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About Champions for Change Champions for Change (C4C) invests in visionary local leaders and organizations to sustainably improve health outcomes for women, children and youth in Sub-Saharan Africa. Champions for Change achieves large-scale impacts through advocacy, leadership development, organizational strengthening, and grant making. C4C is based at the Public Health Institute, a leader in global health and development for over 30 years. C4C Kenya is building a movement to combat rising rates of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) among young Kenyans and to improve young people's overall health and welfare. Participation in C4C confers a wide range of benefits for selected leaders and organizations, and requires the full commitment and engagement of individual and organizational participants. Organizations selected for C4C Kenya commit to participate in an intensive and transformational 12 month NCD advocacy capacity building and organizational strengthening program. Qualifying organizations must complete a competitive written application and in-person interview prior to selection for C4C. To be eligible to participate in C4C, organizations must fulfill the selection criteria listed at the end of this document, as well as nominate at least two qualifying staff members to participate in C4C on the organization's behalf. Benefits for Participating Leaders & Organizations include:  Participation of two senior and mid-career leaders per organization in C4C's Champions workshop. This includes a week-long training in February 2016, where participants will strengthen their existing expertise to learn effective strategies for advocacy on youth NCD issues with a focus on greater Nairobi, Kenya, develop innovative advocacy campaigns, and gain skills in organizational effectiveness and leadership.  Access to NCD advocacy funding and resources for effective advocacy campaign implementation. Organizations selected for C4C are eligible to participate in a competitive RFP process with a total of over $120,000 available in NCD youth-advocacy funding.  Tailored leadership support through individualized professional development, and technical assistance for participating leaders and their organizations.  Increased visibility and enhanced opportunities for collaboration through membership in C4C's existing global network of over 140 champions and advocates.  Advance access to dedicated tools and resources, including C4C's field-tested advocacy curriculum, policy briefs, case studies, and video advocacy resources.

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