The Advocacy Institute’s Seed Programme is a multi-year initiative that promotes and supports national NCD coalition-building and establishes the foundations for effective advocacy.

To enable the application of knowledge and skills acquired through the Seed Programme, partners are provided with grants to bolster their coalition-building efforts and advocacy.

Each Seed Programme partner works towards strenghtening the functioning of their alliances and setting foundations for advocacy, with clear annual deliverables and activities. The NCDA Capacity Development team conducts regular monitoring and evaluation to assess progress and achievements, and provides in-depth technical assistance.

You can find more information about each partner’s activities below:

Côte d’Ivoire, Africa NCDs Network and Malawi: setting foundations for NCD advocacy

In 2020, alliances in Côte d’Ivoire and Malawi and the regional Africa NCDs Network conducted situational, political and stakeholder mapping exercises which will help them set foundations for future capacity and coalition-building. As next steps, both Africa NCDs Network and Malawi NCD Alliance are working towards adopting strategic plans, formalising governance and membership structures, as well as formulating basic plans to set the basis for future advocacy.

The work of the Africa NCDs Network and Malawi NCD Alliance is supported thanks to NCDA’s partnership with the Leona B. and Harry M. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

The work of the alliance in Côte d’Ivoire (Coalition MNT-CI) in 2020 was possible through a one-year support thanks to NCDA’s partnership with Sanofi.

Bangladesh, Nepal, Senegal: strengthening NCD alliances among Least Developed Countries

Bangladesh and Nepal have joined the Seed Programme as part of the expansion of the Advocacy Institute in 2021. In the first year of the support, the alliances will focus on conducting landscape mapping and coalition-building activities that will set foundations for future advocacy work.

Senegal is a new alliance that was formed through the Seed programme support in 2020. In 2021, the alliance will pursue a formal registration process, and will continue building its structure and membership while setting foundations for advocacy.

The work of the alliance in Senegal in 2020 was supported thanks to NCDA’s partnership with Sanofi. The work of the alliances in Bangladesh, Nepal and Senegal (from 2021) is supported thanks to NCDA’s partnership with Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

First phase of the Seed Programme (2017 – 2019)

The first phase of the Seed programme focused on supporting nine NCD alliances (Egypt, Ghana, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria, Philippines, and Vietnam), of which six alliances were founded during this period. Alliances strengthened their coalition building and governance structures, and were able to carry out context-specific advocacy efforts on NCD prevention and control.

For highlights of the results and policy wins achieved throughout the first phase of the Accelerator Programme, please read the impact report here.