Input from ASTRA’s stakeholders is a key part of our programme.
Our stakeholders’ opinions and advice are crucial in informing our research studies and disseminating our results. We will also depend on our stakeholders for the sustainability and legacy of our work.
Each year, stakeholder engagement workshops are held in Pakistan, Bangladesh and India, to garner input from a panel of key stakeholders in each country. These stakeholders will include local experts in tobacco control, policy-makers, academics, and representatives from government and NGOs.
Our approach is to support governments in making evidence-based amendments to existing policies and regulations.
We will seek future funding and additional collaborations to exploit the opportunities offered by our research. We aim to continue to expand our engagement with other academic, governmental and NGO partners.