The Centre (SESRIC) was represented in the “Global Tobacco Control Leadership Program” in Baltimore, Maryland – United States, on 09-20 June 2014 by Mr. Ömercan Kulaklıkaya, Research Assistant. The programme was organised by Institute for Global Tobacco Control, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The programme was attended by 109 tobacco control advocates from 25 countries including some OIC member countries, namely Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Indonesia, Jordan, Pakistan, Sudan, Turkey and Uganda.
The Leadership Programme is an in-depth programme focused on capacity building to develop effective tobacco control policy interventions. The programme course sessions focused on a myriad of tobacco topics including policy development; advocacy; communications; implementation and evaluation; and management and leadership. While the programme was structured around components of the World Health Organization’s MPOWER package, the primary focus was on the tobacco control leadership development. Faculty for the programme was composed on internationally renowned experts in tobacco control policy, communications, research, advocacy, and surveillance.