Tagged: East African Community

NEWS: IOGT Report Launched: Alcohol Taxation Boosts Development

New report by IOGT International and EAAPA provides overview of independent scientific evidence showing that alcohol taxation is a powerful tool for both improving public health as well as for boosting sustainable development…

BLOG: Needed: Better Alcohol Policy To Protect Youth

Video blog: Uganda in particular and the East African region in general are in dire need of better alcohol policies and high-impact, evidence-based laws regulating alcohol. We need it in order to protect our young and vulnerable…

BLOG: Drinking Water Or Using Alcohol?

Alcohol has a terrible water footprint, and so its production causes ground water to dry up and increases water and food insecurities in communities around the world. But Big Alcohol keeps pushing and uses sponsorship of media outlets to distort those facts and buy a positive image…

BLOG: Planning Strategy And Preparing Advocacy Action

Day #6 of the capacity-building trip through East Africa was devoted to a workshop with BAPA, RADAPA, and KAPA – abbreviations that stand for incredibly dedicated and heart-driven people who are committing to tremendous efforts for promoting a freer, richer life in Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya…

BLOG: East Africa Trip Day #1

On that plane somewhere over different continents, somewhere between present moment and future achievements, it was through the past I connected to the bigger picture and context…

I am on a journey to a completely foreign part of the world, on a mission that is ground-breaking in the work of IOGT International and on an adventure trip challenging my skills as capacity-builder and facilitator, I found inspiration and shelter in the contemplation on how long IOGT has been a positive force in societies all around the world, working for equality and inclusion, for Human Rights and human dignity, for freedom and democracy…