NCD Alliance event "Success Factors for NCDs", Geneva, May 2017. © Gilberto Lontro / FDI World Dental Federation

Convening

Global NCD Alliance Forum, Cafés & Dialogues, and Side Events

To ensure regular opportunities to catalyse dialogue and build consensus on priority issues, NCD Alliance facilitates and convenes meetings, high-profile events, roundtables and virtual webinars focused on topical themes with case studies and examples of good practice. Our biennial Global NCD Alliance Forum is our flagship event brining together dozens of global NCD experts.

An important aspect of NCD Alliance's capacity building and knowledge exchange activities is facilitating connections between those working in, influencing, researching, acting in the NCD space.

Global NCD Alliance Forum 

The second Global NCD Alliance Forum "Stepping up the pace on NCDs: making 2018 count"  will take place this 9-11th December 2017 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE). 
 
The Forum is organised in partnership with local host organisation, Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP). Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah, Founder and Royal Patron of FoCP, International Ambassador for Childhood Cancer for UICC, is the Forum’s Patron as part of her commitment to the fight against cancer and NCDs. 
 
The Forum will convene representatives from NCD civil society from across the world, building links with multilaterals, international NGOs, select government representatives and NCD experts.
 
It will be an interactive forum, providing a safe space for knowledge exchange, sharing good practice, and capacity building for NCD advocacy.
 
With two days of plenary sessions, dynamic workshops and networking sessions, the second Global NCD Alliance Forum 2017 provides a prime opportunity to unite and mobilise NCD civil society ahead of the 2018 UN High-level Meeting on NCDs. 
The NCD Alliance, together with local host organisation FoCP, convened over 200 NCD leaders for the the first ever Global NCD Alliance Forum on 13th-15th November 2015 in Sharjah. 
 

NCD Cafés and Dialogues 

NCD Café and the NCD Dialogues are hosted at various international world congresses during the year by members of the Supporters Consultation Group with the assistance of the NCD Alliance. They provide interactive platforms for open discussions on key topics in the field of NCDs and global health, as well as a space for networking with prominent expert and thought leaders, with an emphasis on partnership and collaboration.

Side Events

NCD Alliance also coordinates and co-hosts high level side events relevant to the wider NCD community alongside multilateral and bilateral meetings, such as conferences, World Health Assembly and United Nations General Assembly. These have included publication launches, civil society briefings and panel discussions.