People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- May 3, 2012
FCA held a shadow report training workshop with its local host, the Uganda National Tobacco Control Alliance (UNTCA), on 12-13 March 2012 in Kampala, Uganda.
The goals of the event were to:
- Brief FCA AFRO partners that are preparing national shadow reports in 2012 on the Alliance's shadow reporting programme;
- Train them on the data collection methodology for the FCA AFRO Regional Shadow Report;
- Assist partners to draft shadow report project proposals;
- Share lessons learned from the 2011 Shadow Report Programme in AFRO.
Participants included the 2012 partners from: Congo, Gambia, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The training was facilitated by FCA AFRO Regional Coordinator, Tih N'Tiabang, and FCA Programme Officer Annie Singkouson.
Vincent Kimosop from the International Institute for Legislative Affairs discussed Kenya's National Shadow Report experience, and Patrick Musavuli, Tobacco Control Specialist from the Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa, presented lessons learned from the 2011 programme.
Participants left the training with a finalised project proposal, and plans for a walking tour for data collection as well as plans for research, production and release of their shadow report.
The national shadow reports are scheduled to be released at the meeting of the FCTC Conference of the Parties (COP5) in Seoul in November.
For more information see the Shadow Reporting campaign page.