Yearly Archives: 2016

BLOG: Regulating Alcohol To Prevent NCDs

In 2015, Kenya leaped from low-income to lower-middle income status. But the increasing burden of NCDs and alcohol harm make up a massive obstacle to continued development. Fortunately, science provides clear evidence about what can be done and what is effective to promote health and boost development in Kenya…

BLOG: My Year In Highlights – Looking Back At 2016

A magnificent view of the year that is almost over, the year of 165 travel days – exactly as many travel days as the number of years that IOGT has been in existence.
I am looking back with satisfaction and determination to do even better. I have learned incredibly much during this year. It was a year of growth, challenges, understanding our organization and broader alcohol policy community. I understand the potential of our members. I got to see our strengths and also the reasons why we do not always succeed in what we decide to do…

BLOG: Standing Up For The Human Rights Of Children Of Alcoholics

I think that helping and protecting children of alcoholics can bring about structural change to how society views the best interest of children and how we come together in promoting environments that allow all children to thrive. If we can ensure that no child, no matter how marginalized and vulnerable, is left behind, we as global community stand a chance of building a better world with Human Rights for all…

BLOG: Real Reasons Why Alcohol Use Among African Youth Is Rising

The alcohol industry has realized that our youth is their future. Do we allow this? Do we allow multinational alcohol corporations to reap gigantic profits on the back of our youth, our communities and our society?
What we need to realize as Africans is that our present and future hinges on our youth…

BLOG: Highlights From The European Alcohol Policy Conference

Rolf shares his two highlights and the two most remarkable discussions from the 7th European Alcohol Policy Conference, discussing how these two topics will shape the alcohol policy discussion in the future…

BLOG: An “America” Epitaph

About six months ago, AB InBev – the world’s largest beer producer and maker of Budweiser – decided that their latest and greatest marketing strategy would be to brand their best-known beer with a temporary name that was designed to illicit patriotism and increase sales. With the “most patriotic summer” in the books, this is my “America” epitaph…