History of Activities

October 2018

Attended the eighth session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) in Geneva, Switzerland. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

September 2018

Attended workshop on tobacco taxation and universal health coverage in Jakarta, Indonesia. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

Technical assistance and capacity building mission to Mauritius.Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

August 2018

The Knowledge Hub made a submission to the call for public comment on South Africa’s Control of Tobacco products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

July 2018

Technical assistance and capacity building mission to Mynmar. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

Technical assistance and capacity building mission to Cambodia. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

Attended a meeting on “Defining an appropriate methodology to measure the tax share on alcohol and sugar-sweetened beverages”. The meeting was organized by Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and was hosted in Washington, U.S. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

Technical assistance and capacity building mission to Thailand. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

June 2018

Technical assistance and capacity building mission to Vanuatu. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

Presentation to CRUK staff at the University of Bath, England.Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

Attended the High-Level Knowledge Sharing Exchange Conference on Regional Tobacco Tax Harmonization in the Caribbean Region hosted in the Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

March 2018

Provided a two-day training workshop to the South African Revenue Service in methods to control illicit cigarette trade in South Africa. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

Attended and hosted a stall at the 17th world Conference on Tobacco or Health in Cape Town, South Africa. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

Official Launch of the WHO FCTC Knowledge Hub on Taxation and Illicit Trade. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

February 2018

Presented on tobacco taxation at a meeting hosted by the Dutch Alliance for a Smokefree Society in den Haag, the Netherlands. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

Participated in consultation meetings on tobacco tax modelling and policy recommendations for tobacco tax reform in Cambodia and Myanmar hosted in Bangkok, Thailand. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

2017

December 2017

Attended the WHO consultation on using fiscal policies to achieve better health outcomes in Geneva, Switzerland. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

Technical assistance visit to Jakarta, Indonesia. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

November 2017

Attended the "Towards a Tobacco Endgame in Hong Kong” Conference in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

Attended the European Regional Meeting of the WHO in Heidelberg, Germany. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

Attended the technical workgroup meeting on tobacco taxation in Keffi, Nigeria. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

Participated in the Expert Panel on the Illicit Trade Protocol meeting at the FCTC Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

October 2017

Capacity building event for the Indonesian Ministry of Health on tobacco taxation; tobacco taxation workshop for civil society; and a high-level policy meeting on tobacco taxation all in Jakarta, Indonesia. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

Provided technical assistance on the design of a questionnaire to be used in a study on illicit trade in Banjul, Gambia. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

September 2017

Conducted a training seminar on Tobacco Economics in Yangon, Myanmar. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

Provided technical assistance to the Ministry of Finance of Cambodia Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

Provided technical assistance to Georgia. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

July 2017

Technical assistance visit to Mongolia. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

Provided technical assistance to the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) during its July workshop hosted in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

June 2017

Attended the High Level Conference on Taxation and Illicit Trade of Tobacco products organized by the Smoke Free Partnership at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

Attended the technical tax meeting hosted by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids in London, United Kingdom. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

Attended a workshop titled "Smoking - medical, social aspects and legislative changes" in Prague, Czech Republic. Dr Hana Ross of the Knowledge Hub served as Keynote Speaker at the event, presenting the topic of "Tobacco tax and Economic Prosperity". Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

Participated in the expert panel on the Illicit Trade protocol meeting at the FCTC Secretariat in Geneva. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

May 2017

Dr. Hana Ross delivers a key note address, "Why are high tobacco taxes good for economic development?", to the Slovenian Ministry of Health on World No Tobacco Day.

Attended the third meeting on South-South and Triangular Cooperation to promote implementation of the WHO FCTC in the era of the SDGs, hosted in Montevideo, Uruguay. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

Attended the sixth McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer's intensive legal training course in Melbourne, Australia. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

With funding from Vital Strategies, members of the Knowledge Hub presented a three-day workshop on tobacco taxation to National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

February 2017

Attended a series of Bloomberg partners meetings in New York. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

January 2017

Dr Tibor Szilágyi from the WHO FCTC Secretariat visits the UCT KH in Cape Town.

Technical assistance in Mongolia: Assisted the WHO in developing an excise tax simulation model for Mongolia and up-skilling local capacity in this realm. Log-in to our member-only resources page to read our internal report on this activity.

2016

December 2016

Capacity building in Nairobi: Coordinated bespoke workshop aimed at building capacity in the area of the economics of tobacco control across sub-Saharan Africa.

November 2016

COP7: Attended the 7th Conference of the Parties to the FCTC, which took place in New Delhi, India.


October 2016

Technical assistance in Manila, Philippines: Provided support at the South-South and Triangular Cooperation Workshop for Technical Assistance on Enhanced Tobacco Taxation

September 2016

Knowledge Hub Collaboration in Melbourne, Australia: Provided training on tobacco taxation as part of the McCabe Centre's annual training course.