Accelerator Programme

The NCD Advocacy Institute’s Accelerator Programme seeks to increase the capacity of established national NCD alliances to drive effective in-country NCD advocacy.

Through multiyear partnerships with selected well-established NCD alliances, NCDA offers grants, tailored technical assistance and capacity building, training opportunities, expert and peer support designed to boost strategic advocacy efforts.

The first phase of the Advocacy Institute Accelerator Programme was launched in early 2017 for a three-year period (2017-2019), to actively involve national NCD alliances in global advocacy efforts – including opportunities afforded by the 2018 UN High Level Meeting on NCDs - and showcase national action at regional and global fora. In this first phase, NCDA supported five well-established alliances in Brazil, Colombia, India, Mexico and South Africa.

A second phase was launched in 2020, with a new NCDs and UHC Accelerator Programme, aiming to increase the capacity of nine established NCD alliances to drive effective in-country NCD and UHC advocacy in Egypt, Ghana, India, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Rwanda, Tanzania and Vietnam.

The Accelerator Programme aims to achieve:

  • Advocacy successes and early policy wins, including raised visibility of NCDs, constructive relationships with policy makers, and incremental gains in policy development;
  • NCD alliances with increased legitimacy and relevance, including increased advocacy capacity, involvement of non-health actors and grassroots mobilisation (including people living with NCDs and youth), and ability to quickly respond to opportunities/threats;
  • NCD alliances that are knowledgeable of and actively involved in global and regional NCD policy processes;
  • NCD alliances that are actively involved with the broader community of national and regional alliances.

Participating Accelerator NCD alliances

Learn more about participating Accelerator NCD alliances. 


Workshops

Read about the three Accelerator workshops covering the topics of global advocacy, the global policy landscape, monitoring and evaluation – and more!

Virtual Training 2020

NCDs and UHC Accelerator Virtual Training 2020

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Grants

The Accelerator Programme includes grants supporting advocacy efforts of the NCD alliances as well as grants tailored to strengthen the functioning of each alliance. Find out more about what our partners are working on here