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:
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):
|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|
Awardees and hosts in the Asia Pacific region:
|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|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.