The Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control
The Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control (GGTC) is a combination of the academic discipline and global outreach of the School of Global Studies at the Thammasat University and the culmination of the decades-long experience of the leaders of Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) in countering tobacco industry interference to move tobacco control measures at the country, regional, and global levels.
At GGTC, we aim to tackle the single greatest obstacle in tobacco control implementation: tobacco industry interference. With the tobacco industry’s evolving tactics, governments, advocates, and international bodies are caught off guard.
The most compelling tool to counter these tactics is embodied in Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and its guidelines for implementation. Article 5.3 of the Convention requires that “in setting and implementing their public health policies with respect to tobacco control, Parties shall act to protect these policies from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry in accordance with national law”.
School of Global Studies, Thammasat University
The School of Global Studies, housed in Thammasat University, one of Thailand’s oldest and premier university, is a new and innovative academic initiative and a front runner in global health and social innovation within Thailand, Southeast Asia, and beyond with a track record of excellent research on determinants of the public’s health, student centered teaching, and academic service relevant to community needs.Read more . . .
Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance ( SEATCA )
SEATCA is a WHO World No Tobacco Day awardee, that has two decades of success in assisting developing nations in countering tobacco industry interference (TII). Its pioneering employment of multi-sectoral regional meetings has led to development of anti-TII policies from non-health sectors, including for example the Philippine Civil Service Commission’s “Protecting the Bureaucracy against TII” and the Indonesian Ministry of Education’s Tobacco CSR Ban. SEATCA’s multi-disciplinary expertise, campaign strategy and collaborative actions have been instrumental in monumental policy shifts, including the exclusion of tobacco control measures from the inter-state dispute settlement mechanism (ISDS) of the Transpacific Partnership Agreement and removal of TI sponsorship from the International Trade and Investment Center. It initiated the TI Interference Index, a global civil society index on TII intensity, which serves as the most potent advocacy tool in challenging TII in the region. Started in ASEAN, the index has now been adopted by the Pacific Islands and EMRO countries and is being considered by governments and NGOs in SEARO.Read more . . .
Dr. Nuntavarn Vichit-Vadakan
Ms. Bungon Ritthiphakdee
Dr. Mary Assunta
Head of Global Research & Advocacy
Atty. Deborah Sy
Head of Global Public Policy and Strategy
Ms. Laura Salgado
Global Campaign Coordinator
GGTC values the work it does with its partners in strategically expanding joint efforts against the tobacco industry.
Bloomberg Philanthropies STOP
Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth), an autonomous state agency, acts as an innovative enabler with the mission to inspire, motivate, coordinate, and empower individuals and organizations in all sectors for the enhancement of health promotion capability as well as public policy.
The Union is a global scientific organisation with the mission to improve health among people living in poverty. For close to 100 years, The Union has been a leader in the fight against some of the world’s biggest killers, including tuberculosis, lung diseases and tobacco use. Since 2007, The Union has co-led the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use grants programme, working with partners in low- and middle-income countries to support implementation of evidence-based policy change.
University of Bath
The Tobacco Control Research Group (TCRG) at the University of Bath (UK) is an internationally renowned team of academics and professionals led by Professor Anna Gilmore. Recognized globally for its work on the tobacco industry, it is at the forefront of the emerging field of commercial determinants of health and home to TobaccoTactics. Drawn from many disciplines, the team researches and analyses tobacco-industry behavior using diverse methodologies, from big data to investigative research. The impact of the team’s work has been recognized globally with awards including the Public Health Advocacy Institute Award and the WHO World No Tobacco Day Award.
Vital Strategies is a global health organization that believes every person should be protected by a strong public health system. We work with governments and civil society in 73 countries to design and implement evidence-based strategies that tackle their most pressing public health problems. Our goal is to see governments adopt promising interventions at scale as rapidly as possible.
WHO FCTC Secretariat
The World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is the world’s first public health treaty negotiated under the WHO constitutional framework and is currently legally binding in 180 countries and the European Union. The Convention aims to protect present and future generations from the devastating health, economic, social, and environmental impact of tobacco and requires implementation of a comprehensive set of supply and demand reduction measures to this effect.
Work with GGTC
GGTC welcomes passionate individuals who are keen on growing and learning in this exciting arena.
If none, please keep checking this page for new GGTC opportunities. You may also send GGTC an email with any questions or concerns you may have.
GGTC RFP_Video Digital Marketing Plan.pdf
GGTC RFP_Global Tobacco Index Digital Marketing Plan.pdf