strategic advocacy activities. It will be an opportunity to directly learn about empowering people with NCDs around the world.

Although the event is on a weeknight, we sincerely hope to see you there. 

*NCD Alliance Japan is granted permission to use the word “NCD” by National Clinical Database.
*NCD Alliance: A collaborative platform bringing together over 2000 civil society organizations/academic institutions in more than 170 countries. HGPI has been officially recognized as a full member of the NCD Alliance since January 17, 2019.

Ms.Katie Dain (NCD Alliance CEO)

■Date & Time
Thursday, November 14, 18:30-19:45

Global Business Hub Tokyo Field
Grand Cube 3F, Otemachi Financial City, Global Business Hub Tokyo 1-9-2,

60 person (We will stop accepting applications once all the places are taken.)

■Participation fee

Ms. Katie Dain
Katie Dain is Chief Executive Officer of the NCD Alliance, a global network of civil society organisations dedicated to transforming the fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Katie has worked with the NCD Alliance since its founding in 2009. Katie is widely recognised as a leading advocate and expert on NCDs.She is currently a member of the WHO Independent High-Level Commission on NCDs, co-chair of the WHO Civil Society Working Group on the UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs, and a member of The Lancet Commission on NCDIs of the Poorest Billion. Her experience covers a range of sustainable development issues, including global health, gender equality and women’s empowerment, violence against women, and women’s health. Before joining the NCD Alliance, she held a series of policy and advocacy posts in international NGOs and government, including the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in Brussels, leading their global policy and advocacy programme; the UK Government as a gender policy adviser; Womankind Worldwide, a women’s rights organisation;and the Terrence Higgins Trust(THT), a HIV and sexual health charity. She has a BA in History from Sheffield University, and a Master’s degree in Violence, Conflict and International Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London.

Registration will close at 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 11, 2019. Participants will be selected by a draw of lots and informed of the results by Monday, November 11. After registration has been completed, a confirmation email will be automatically sent. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact HGPI by email at or by phone at 03-4243-7156.
In the event that you would like to cancel your registration, please inform us by noon on Wednesday, November 13.

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