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Advocacy Institute

The NCD Advocacy Institute is a flagship Capacity Development initiative designed to strengthen NCD civil society to ensure a more effective NCD response.

It offers tailored support and training for both nascent and experienced national NCD civil society alliances wishing to advance their impact and contribution to noncommunicable diseases prevention and control.

To support and strengthen national and regional NCD civil society, the NCD Alliance created the NCD Advocacy Institute in early 2017.

The NCD Advocacy Institute is a capacity development initiative that cultivates NCD civil society networks via the Seed Programme and fast tracks advocacy efforts via the Accelerator Programme. It consists of a multi-year partnership with organisations and coalitions in a range of countries around the world.

Accelerator Programme

The NCD Alliance Advocacy Institute’s Accelerator Programme provides tailored support to active NCD alliances in Brazil, Colombia, South Africa, Mexico, and India. It aims to maximise alliances’ national advocacy impact. 


Seed Programme

The NCD Alliance Advocacy Institute’s Seed Programme promotes and supports national NCD coalition building and establishes the foundations for effective NCD advocacy. This three year programme is active in Myanmar, Philippines, Ghana, Egypt, Indonesia, Nigeria, Vietnam, and Mozambique.