Dear YP-CDN Community,
During the 65th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference (27-29 August 2014) on the role of civil society in the post-2015 development agenda, YP-CDN- along with NCD Child, Caring & Living As Neighbors (CLAN), American Cancer Society (ACS), and UNICEF- plans to have a strong presence of young NCD advocates, survivors, activists, and supporters at various events representing the new face of the NCD movement.
The conference panel, ‘Empowering Young People to Enjoy Healthy Lives – A Focus on NCDs and Collaborative Action by Civil Society in the Post-2015 Agenda’ and a side event co-hosted by UNICEF & NCD Child ‘Interactive Discussion: Healthy Living and the Prevention, Control and Management of Non-Communicable Diseases in Children and Adolescents’ on Thursday, August 28 will be important opportunities for youth and civil society organizations to speak up and be heard!
At the conference, ACS and Sage Innovation will also launch #NCD+, a global efffort to begin an open dialogue about NCDs and show the world the faces of those affected and working to make a difference in this space. The campaign, which will not only take place in real-time with the wearing of temporary tattoos by NCD advocates around the world, will also include online components via Twitter and Vine. This is where you come in!
Tell us your NCD advocacy story in 6 seconds or less.
We want to hear from YOU about how you are NCD positive. You may have an NCD youself, have someone close to you who does, be a professional working in the field, or an advocate for change.
#NCD+ Global Video Challenge: Please send us a Vine-based video telling us why you are #NCD+. If you have Twitter or Facebook, it is very easy to link one of those accounts to a Vine account. Setup and video making takes under a minute, and once done, we would like you to share your video on Vine, Twitter, and Facebook using the #NCD+ and tagging @ncdaction in your message. An example Vine can be found here: https://vine.co/v/M9QM7OqjHlD
Attached, please find some guidelines for how to participate in the campaign, as well as some basic pointers about how to use Vine. If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at . We greatly appreciate you sharing your story with the world, and of course, your involvement in our community of passionate advocates.