GAPA is comprised of partnership networks and organisations from around the world.
- Southern Africa – Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance (SAAPA).
SAAPA is a network of National Alliances of civil society organisations across several countries in Southern Africa. Current members are Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. SAAPA aims to create coordinating, sharing and reflection platforms for NGOs working with alcohol-related harm to influence evidence-based alcohol policy development and implementation that promotes health and protects citizens in Southern Africa and beyond. SAAPA lobbies for key policy outcomes in line with WHO recommendations, which it advocates for in all member countries because of the interconnectedness of the economies and social life of the region. The Alliance has worked on joint training and advocacy activities, shared lessons on responding to the alcohol industry and engaged governments on alcohol policy development. The Alliance has also developed an advocacy training manual for the region and is committed to strengthening alcohol policy advocacy capacity within the region.
Follow SAAPA on Twitter: @Saapa7
- East Africa – East Africa Alcohol Policy Alliance (EAAPA)
The East African Alcohol Policy Alliance (EAAPA) was founded in 2009, during the first East African Conference on Alcohol, in Arusha Tanzania. EAAPA is a regional alliance promoting alcohol policy advocacy and enforcement of alcohol regulation legislation(s) in the East African Community Region. The alliance unites country level networks of civil society organizations. Its main purpose was to provide a forum for sharing information and experiences and promote best practices.
- West Africa – West African Alcohol Policy Alliance (WAAPA).
The West African Alcohol Policy Alliance (WAAPA) is a coalition of civil society organizations with the goal of advocating and assisting in the development, implementation and evaluation of scientific-based alcohol policies and programmes in West Africa. WAAPA is involved in the monitoring and sharing of information on alcohol and alcohol related issues among its member organisations, development and international partners.
Follow WAAPA on Twitter: @waapaalliance
- Europe – European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare).
Eurocare is an alliance of non-governmental organisations with member organisations across European countries advocating the prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe. Member organisations are involved in advocacy and research, as well as in the provision of information and training on alcohol issues and the service for people whose lives are affected by alcohol problems. The mission of Eurocare is to promote policies to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm at EU level. The message, in regard to alcohol consumption, is “less is better”. Eurocare is not affiliated and does not receive any funding from the alcohol industry or any of its social aspect organisations. Eurocare is registered in the European Transparency Register under number: 01546986656-22. The Eurocare office is located in Brussels.
Follow Eurocare on Twitter @EUROCAREBRUSSEL, Facebook and YouTube.
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Asia and the Pacific
- The Asia Pacific Alcohol Policy Alliance (APAPA) serves as a collaborative & learning space on alcohol policy developments for its members, a network committed to the development of effective alcohol policy in the region to reduce alcohol-related harm worldwide by promoting science-based policies independent of commercial interests.
The network can be contacted by e-mail: email@example.com
Follow APAPA on Twitter: @AsiaPacAPA
- United States of America – The U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance
The U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance (USAPA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization translating alcohol policy research into public health practice. We work to ensure that local and statewide member organizations have access to the best science, resources and technical assistance required to engage in translating alcohol policy research into public health practice. The Alliance focuses on population-level health, working to reduce and prevent alcohol-related harms using organizing and advocacy efforts within communities and states. Further, the U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance is committed to remaining independent of commercial interests.
Follow USAPA on Twitter: @USAlcoholPolicy
- Caribbean – Healthy Caribbean Coalition
The Healthy Caribbean Coalition is a civil society alliance established to combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and their associated risk factors and conditions.
The HCC’s mission is “To harness the power of civil society, in collaboration with government, private enterprise, academia, and international partners, as appropriate, in the development and implementation of plans for the prevention and management of chronic diseases among Caribbean people” and it’s vision is “The reduction of death and disability from chronic diseases among people in the Caribbean.”
The HCC prioritises all NCDs and risk factors including alcohol consumption. The HCC has a dedicated Alcohol Policy Advisor and since 2016 the HCC in partnership with regional stakeholders, including PAHO and CARPHA, has hosted an annual Caribbean Alcohol Reduction Day (CARD) to build awareness around the need to implement comprehensive alcohol reduction policies across the Caribbean. Read more here.
Follow HCC on Twitter: @HealthCaribbean
Signup for the weekly HCC News Roundup email here.
- Latin America: Healthy Latin America Coalition (CLAS)
CLAS is an alliance of over 200 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) from Latin America, which purpose is to prevent and control NCDs in the region. Its members include medical societies, patients’ organizations, healthcare NGOs, consumers NGOs, religious and academic entities. Founded in March 2011, it is aimed at reducing inequity, promoting human rights, and facilitating effective polices with impact on NCDs risk factors and its determinants.
OVERALL GOAL: Strengthen Civil Society’s action on preventing and controlling NCDs in Latin America through advocacy, education, awareness building and research, at the national and regional levels, for the implementation of effective policies, in line with the United Nations’ (UN) and PAHO-WHO’s goals.
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Follow CLAS on Twitter: @CLASenLA