The COPASAH Global Symposium 2019 happening from 15-18 October, New –Delhi on Citizenship, Governance and Accountability in Health is being organised by COPASAH in partnership with its alliances for social accountability and human rights for the health, well- being and dignity of the marginalised. The co-organisers include Peoples' Health Movement (PHM), Accountability Research Centre (ARC) and Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Azim Premji University and Program on global health justice and governance.
PEOPLE'S HEALTH MOVEMENT (PHM)
The PHM is a global network bringing together grassroots health activists, civil society organizations and academic institutions from around the world, particularly from low and middle income countries (L&MIC). The network currently has a presence in around 70 countries. Guided by the People's Charter for Health (PCH), PHM works on various programmes and activities and is committed to Comprehensive Primary Health Care and addressing the Social, Environmental and Economic Determinants of Health.
ACCOUNTABILITY RESEARCH CENTRE (ARC)
The Accountability Research Center (ARC) is an action-research incubator based in the School of International Service (SIS) at American University. The mission of SIS includes "waging peace." ARC collaborates with its partners to contribute to global thinking on how to improve public accountability and build more inclusive societies. ARC's two main goals are to: Help improve the organizational effectiveness of its partners and inform agenda setting within the global transparency, participation, and accountability field. Each goal reinforces the other.
INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (IDS)
The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a global research and learning organisation for equitable and sustainable change based in Sussex, UK. IDS believes passionately that cutting-edge research, knowledge and mutual learning are crucial in shaping the transformations needed to reduce inequalities, accelerate sustainability and build more inclusive and secure societies. In line with our engaged excellence approach, we are committed to collaborating closely with local civil society, governments, international NGOs, citizens, donors, researchers and many others to realise this positive change. In partnership with the University of Sussex, IDS is ranked first in the world for development studies by the QS University Rankings.
AZIM PREMJI UNIVERSITY (APU)
The Azim Premji University is an endowment based not for profit private university committed to a social purpose. Set up in 2010 under the aegis of the Azim Premji Foundation that has been working in the field of strengthening primary school education for close to two decades, the university visions itself to contrute to a just, humane, equitable and sustainable society. As part of this vision, the university offers several innovative undergraduate and postgraduate programs including Master's in Development, Education, Public Policy and Governance and Law and Development to prepare students to contribute to the social sector. It also offers several short courses for working professionals as part of its continuing education initiatives.
PROGRAM ON GLOBAL HEALTH JUSTICE AND GOVERNANCE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY MAILMAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
The Global Health Justice and Governance Program (GHJGP) is a university-wide initiative housed in the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. GHJGP seeks to combine Mailman's scientific, human rights, and policy expertise to promote justice across three domains: gender, environmental, and food justice. GHJGP's mission is to address the political determinants of adverse health outcomes across these domains. Through collaborative research with a diverse array of partners, GHJGP highlights the need for and helps to establish improved governance. GHJGP's work explicitly interrogates the role of law, policy, governance and accountability in promoting – or undermining – justice. We analyze standards of evidence used by donors to evaluate the "success" of interventions and assess which stakeholders are unable to establish "success" by these standards.