Coordination and Collaboration of Efforts with Organizations in Africa

The African Tobacco Situational Analysis (ATSA) supported by IDRC and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation investigated the critical determinants of success for tobacco control in 12 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. As the initiative evolved an additional goal was added, that of identifying, implementing and enforcing one or two tobacco control policy interventions. In response to a growing regional movement that identified a need for regional coordination of tobacco control efforts across the African continent, the Africa Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) was formed as a grassroots, nonprofit, non-political and multidisciplinary network made up (primarily) of volunteer members from organizations across sub-Saharan Africa. The overall goal of ATCA is to develop future programming.

This grant will enable ATCA to establish a secretariat; produce advocacy materials and offer services to its members; represent and promote African tobacco control interests to a wide range of stakeholders; and establish secure, sustainable, long-term funding for tobacco control in Africa.

Project ID

105896

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

End Date

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Duration

12 months

IDRC Officer

Leppan, Wardie

Total funding

CA$ 302,200

Countries

North of Sahara, South of Sahara

Program

Food, Environment, and Health

Project Leader

Ebeh Adayade KODJO

Institution

Alliance pour le Contrôle du Tabac en Afrique

Institution Country

Canada

Institution Website

http://www.atca-africa.org

Project Leader

Laurent Hubert

Institution

Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

Institution Country

Switzerland

Institution Website

http://www.fctc.org