Topic: Civil Society

NEWS: South Africa: ‘Beer For Africa’ Campaign Averted

Following public condemnation of cynical exploitation of hunger to sell more beer with the now infamous “Beers for Africa” campaign, South African Breweries has given notice that it has decided to upend the campaign. After the advocacy success to avert such a cynical Corporate Social Responsibility campaign by an alcohol company that is owned by the world’s largest beer producer, civil society activists are now calling on the South African government to revisit stalled alcohol control legislation including the ban of alcohol advertising…

IOGT Members Help Birth West African Alcohol Policy Alliance

Civil society in West Africa is stepping up to tackle alcohol as obstacle to development and counter-act the aggressive push of multinational alcohol companies into the region’s countries. 10 civil society organization and one research center, from 6 countries, joined forces and formally established the West African Alcohol Policy Alliance (WAAPA). 6 of the NGOs are member organizations of IOGT International…

BLOG: Advocacy And Member Visit In Ghana

Brenda shares her impressions and some key lessons from her recent trip to visit our members in Ghana: “Alcohol adversely impacts 13 of 17 Sustainable Development Goals and is a heavy burden on progress in Africa. But it’s great to know we are rising, from every corner of the continent…”

Ghana: VALD Ask Government To Regulate Alcohol

Vision for Alternative Development (VALD), in partnership with IOGT International, has held a one-day civil society workshop in Accra, Ghana on Alcohol Prevention and Control aimed at appealing to the government to better prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm in the country…

Ghana: Civil Society Forms GhanAPA

The Vision for Alternative Development (VALD) in collaboration with IOGT International organized a civil society workshop for a diverse group of civil society organizations aiming to explore the current alcohol situation in Ghana and to establish the links between alcohol and the Sustainable Development Goals, delve into alcohol industry strategies, and lay the groundwork for the formation of the Ghana Alcohol Policy Alliance.
The workshop was attended by an impressive number of NGOs, covering different aspects of developmental issues and illustrating the need for joint action to prevent and reduce alcohol harm in the country…