GCRF: Tobacco control capacity programme

Lead Research Organisation: University of Stirling
Department Name: School of Health Sciences

Abstract

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the world. Globally, smoking kills more people every year than HIV, tuberculosis and malaria combined. By 2030, more than 80% of the world's tobacco-related deaths will occur in low and middle income countries (LMICs). Preventing people from starting to use tobacco, and encouraging users to stop, is a global priority. The World Health Organisation is addressing this through an international treaty, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), which has been signed by 181 countries and sets out the policies countries should adopt to prevent smoking. The United Nations (UN) sees the FCTC as so important that when it set up 'Sustainable Development Goals' it included the FCTC in Goal 3, which is about improving health and wellbeing for all the world's people. Goal 3.10 says that the implementation of the FCTC should be strengthened in all countries.

However, while a number of high income countries (HICs) have made good progress in FCTC implementation, this is not the case in all LMICs. Signing the treaty is not enough: governments need to be helped to introduce good policies and enforce them. However, few LMICs have the capacity, or in some cases the staff with the right skills, to carry out the research and advocacy necessary to design, implement and achieve compliance with good tobacco control policies. Also, most existing research on tobacco has been conducted in HICs, and is not always relevant to LMICs. Thus we need to train and support researchers in tobacco prevention in LMICs, with skills in economics, clinical medicine, public health and the social sciences, for example.

This proposal is about filling these gaps, building on some good work already under way. Our proposed programme will be undertaken in two parts of the world (South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa) where progress on tobacco control has not always been good, and where the tobacco industry is active in attempting to undermine measures that work. We propose to build research capacity in several LMICs, thought a programme of research designed to address local priorities in each country, supported by a programme of training in research and impact. It will focus in particular on three issues relevant to UN SDG 3 but also other UN goals on peace, justice and strong institutions (SDG 16) and partnerships (SDG 17). These are: tobacco taxation (which helps reduce tobacco use and provides money for governments to build the economy); preventing illicit trade in tobacco (by protecting tax revenue, reducing corruption and helping to reduce crime) and preventing tobacco industry interference (which aims to prevent or undermine national implementation of FCTC measures). Studies will be conducted on these topics as well as additional priorities chosen by countries (like building evidence for 'smokefree' clean air policies, putting health warnings on tobacco packets and services to help people stop smoking).

To do this work we have put together a team including UK academics, researchers in LMICs, and charities working to reduce harm from tobacco. The programme will be led by the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, a UK Centre for Public Health Excellence. The team also includes research organisations in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, India, South Africa and Uganda, and can be expanded to include other LMICs if resources allow. Support is included from Cancer Research UK, the world's largest independent cancer charity. Additional help will come from other supporters including the FCTC's Framework Convention Alliance and the American Cancer Society. Funding will be used to support a network of early career (post-doctoral) researchers and teams in LMICs and the UK. Extensive training opportunities and support to carry out high quality research on policy and practice in each country and internationally, and to establish strong research partnerships for the future, will be provided.

Technical Summary

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the world. Globally, smoking kills more people every year than HIV, tuberculosis and malaria combined. By 2030, more than 80% of the world's tobacco-related deaths will occur in low and middle income countries (LMICs). Preventing people from starting to use tobacco, and encouraging users to stop, is a global priority. The World Health Organisation is addressing this through an international treaty, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), which has been signed by 181 countries and sets out the policies countries should adopt to prevent smoking. The United Nations (UN) sees the FCTC as so important that when it set up 'Sustainable Development Goals' it included the FCTC in Goal 3, which is about improving health and wellbeing for all the world's people. Goal 3.10 says that the implementation of the FCTC should be strengthened in all countries.

However, while a number of high income countries (HICs) have made good progress in FCTC implementation, this is not the case in all LMICs. Signing the treaty is not enough: governments need to be helped to introduce good policies and enforce them. However, few LMICs have the capacity, or in some cases the staff with the right skills, to carry out the research and advocacy necessary to design, implement and achieve compliance with good tobacco control policies. Also, most existing research on tobacco has been conducted in HICs, and is not always relevant to LMICs. Thus we need to train and support researchers in tobacco prevention in LMICs, with skills in economics, clinical medicine, public health and the social sciences, for example.

This proposal is about filling these gaps, building on some good work already under way. Our proposed programme will be undertaken in two parts of the world (South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa) where progress on tobacco control has not always been good, and where the tobacco industry is active in attempting to undermine measures that work. We propose to build research capacity in several LMICs, thought a programme of research designed to address local priorities in each country, supported by a programme of training in research and impact. It will focus in particular on three issues relevant to UN SDG 3 but also other UN goals on peace, justice and strong institutions (SDG 16) and partnerships (SDG 17). These are: tobacco taxation (which helps reduce tobacco use and provides money for governments to build the economy); preventing illicit trade in tobacco (by protecting tax revenue, reducing corruption and helping to reduce crime) and preventing tobacco industry interference (which aims to prevent or undermine national implementation of FCTC measures). Studies will be conducted on these topics as well as additional priorities chosen by countries (like building evidence for 'smokefree' clean air policies, putting health warnings on tobacco packets and services to help people stop smoking).

To do this work we have put together a team including UK academics, researchers in LMICs, and charities working to reduce harm from tobacco. The programme will be led by the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, a UK Centre for Public Health Excellence. The team also includes research organisations in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, India, South Africa and Uganda, and can be expanded to include other LMICs if resources allow. Support is included from Cancer Research UK, the world's largest independent cancer charity. Additional help will come from other supporters including the FCTC's Framework Convention Alliance and the American Cancer Society. Funding will be used to support a network of early career (post-doctoral) researchers and teams in LMICs and the UK. Extensive training opportunities and support to carry out high quality research on policy and practice in each country and internationally, and to establish strong research partnerships for the future, will be provided.

Planned Impact

By working collaboratively we aim to build capacity to address the tobacco epidemic in LMICs. In the UK, our research centre (UKCTAS, involving 13 Universities) has conducted research that has directly informed policies to drive down smoking rates and benefit health and the economy for the last 8 years. This would not have been possible without the strong links we have with policy-makers, practitioners and the public. We will use this experience to work with our LMIC colleagues, many of whom are building similar links. By conducting research in LMICs on three key themes (tobacco taxation, reducing illicit trade, and addressing tobacco industry interference, as well as other local priorities) we should be able to provide data and specific examples which will help make the case for better implementation of the FCTC, which will result in reductions in tobacco disease and death and also help generate revenue for governments through taxation which aids other development priorities.

To maximise impact we have integrated a structured series of engagement opportunities into our bid. In this process we will have considerable assistance from Cancer Research UK who are highly active in tobacco control nationally and internationally, and a partnership like this with a large NGO will assist with translating what we do into practice. We also have support from the Framework Convention Alliance who are tasked with helping more than 100 countries with FCTC implementation. Engagement opportunities are as follows.

1. Initial stakeholder event in each LMIC country (8 in total as we are involving 2 regions of India) for 30-50 people from governments, NGOs, health, welfare and education professionals, WHO offices and the public. We will involve them in shaping individual studies to be conducted within the programme and maintain contact throughout.
2. Communication Skills Workshops for academics in the team over 3 days with a skilled communications consultant and CRUK to provide training on preparing briefs for key organisations, publishing and working with the media.
3. Individual meetings in country with key government officials and professional groups
4. Second stakeholder workshop in each country/region in the final year with similar groups as in year one, to present research findings, discuss how the research can be used, how the skills developed in the team could inform future research on other health and development priorities and how the programme can be sustained.
5. An evaluation of the programme led by CRUK seeking the views of the teams involved and stakeholders in-country and internationally.

We will also publish our work in academic journals, collaborating on publications across UK and LMIC teams at all career levels. We have costed for support to produce online and social media resources (UKCTAS and in-country website content, social media feeds) so that our work can reach a wider audience beyond those involved in our planned events and training opportunities. As the programme develops we also intend to liaise with other funders active in supporting research and policy on preventing non-communicable diseases, and with other new LMIC partners, to identify options for the future sustainability and continued impact of our work.

Publications

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Description Addressing Smokeless Tobacco and building Research capacity in south Asia (ASTRA)
Amount £1,999,999 (GBP)
Funding ID 17/63/76 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Addressing Smokeless Tobacco and building Research Capacity in South Asia (ASTRA) 
Organisation University of York
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution TCCP principal investigator Prof. Linda Bauld is Project Lead for the Smoking Cessation Work Package for ASTRA (this WP also involves Prof. Rumana Huque, a co-investigator on TCCP). The Centre Director for ASTRA, Prof. Kamran Siddiqi is a co-investigator on TCCP. Ann McNeill, of King's College London, is a co-investigator on both TCCP and ASTRA. Prof. Siddiqi sits on the Core Coordination Group and the Strategic Management Group of TCCP; Prof. Huque sits on the Core Coordination Group.
Collaborator Contribution Key events across both projects frequently see members of the research team of the other project in attendance. The TCCP programme meeting in March 2019 illustrated this. Rumana Huque, Ann McNeill and Kamran Siddiqi were all present (and presented) at the meeting and engaged in key discussions. In addition, ASTRA Early Career Researchers and TCCP Research Fellows held a joint 'training day', with sessions led by Prof. Bauld and Prof. Siddiqi. This gave both sets of researchers an opportunity to meet, discuss their work and strengthen connections for future collaboration.
Impact Aside from the support provided to both projects from the other, and the joint training mentioned above, there have been no joint outputs or outcomes as yet.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Stopping Tobacco Organisations and Products (STOP) 
Organisation University of Bath
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Anna Gilmore, who leads the STOP programme in the University of Bath, is a co-investigator on TCCP. Stop is also part funding a CPD training course at the University of Bath that TCCP researchers have and will be able to take part in.
Collaborator Contribution Professor Anna Gilmore's work in the TCCP (on tobacco industry interference and improved governance for FCTC implementation) is closely aligned to the STOP programme and TCCP was specifically highlighted in the STOP application. In addition to the CPD course mentioned above, the wider TCCP and STOP teams are currently discussing further opportunities for collaboration.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2018
 
Description ARMA UK - assurance learning event - Linda Bauld and Fi Davidson presentation (May 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) due diligence event. The TCCP programme team was invited to present learning from the implementation of its due diligence and assurance processes to date. Introduced the TCCP programme to around 30 people from HEIs from across the UK. Continue to liaise with other programmes doing work in this area to learn from building best practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Communication with national health service (Ghana) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Communication with Ghana Health Service to collect views on taxation project implementation and relevant ideas, discussion of smoke-free study and activities related to it.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description GCRF Grow Project Managers meeting - Fi Davidson organised (July 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact FI Davidson and a small organising committee organised a meeting of all the GCRF Grow Project Managers to discuss learning to date from managing the programmes. Produced a list of learning points from the implementation of GCRF Grow funded projects to date. Introduced programme to cohort. Following this meeting the PI made contact with GCRF Challenge Leader for health with an offer to introduce the programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Global Respiratory Health synergies meeting, University of Edinburgh (June 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This meeting hosted by the RESPIRE programme (Usher Institute, Edinburgh) aimed to bring together programmes funded by GCRF and NIHR with a focus on global focus on respiratory health. The focus of the meeting was to highlight areas of potential synergy and future cooperation. Introduced the TCCP programme to around 30 people who work in global respiratory health. Discussed key lessons learned from implementation to date. Notes being written up by RESPIRE programme manager, future coordination meetings being planned.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Initial stakeholder engagement call with Andrew Smith (Team Leader - Global Challenges and Innovation, Foreign and Commonwealth Office) - Feb 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact An introductory meeting was held with Andrew Smith from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to introduce this programme and to discuss how British Government officials in overseas postings might be able to support the programme. We specifically discussed that he could facilitate introductions to relevant colleagues throughout the Africa region with members of the TCCP research team. Andrew facilitated an introduction to John-Wade Smith based at the British High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa to discuss the programme activities in South Africa.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Initial stakeholder engagement call with John Wade-Smith (Regional Head of Science and Innovation, British High Commission, South Africa) - Feb 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A meeting was held with John Wade-Smith from the British High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa, to introduce this programme and to discuss how British Government officials in overseas postings might be able to support the programme. We specifically discussed that he could facilitate introductions to relevant colleagues throughout the Africa region with members of the TCCP research team. These introductions have started to happen and will support the stakeholder engagement events later in the year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Initial stakeholder engagement meeting with Dr William Maina (Senior Program Manager, World Health Organisation) - March 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact An initial meeting was held with Dr William Maina who manages a regional tobacco control project for the World Health Organisation which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. During the meeting we identified various areas of mutual interest between the programmes and discussed future collaboration. We invited Dr William Maina to join the International Advisory Board of the programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Linda Bauld presented programme at Faculty Research Retreat - Dec 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Linda Bauld presented an overview of the programme at a Faculty Research Retreat. The focus of the presentation was on the programme itself and also on the Global Challenges Research Fund and the application process.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Linda Bauld presented programme at Research Engagement Workshop - Feb 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Linda Bauld presented at a Research Engagement workshop at the University of Stirling focussed on raising awareness of the programme and the GCRF funding scheme across the university and supporting multi-disciplinary links to be made for future funding opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Linda Bauld presented programme at Research Engagement Workshop - Jan 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Linda Bauld presented at a Research Engagement workshop at the University of Stirling focussed on raising awareness of the programme and the GCRF funding scheme across the university and supporting multi-disciplinary links to be made for future funding opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with government official (Ghana) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact TCCP partner KNUST (Ghana) met with the Ghanaian Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) on country-specific TCCP research aims and objective on the three project areas. Refinement of the project areas to country-specific needs and targets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Newspaper article by TCCP partner co-investigator focusing on research (Banladesh) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact TCCP partner ARK Foundation (Bangladesh) Co-Investigator Rumana Huque published an article entitled 'Tobacco Tax in Bangladesh: Opportunities and Challenges' in the Bangladesh Post, a national newspaper of Bangladesh.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bangladeshpost.net/tobacco-tax-in-bangladesh-opportunities-and-challenges/
 
Description One-to-one meeting with government official (Manipal, India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The co-investigator for TCCP partner MAHE (Manipal, India) Dr. Muralidhar M K, met with a local government official - Dr. Selvarajan M, Deputy Director, Medical, Government of Karnataka - to provide an update on the three projects that are being undertaken by MAHE.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation by TCCP co-investigator (HRIDAY, Delhi, India) during 11th European Public Health (EPH) Conference Slovenia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact TCCP partner HRIDAY co-investigator Dr. Monika Arora presented findings of the 5.3 component of the study during the European Public Health conference from 30 November-01 December 2018, in a presentation entitled 'Conflict of interest (COI) and governance in the era of sustainable development goals'. In addition, she highlighted that ''TCCP is supported by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) with funding from the Global Challenges Research Fund from October 2017 to December 2021''.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation of research at National Research Symposium (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A research fellow and collaborator from TCCP partner HRIDAY attended and presented their TCCP projects individually at a National Research Symposium organised by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), New Delhi, India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Programme twitter feed launch - Jan 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A twitter account was established for the programme to share updates on the progress of the programme. To date the account has 97 followers. The top tweet made over 3,500 impressions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://twitter.com/GCRF_TCCP
 
Description Programme website launch - Jan 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The TCCP website was launched in January 2018 to showcase the aims and future activities of the programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.ukctas.net/TCCP-GCRF.html
 
Description Research team host Idea Exchange at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health - March 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Four members of the TCCP research team presented the programme and the work the research they plan to undertake during the programme. A 20 minute discussion took place after the presentation with members of the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://wctoh.org/
 
Description Research team members present programme at Cancer Research UK Passion Talk - Jan 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The TCCP research team presented the programme and their research plans to an audience of Cancer Research UK staff. The aim of the talk was to raise awareness of the important of international tobacco control to cancer prevention.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description TCCP - Presentation by PI at SRNT-E conference (Sept 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact We discussed the programme at the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Europe conference in the closing plenary (the TCCP PI is SRNT-E president) attended by delegates from 30 countries and where a forthcoming GCRF call on maternal health was specifically discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description TCCP AAU - TCCP Stakeholder Engagement Meeting (25th Sept 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A meeting was hosted by TCCP partner Addis Ababa University (AAU) in September. The meeting convened key stakeholders from Ethiopia to discuss priorities for tobacco control in the country. The aim of this meeting was to introduce the programme to key stakeholders, get feedback on research priorities for within the programme and develop a revised stakeholder engagement plan for the next phase of the programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description TCCP ARK Foundation - Meeting with Director, The Union (August 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A stakeholder consultation meeting was arranged during the visit of The Union Director Dr. Gan Quan in Bangladesh on 14 August 2018 at 9:30 am. A number of BI grantees of the Union were present at that important meeting. The participants discussed the challenges of carrying out different tobacco control initiatives, including tobacco tax, industry intefrefence and illicit trade. Dr. Rumana Huque emphasised on the importance of developing a tobacco tax policy for Bangladesh, and what should be the content of the policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description TCCP ARK Foundation - Stakeholder Consultation (3rd September 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A stakeholder consultation meeting was arranged on 3rd September, 2018 at 11am to discuss the formulation of tobacco tax policy and the development of a knowledge hub on tobacco taxation. Dr. Nasiruddin Ahmed, Former Chairman, National Board of Revenue and Consultant, Brac, Professor Sohel Reza Choudhury from Nationla Heart Foundation, Farida Akhter from Tabinaj, Prof. Nazma Begum from Bureau of Economic Research, Dr. Gulam Hussain of Department of Economics, Ms. Rini Sultana from WBB Trust, Syed Mahbubul Alam, Technical Adviser of the Union were present in the meeting among others.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2018
 
Description TCCP ARK Foundation - TCCP Stakeholder Engagement Meeting (26th Sept 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A meeting was hosted by TCCP partner ARK Foundation in September. The meeting convened key stakeholders from Bangladesh to discuss priorities for tobacco control in the country. The aim of this meeting was to introduce the programme to key stakeholders, get feedback on research priorities for within the programme and develop a revised stakeholder engagement plan for the next phase of the programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description TCCP CTCA - Attendance of Tobacco Control meeting (July 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The CTCA team attended a coordination meeting for tobacco control implementation in the country. This was attended by tobacco control actors in Uganda including; Policy makers from ministries of finance, health, revenue authority, environmental authority, civil society and media agencies. This gave the CTCA team a chance to connect with key stakeholders in Uganda which informed their stakeholder analysis and invitation list for their stakeholder meeting in October 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description TCCP CTCA - Attendance of World No Tobacco Day activities in Uganda (July 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Fellow attended the WNTD symposium with the tobacco control partners in Uganda. This provided an opportunity for him to meet the key tobacco control actors in the country.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description TCCP CTCA - Attendance of workshops related to TC strategic plan (July 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Ministry of Health in partnership with selected TC partners in Uganda, review the draft TC strategic plan and Policy. The objective was to refine them to be submitted to ministry of health cabinet for approval. The Fellow participated. The activity exposed him to tobacco control and where the country intends to go with policy implementation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description TCCP CTCA - TCCP Stakeholder Engagement Meeting (24th Oct 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A meeting was hosted by TCCP partner CTCA in October. The meeting convened key stakeholders from Uganda to discuss priorities for tobacco control in the country. The aim of this meeting was to introduce the programme to key stakeholders, get feedback on research priorities for within the programme and develop a revised stakeholder engagement plan for the next phase of the programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description TCCP HRIDAY - TCCP Stakeholder Engagement Meeting (10th Sept 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A meeting was hosted by TCCP partner HRIDAY in September. The meeting convened key stakeholders from Ghana to discuss priorities for tobacco control in India. The aim of this meeting was to introduce the programme to key stakeholders, get feedback on research priorities for within the programme and develop a revised stakeholder engagement plan for the next phase of the programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description TCCP HRIDAY - meetings with Dr Mary Assunta (May 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A series of meeting were held between HRIDAY and Dr Mary Assunta from South East Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) to discuss areas of complementarity and potential partnership. SEATCA is the WHO Knowledge Hub for Article 5.3 and a discussion was held on HRIDAY conducting a monitoring exercise to analyse governance around Article 5.3 of FCTC in India utilising SEATCA TII index. This activity went ahead.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description TCCP HRIDAY - meetings with WHO SEARO (July 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Mr. Monika Arora personally briefed about Monitoring exercise conducted by HRIDAY team under TCCP project using SEATCA TII Index and discussed potential collaboration with WHO SEARO.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description TCCP KNUST - TCCP Stakeholder Engagement Meeting (5th Sept 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A meeting was hosted by TCCP partner KNUST in September. The meeting convened key stakeholders from Ghana to discuss priorities for tobacco control in Ghana. The aim of this meeting was to introduce the programme to key stakeholders, get feedback on research priorities for within the programme and develop a revised stakeholder engagement plan for the next phase of the programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description TCCP MAHE - TCCP Stakeholder Engagement Meeting (18th Sept 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A meeting was hosted by TCCP partner MAHE in September. The meeting convened key stakeholders from India to discuss priorities for tobacco control in India and specifically from Karnataka state. The aim of this meeting was to introduce the programme to key stakeholders, get feedback on research priorities for within the programme and develop a revised stakeholder engagement plan for the next phase of the programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description TCCP UCT - TCCP Stakeholder Engagement Meeting (19th Oct 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A meeting was hosted by TCCP partner the University of Cape Town in October. The meeting convened key stakeholders from South Africa to discuss priorities for tobacco control in the country. The aim of this meeting was to introduce the programme to key stakeholders, get feedback on research priorities for within the programme and develop a revised stakeholder engagement plan for the next phase of the programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description TCCP partner CTCA meetings with think-tank to discuss research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact TCCP partner CTCA (Uganda) met with researchers at the Economic Policy Research Center (Uganda) to discuss taxation research needs as well as potential collaborations on TCCP studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description TCCP project launch linked to Stakeholder Engagement Meeting (Uganda) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact TCCP partner CTCA released information on its GCRF-funded research via an article on its website and a video on a national television station.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.ntv.co.ug/news/national/Project-to-fund-tobacco-control-challenges-launched-/4522324-4821...
 
Description TCCP research work used in wider SEATCA report 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Inclusion of TCCP partner HRIDAY's (Delhi, India) monitoring work using Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) TII Index, carried out as part of TCCP, included in the Tobacco Industry Interference Asia Index 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://seatca.org/?p=6221
 
Description UK Department of Health and Social Care delivery event - Fi Davidson attended (July 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact UK Gov Department of Health and Social Care Transparency Event - event held in London with all delivery partners working on ODA funded programmes to discuss IATI and advances being made in aid transparency in general. Introduced the TCCP programme to a number of new stakeholders within DHSC, discussion with coordinator from FCTC 2030 programme. Continue to monitor developments in aid transparency. Keep in touch with FCTC 2030 programme to identify areas of synergy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UKCTAS 10th anniversary conference - Fi Davidson presentation (July 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The UK centre for tobacco and alcohol studies held a conference to celebrate its 10th anniversary. FI Davidson, Project Manager presented TCCP to the attendees. The presentation provided a general overview of the programme, progress made to date and details of how to keep up to date with the programme. Introduced the TCCP programme to around 100 new people. Around 5 new persons followed the TCCP account on twitter. Tweet by the PI about the presentation got 8 likes and 7 retweets. As part of UKCTAS continue to disseminate information about the programme through UKCTAS and look for opportunities to develop further partnerships.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description University of Stirling - Research and Impact ODA event - Fi Davidson presentation (May 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A University wide event looking at the work being done with ODA funding to date and how to measure impact. Introduced the TCCP programme to around 30 people from within the University and discussed potential areas of collaboration for the future. Continue to liaise with other ODA funded programmes within the University. Actively disseminate progress of TCCP as it continues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018