UICC awards 10 members with Leadership Development Grants

Leadership in Action Oman - Princess Dina Mired - Leadership development
18 July 2019

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) has selected ten representatives of member organisations to receive grants for leadership development. With the full support of UICC, each awardee will have the valuable opportunity to conduct a ten-day visit to a fellow cancer organisation as a way to further promote closer regional collaboration and impactful knowledge sharing.

In this round, grantees represent organisations in the Asia Pacific and in the Middle East & North Africa region, where UICC hosted two Leadership in Action meetings earlier this year. The reports for these meetings, held in Oman in April and Singapore in March, are now available online. Participants of these meetings were given the exclusive opportunity to apply for the grants. Applications were selected based on the relevance of the objectives, the anticipated impact as well as the identification of a suitable host. The awardees have been connected to a host organisation in the same region and visits are planned to take place before the end of the year.

Knowledge and skill sharing will focus on critical areas, such as: 

  • Acquiring practical leadership insights
  • Coordinating effective cancer control campaigns
  • Implementing communication strategies
  • Ensuring engagement of stakeholders
  • Managing sustainable funding

Following the visits, the awardees are expected to share their learnings and knowledge within their own networks to ensure that what is learned is spread. On a wider scale, the grant programme encourages stronger cooperation between the awardees and their hosts to reduce the cancer burden in the region. The Leadership Development Grant programme was first piloted in Latin America in 2017. The next group of recipients will be announced in August 2019 as a follow-up to the Leadership in Action meeting in Senegal for the Francophone Africa region. Members from Latin America will have a second opportunity to benefit from the programme following the upcoming Leadership in Action meeting in Mexico this October 2019.

Awardees and hosts in the Middle East & North Africa region (MENA):

Awardee Host
Fadia Survive & Thrive Association, Kuwait   Medical Research Unit, Egypt  
National Cancer Control Program, Afghanistan Ministry of Health of Zambia
Ocean Road Cancer Institute, Tanzania Fadia Survive & Thrive Association, Egypt
Kurdistan Save the Children, Iraq King Hussein Cancer Foundation, Jordan
Qatar Cancer Society King Hussein Cancer Foundation, Jordan
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Awardees and hosts in the Asia Pacific region:

Awardee Host
Society for Cancer Advocacy and Awareness Kuching, Malaysia Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society
National Cancer Council of Mongolia VCS Foundation Limited, Australia
Indonesian Cancer Information and Support Center Association Cancer Warriors, Philippines
Kythe Foundation Inc., Philippines The Wishing Well Foundation, Thailand
Brain Tumour Society, Singapore Cancer Council Australia
Leadership in Action Singapore
About the Leadership in Action meetings

Launched in 2017, the Leadership in Action meetings are the regional versions of the CEO Programme, UICC’s flagship leadership development initiative providing a suite of tailored platforms and activities to CEOs and equivalent senior executives of cancer organisations from the UICC membership network.

If you are interested in learning more about how your organisation can participate in the Leadership in Action meetings and subsequently apply for a Leadership Development Grant, reach out to our Capacity Building team at regionalcb@uicc.org.

Last update: 
Monday 9 December 2019