The strategy of the Global Alliance is to trigger significant action to develop and deploy alternatives to DDT by focusing on:
- Mobilizing stakeholders around a common agenda to develop and deploy alternatives to DDT for disease vector control;
- Facilitating stakeholder interactions in order to strengthen and complement existing initiatives and reduce duplication;
- Identifying and supporting specific opportunities where involvement of actors from diverse cross-sector stakeholder groups is necessary or where a “vacuum” of activities is identified;
- Encouraging investments to develop and deploy alternatives to DDT for disease vector control;
In a “Members’ Declaration”, the Members of the Global Alliance will document and communicate their current understanding and agreement on goals and challenges to be addressed to develop and deploy alternatives to DDT, and on the required steps to resolve them. To become Members of the Global Alliance, organizations whose purpose or mandate lie within or overlap with the mission of the Global Alliance and professional experts who are committed to the development and deployment of alternatives to DDT will have to agree and to commit to the “Members’ Declaration”.
Goals and challenges
The Global Alliance will cover in parallel four goals and nine challenges to ensure the coordinated implementation of interventions required for each of the challenges. The Global Alliance will need to incorporate in an overall planning exercise the various time horizons and chances of success of all the interventions involved in addressing the whole range of challenges.
Across all the challenges, the Global Alliance will focus on creating a platform structure to assemble stakeholders and on consolidating and disseminating peer-reviewed information regarding the development and deployment of alternatives to DDT and the progress of its members.
The mission of the Global Alliance is to support the development and deployment of alternative products, methods and strategies to DDT for disease vector control.
Scope of activities
For each specific challenge, the exact scope of activities for the Global Alliance will depend on the nature and magnitude of the current gaps (e.g. types of interventions required, gaps in mandates of existing initiatives, gaps in resources available) and will have to be defined through the establishment of dedicated groups.
Several types of activities can be considered under the umbrella of the Global Alliance including: initiating analyses and facilitating synergies among experts with a view to identifying good practices and developing guidelines, standards or templates for subsequent dissemination; initiating and facilitating research studies; identifying opportunities and actors for pertinent complementary action oriented initiatives and facilitating resource mobilization for such ad-hoc partnerships.