Status
Active
Start - End
2019 - 2023
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This project forms part of a large multi-decade effort by the Executive Secretariat of CICAD on providing technical assistance to OAS member states on the development, implementation, and strengthening of national drug policies that promote balanced, multidisciplinary, and evidence-based approaches.

Objectives
  • Support OAS member states in developing, implementing, and evaluating their national drug policies in the following areas: Capacity and institutional strengthening, measures on prevention, treatment, and recovery support, Measures to control and counter the illicit cultivation, production, trafficking, and distribution of drugs, and to address their causes and consequences, research, information, monitoring, and evaluation, international cooperation.
  • Ensure that the respective national drug policies of each country include specific and tangible strategies and interventions, that adopt a gender perspective, as well as a human rights approach.


Activities
  • Organization of virtual/in-person training workshops to strengthen the institutional capacity of national drug authorities and other key stakeholders in this area on the drafting of the different sections of a national drug policy.
  • Technical assistance in the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of national drug policies, strategies, and plans through virtual and in-person meetings with participating countries.
  • Revision of draft drug policy documents, providing recommendations/suggestions.
  • Development of materials that support the drafting process of the different sections of a drug policy.


More Results
Results
Increase in the number of drug policies, strategies, and plans developed and updated in Member States.
Increased technical capacity in the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of drug policies, strategies, and plans.
Improved access to tools:to support the work of Member States institutions involved in the development of national drug policies.
Beneficiary Countries
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Argentina
Barbados
Barbados
Belize
Belize
Colombia
Colombia
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Dominica
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Ecuador
El Salvador
El Salvador
Grenada
Grenada
Guatemala
Guatemala
Guyana
Guyana
Jamaica
Jamaica
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
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