“State Level Inception Workshop of the Tobacco Control Project at National Law University Odisha on 2nd March 2023”

National Law University Odisha in collaboration with the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease is working on a policy intervention project titled ‘Supporting stronger and evidence-based tobacco control initiatives through capacity building and strengthening laws, policies and institutional mechanisms with multi-stakeholder engagements towards tobacco-free India’. The project will for a duration of two years from 2023 to 2025. The objectives of the project inter alia include strengthening tobacco control laws in Odisha, supporting the Odisha government in adopting stronger policies and capacity building of stakeholders.

To initiation the execute of the project, NLUO organised its first State Level Inception Workshop on the project on 2nd March 2023 at 10:00 am. The workshop witnessed participation from State Government Departments, all state actors in the area of NCD, NTPC, Public Health and Tobacco Control, members from serving Police force, the Police and Judicial Academy, State Human Rights Commission, State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights, NSS, civil society and the members of media. Stakeholders participated in open discussions putting forward their roles and the ways in which they can contribute for the project.

This workshop brought together all the relevant stakeholders and sought their cooperation and commitment to support NLUO in the successful execution of the Project. The workshop served as an initiation to the capacity building of all the stakeholders in the area of tobacco control.

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