Kigali • Rwanda

20-22 October 2024



The Global NCD Alliance Forum is NCD Alliance’s (NCDA) flagship global convening event, held every two years to unite the NCD movement to promote knowledge exchange, share good practice and strengthen capacity to advocate for prevention and control of NCDs.

In 2024, the Global NCD Alliance Forum will be convened by NCDA in partnership with local host organisation, Rwanda NCD Alliance, in collaboration with the Rwanda Ministry of Health, Rwanda Biomedical Centre, and with thanks to our strategic partnership with The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

2024 Theme

Leadership on NCDs towards 2025 and beyond

A critical juncture for the NCD response

The timing of the Forum in 2024 is strategic and deliberate, being held just under one year until the fourth UN High-Level Meeting (UNHLM) on NCDs in New York.

This will be the fourth time Heads of Government and State will come together at the UN to review progress on NCDs, and agree global and national commitments for the next 5-10 years. The UNHLM will mark the end date of the 2025 NCD global targets, therefore providing an important moment for reflection and accountability on NCDs.

The Forum will provide the platform for the NCD movement to strategise, coordinate and unite ahead of the UNHLM, to ensure it results in strong outcomes and meaningful change for people at risk and living with NCDs.

2024 Objectives

The 2024 Global NCD Alliance Forum objectives are:

  • Convene the NCD movement to accelerate collective multisectoral action on NCDs ahead of the 2025 UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs and within the context of the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Increase global and regional awareness and commitment to NCDs as a health and sustainable development priority, promoting cost-effective solutions to prevent and treat NCDs.
  • Unite and mobilise NCD civil society from national, regional and global levels, building consensus on advocacy strategies and priorities, and sharing tools and resources to strengthen civil society capacity to advocate for action on NCDs.
  • Promote evidence, knowledge and know-how on NCDs, showcasing good practice in NCD policy, implementation and advocacy, and lessons learnt.
  • Increase the visibility, meaningful involvement, and voice of people living with NCDs and youth as drivers of the NCD movement.

Who can attend the Global Forum?

The Forum is attended by invitation only, offering a small and exclusive convening with ample opportunities for networking and exchange.

The primary target audience for the Forum is NCD civil society, including NCDA members, national and regional NCD alliances, youth and people living with NCDs. The Forum is a unique and diverse convening of the NCD community. The Forum also brings together a diverse set of actors, including governments, UN and multilateral agencies, academia, relevant private sector, and broader global health and development stakeholders, contributing diverse perspectives and know-how.

Strategic partner

The 2024 Global NCD Alliance Forum is possible thanks to a grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.
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Kigali • Rwanda

20-22 October


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