Colombo Plan

The history of the Colombo Plan for Cooperative Economic and Social Development in Asia and the Pacific, one of the oldest regional inter-governmental organizations dates far back as 1950, when the idea was first conceived to enhance economic and social development of the countries of the region. The Colombo Plan was established on 1 July 1951 by Australia, Canada, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom and currently has expanded to include 26 member countries including non-Commonwealth countries and countries belonging to regional groupings such as ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations) and SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation). The Colombo Plan is a partnership concept of self-help and mutual-help in development aimed at socio-economic progress of its member countries.

The objectives of the Colombo Plan
  • to promote interest in and support for the economic and social development of Asia and the Pacific;
  • to promote technical cooperation and assist in the sharing and transfer of technology among member countries;
  • to keep under review relevant information on technical cooperation between the member governments, multilateral and other agencies with a view to accelerating development through cooperative effort;
  • to facilitate the transfer and sharing of the developmental experiences among member countries within the region with emphasis on the concept of South-south cooperation.

The Drug Advisory Program (DAP)

DAP is part of the Colombo Plan and is the only regional intergovernmental programme exclusively aimed at capacity building for drug demand reduction in the Asia and Pacific Region. During the last three decades the DAP has assisted member counties in initiating the process of policy evolution, in finding appropriate solutions on a bilateral and/or multi-lateral basis and in encouraging national efforts among member countries towards drug demand reduction.

Since its inception, DAP has focused on responding to the changing needs of member countries that face multi-faceted problems in regards to illicit drug production, trafficking and abuse. DAP has embarked on several innovative strategies in six arms.

DAP Networks
  • Prevention
  • Youth
  • Treatment and Rehabilitation
  • Special Services for Children
  • Supply Reduction and Law Enforcement
  • Curriculum Development and Credentialing
  • Expert /Advisory
  • Publications

The services in these networks are also extended to non-member countries, keeping up with the Colombo Plan mandate of self-help and mutual-help in development.

www.colombo-plan.org

International Symposium on Drug-Related Studies 2022 Sri Lanka (In-person/ Online)

Colombo, Sri Lanka,

The National Dangerous Drugs Control Board have proudly planned to conduct an International Symposium on Drug-Related Studies 2022 will be held from 1st and 2nd December 2022 in Colombo, Sri Lanka to facilitate the exchange of information among professionals in the fields of medical, scientific, law, justice, social sciences, education, treatment and rehabilitation and other related services on drug supply control and demand reduction, in coll

UTC Report in Benue state, Nigeria dated 1st August 2022.

The training on Universal Treatment Curriculum 1 & 2 organized by Foundation for Changing Lives Against Substance Abuse (FOCLASA) took place between 1st to 6th August, 2022 at the conference hall of Smile View Hotel, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria. Twenty-five (25) people registered and started the training on the first day but due to the strict rules applied for successful participation and completion of the course 1 & 2, the training ended up with twenty-one

Partner Profile Colombo Plan

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Presented as part of the Uniting the global community to face the challenge of addiction event, online, on 16th May, 2022

 

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Partner Profile Colombo Plan

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Our partners introduce their missions, programs, and resources to support the workforce and activities.

Training on Universal Treatment Curriculum 01: Physiology and Pharmacology for Addiction Professionals by ITRAMIC Foundation

In order to endorse the evidence-based practices in the field of addiction treatment in Pakistan, ITRAMIC Foundation Lahore organized virtual training for treatment staff and professionals from 22nd to 29th October 2021, in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior and Narcotics Control of Pakistan. The training was imparted on the following curriculum: Curriculum 1: Physiology and Pharmacology for Addiction Professionals The following Pakistani National Trainers facilitated the training: Dr. Muhammad Amjad Chaudhry Lt. Col. (R)

UPC Community-Based Prevention Implementation Systems: Training report

In order to endorse evidence-based practices in the field of prevention in Malaysia, from 15th- 22nd December, 2021, Supreme Training & Consultancy (STC), under the banner of the Colombo Plan Drug Advisory programme (DAP) organized a virtual training for the UPC-9 Community-Based Prevention Implementation Systems for Malaysian and international professionals. STC Malaysia aim to assist parent organizations to develop trained professionals in Addiction Science based on UTC/UPC who can screen, assess, construct prevention plans, and

UTC 4A Training Report - September 2021

Supreme Training & Consultancy and The Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme are pleased to share this Training Report on Universal Treatment Curriculum 4A, psychoeducation for clients & Families. In order to endorse the evidence-based practices in the field of treatment & prevention in Malaysia, the Supreme Training & Consultancy, under the banner of Colombo Plan Drug Advisory programme (DAP), organised a virtual training for the Universal Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use Disorder Course 4-A, Psychoeducation

The rapidly changing composition of the global street drug supply and Its effects on high-risk groups for COVID-19

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Thom Browne*, Mark S. Gold and David M. Martin, “The Rapidly Changing Composition of the Global Street Drug Supply and Its Effects on High-Risk Groups for COVID-19”, Current Psychopharmacology (2021) 10: 1. https://doi.org/10.2174/2211556010666210125124645
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Background: Globally, an alarming number of pharmaceutically active compounds are now routinely added to the street drugs of abuse, cocaine and heroin. In some cases, seventeen (17) or more potentially toxic compounds are found in a single street purchased bag or block of cocaine or heroin.

Study about Knowledge and Critical Skills to Implement Evidence-Based Drug Prevention Strategies

Our partner Colombo Plan is conducting a study about knowledge and critical skills to implement evidence-based drug prevention strategies in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America. Colombo Plan is looking for individuals working in the drug prevention field that would be willing to answer a brief online survey about their knowledge of evidence-based prevention strategies. If you’re interested in participating, please sign up here: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/DAPstudy

Study about Knowledge and Critical Skills to Implement Evidence-Based Drug Prevention Strategies

Colombo Plan is conducting a study about knowledge and critical skills to implement evidence-based drug prevention strategies in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America. We are looking for persons working in the drug prevention field that would be willing to collaborate by answering a brief online survey (around 20 or 30 items) about their knowledge in this area. If you’re interested in participating, please sign up here: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/DAPstudy and we'll get back to you in

Universal Prevention Curriculum Training of Trainers in Nigeria

Lagos State,

The Global Initiative on Substance Abuse (GISA) will be delivering substance abuse training sessions on Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC).

The training will consist of 9 courses and will take place in a non-residential training centre in Lagos State, Nigeria from the 15th till the 24th of January 2019.