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The Forum is organised under the theme of “Bridging the Gap” with a view to accelerating global efforts to translate political commitments and rhetoric into action and implementation at national and local levels.

It will focus on action enablers and what works in local and national contexts. It will offer a civil society perspective and take a political economy lens on the key catalysts for change that can bridge the major gaps in the NCD response.

The Forum will bring together 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 practices, and capacity building for NCD advocacy. 

What can delegates expect?

  • 3 days - 1 pre-forum day, with pre-meetings, regional advocacy meetings, satellite sessions; 2 days official forum programme

  • 400 delegates

  • 60+ national and regional NCD alliances

  • Youth and people living with NCDs representation

  • 3 plenaries, 3 workshop streams, 18 workshops

  • Launch of key publications

  • Second iteration of the Sharjah Awards to celebrate best practice and success in advocacy/accountability by alliances.

  • Social events, including Gala Dinner.

  • Greater opportunities for delegate interaction and engagement 

Programme is under development. You can access to the preliminary programme by clicking on the image below:



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