Advocacy Training Workshop on WHO FCTC Article 5.3

A day-long Advocacy Training Workshop on WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Article 5.3 will be held in Lucknow, India, on Saturday, 7th September 2013. Several civil society and government representatives implementing the domestic tobacco control law are likely to participate.

This is being organized by Vote For Health campaign (formerly Indian Society Against Smoking), CNS, Network for Accountability of Tobacco Transnationals (NATT), Health Justice Philippines, Asha Parivar, National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM), and state and district units of National Tobacco Control Programme.

Key resource faculty for this training workshop on WHO FCTC Article 5.3 includes several NATT leaders such as: John Stewart, Director, Challenge Big Tobacco, Corporate Accountability International; Cloe Franko from Corporate Accountability International; Irene Patricia Nidea Reyes, Managing Director of Health Justice Philippines; Dr UN Rai, District Tobacco Control Cell; Satish Tripathi, UP State Tobacco Control Cell; Prof Surya Kant Tripathi, National Vice President of Indian Chest Society and Tobacco Cessation Clinic head at KGMU; Dr Madhu Pathak, Director, Samadhan; Prof Rama Kant, Shobha Shukla, Bobby Ramakant and Rahul Dwivedi from Vote For Health campaign and CNS among others.

Date: Saturday, 7th September 2013
Time: 9:30am to 4pm
Venue: Auditorium, District Tobacco Control Cell, Balrampur Hospital, Lucknow, UP
Please nominate a representative of your organization to participate in this Advocacy Training Workshop on WHO FCTC Article 5.3. Due to financial constraints we are unable to provide any travel or accommodation support.

All participants will be awarded a certificate of participation by the organizers. Registration for this training workshop is free and includes lunch. Registration will be done on first come first serve basis due to limited seat availability. The training workshop will be conducted in English and Hindi (with simultaneous translation). Kindly register for this training with Rahul Dwivedi, Coordinator, Advocacy Training Workshop on WHO FCTC Article 5.3, email:, phone: +91-983-999-0966

Citizen News Service - CNS
August 2013