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ID: 445

Type of submission: Workshop

Conference track: Advocacy

Topics: Community Mobilisation and Organising; Funding and Donors for Harm Reduction

Presenting author: Olga Szubert

Presenting author biography:

Olga joined HRI in 2015 as Campaigns Manager. Prior to working at HRI, Olga worked at Stonewall as International Policy Officer and at the International HIV/AIDS Alliance as Policy and Campaigns Officer. She holds two MA’s in International Relations from Sussex University and Adam Mickiewicz University Poland.

10 by 20: a global campaign to redirect resources from drug control to harm reduction - workshop for civil society

Olga Szubert

In 2015 HRI launched 10 by 20, a global campaign to redirect 10% of resources currently spent drug control to harm reduction by 2020. International Harm Reduction Conference is a key opportunity to increase understanding of and support for the campaign among civil society allies from across the world and especially Northern America.

Workshop objectives
• Increase capacity and commitment to advancing the 10 by 20 campaign among national and global advocates.
• Establish regional networks of the 10 by 20 campaign advocates in order to share best practice and knowledge.
• Establish a global network of the 10 by 20 advocacy champions that work together to secure strong commitments to scale up and fund harm reduction at international (CND meetings, UNAIDS PCBs and in the 2019 Political Declaration on Drugs) and national level.

Workshop format
• Visual presentation of 10 by 20 campaign strategy and timeline
• Group work: Where does 10 by 20 fit in our national, regional and global advocacy contexts? Who are the key targets? What strategies would influence them most effectively?
• Feedback from groups and plenary discussion: How can we strengthen 10 by 20 as a global campaign, particularly in the build-up to the 2019 new Political Declaration? What support do partner organisations need? How can they work together?


Participants will
• Improve understanding of campaign asks and objectives
• Explore ways to advance 10 by 20 in their national, regional or global advocacy contexts, leaving with a clear sense of targets, strategies and where to get further support

HRI will
• Recruit new partners to the campaign and increase commitment among existing partners
• Better understand partners’ support needs