Seminars & Workshops

Check out our seminars during the IOGT world congres 2018

Tuesday 7/8



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Cheers to an alcohol convention

After many years the FCTC was adopted now being implemented by governments benefitting public health. How about a convention on alcohol? Opportunities, obstacles, feasibility. 


Issah Ali, Ghana, executive director of Vision for Alternative Development (VALD) and the head of secretariat of the West African Alcohol Policy Alliance (WAAPA).


Violence and alcohol

How common is violence and what has alcohol to do with it? Presentation of a report from international researchers, with comments from the participants.

Per Leimar


Update on Narcotic Drugs

Public opinion, legislation and other factors regarding narcotic drugs change all the time. During this seminar we will get updated information on narcotic drugs in various parts of the world. Time for questions and a discussion will follow the introductions.

Panelists: Issah Ali, Ghana, Staffan Hübinette, Sweden and a representative from Asia.

Moderator: Pierre Andersson

Wednesday 8/8


Child Rights and alcohol

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How the ideas of humanism transformed to ideas of temperance

A speech about the first and second awakening in the US and how those ideas moved to Europe and the rest of the world

Åke Marcusson, Secretary General NBV


Readings on Recovery

What can a person with recovery experience do beyond its own healing process? Tawny Lara has created a platform for New Yorkers to share their adversity stories through personal essays, poetry, stand-up comedy, dance, or song. The goal with Readings on Recovery is to build a bridge, showing that we are all recovering from something. Come and discuss with Tawny how to remove stigma and celebrate recovery in your community.



The STAD method: Researchers, project leaders and key operators collaborate to prevent alcohol and drug problems in society Mapping, implementation and evaluation of preventive actions at local, regional, national and international level. Presentation of STAD:s projects, focusing on alcohol and drug prevention at restaurants and youth health clinics 

Pia Kvillemo, PhD; Unda Lönnqvist, Bachelor of Public Health Science, Centre for Psychiatry Research, Stockholm County Council /Karolinska Institutet


Heineken in Africa

Listen to the journalist Olivier van Beemen who has just published the book Heineken in Africa – A Multinational Unleashed. The book has got a lot of media attention, not least since it came out at the same time as the Global Fund started a cooperation with Heineken for health activities.

Thursday 9/8


Using research in policy and prevention

Håkan Leifman


Youth and the future

We will take an outlook on global trends on the lifestyle of being free from drugs. How does the youth of today view sobriety and democracy - and what part will IOGT play in the future?



How do we get others to understand the value of our work, to advocate for policies or fund our activities? Get practical tips on how to tell your story. During the workshop you will as well produce a short digital story. Please bring a smart phone for this exercise.



Meeting for old timers

A meeting point for people who have joined congresses and cultural conferences and others who want to understand why IOGT is an organization for the future. 

Contribution: All participants

Contact: Solveig Spjuth

Friday 10/8


Gender and alcohol

Information will be added


Workshop in Swedish folk dance.



Shrinking space for civil society

Civil society and the ability to exercise civic freedoms – the freedoms of association, expression, and peaceful assembly – have been under threat for many years. Is there a remedy?

Hanna Nelson, Sweden. Worked for CIVICUS: the global alliance for citizen participation. Board member of FIAN International. Currently Research Officer for the Swedish Government’s Delegation on the 2030 Agenda.

Yong Kim Eng, Cambodia, President of PDP-Center, an NGO that advocates for human rights, democracy and youth issues.

Naret Songkrawsook, Thailand. Regional Representative to Southeast Asia for the IOGT-NTO Movement’s international development aid programme.