The Universal Curriculum for National Drug Strategies in the Americas (UCNDSA) aims to empower professionals responsible for designing and implementing national drug policies, strategies, and action plans, by addressing the need for knowledge and skills on drafting each component of the policy. The curriculum facilitates the policymaking process from drafting to approval. 

The UCNDSA is composed of seven thematic modules that outline the logical process of policy development in drugs. 

Objectives

Establishment and/or strengthening of the institutional capacity of the national drug authorities, providing them with the necessary capabilities, resources, and competencies to coordinate the formulation, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of national drug policies. 

Activities
  • Development of training content on the formulation, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, budget planning, and approval of national policies, strategies, and plans on drugs. 
  • Development of support materials to ensure that accurate information is used in the different parts of the policy. 
  • Organization of face-to-face and virtual training sessions for delivery of the Universal Curriculum for National Drug Strategies in the Americas (UCNDSA). 
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Results
Increased knowledge for professionals in the public sector on formulating, implementing and evaluating drug policies and plans of action on drugs.
Increase in policies, strategies, and national plans on drugs developed and strengthened in the member states.
Beneficiary Countries
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Argentina
Barbados
Barbados
Belize
Belize
Bolivia
Bolivia
Brazil
Brazil
Canada
Canada
Chile
Chile
Colombia
Colombia
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Dominica
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Ecuador
El Salvador
El Salvador
Grenada
Grenada
Guatemala
Guatemala
Guyana
Guyana
Haiti
Haiti
Honduras
Honduras
Jamaica
Jamaica
Mexico
Mexico
Panama
Panama
Paraguay
Paraguay
Peru
Peru
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Suriname
Suriname
The Bahamas
The Bahamas
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
United States of America
United States of America
Uruguay
Uruguay
More Publications
Publications
Portada con título y logos
November, 2023
Universal Training Curriculum for National Drug Strategies (UC-NDS)
MANUAL FOR TRAINERS UC-NDS in the Americas
Portada con título y logos
November, 2023
Universal Training Curriculum for National Drug Strategies (UC-NDS)
MANUAL FOR TRAINERS UC-NDS in the Americas
Team
Antonio Lomba
Unit Chief
Elisabet Arribas
Project Manager
Luisa Neira
Financial Officer
Santiago Moreno
Project Officer
Strategic Partners