September 26, 2023

Tobacco Control: CSEA organizes Capacity Development workshops in five states

CSEA in partnership with Cancer Research UK and Development Gateway and the Federal Ministry of Health conducted a multistate Capacity Development Workshop on Tobacco Control in five states (Oyo, Rivers, Enugu, Gombe and Kano).

The workshop was designed to provide a platform for stakeholders in the tobacco sector to discuss findings from CSEA’s latest research titled “Nigeria Tobacco Policy Landscape: The Role of States in Tobacco Control”.

The workshops consisted of various sessions which included: presentations of the research brief and the MPOWER framework as well as a practical session on how to use the the toolkit on tobacco control developed by CSEA’s Research team and a demonstration of the Tobacco Control Data Initiative (TCDI) dashboard on the Development Gateway platform.

The group break out sessions provided a platform for participants to discuss various issues around tobacco based on prevalence, taxation, Tobacco harm, industry interference, illicit trade, and shisha.

Stakeholders were drawn from across various institutions including the states Ministries of Health and Environment, the Nigerian Customs Service and other Non-governmental Organisations.

You can read the policy brief here.

Photo collage of participants across the five states