Plenary Speakers

Please find information on our keynote and plenary speakers below. This page will be regularly updated in the coming weeks.

 

Bawo O.JamesDr Bawo O. James

Consultant mental health physician and a certified addiction treatment specialist

Plenary 3: A Focus on Treatment and Recovery

Case Studies of Treatment Programmes in Latin America/Caribbean and Africa 

 

Dr Jane Marie Ong'oloDr Jane Marie Ong'olo 

Head of Social Welfare, Vulnerable Groups and Drug Control, African Union Commission

Plenary 1: Setting the Scene for Drug Demand Reduction in Africa

Continental Perspective – An Overview of Drug Use in Africa 

 

Dr Reychad AbdoolDr Reychad Abdool

Senior Independent Consultant, Drug Epidemiology, African Union Commission

Plenary 4: Epidemiology and its Role in Drug Demand Reduction

Co-chair

 

Dr Abel BasutuDr Abel Basutu 

Senior Drug Control Programme Officer, African Union Commission

Plenary 1: Setting the Scene for Drug Demand Reduction in Africa

African Union Plan of Action on Drug Control and Crime Prevention (2019-2023)

 

HE Amira ElfadilH.E. Amira Elfadil

Commissioner for Social Affairs, African Union Commission (AUC)

Plenary 1: Setting the Scene for Drug Demand Reduction in Africa

Setting the Scene

 

 

Roberto CanayRoberto Canay

President, ISSUP Argentina 

Plenary 4: Epidemiology and its Role in Drug Demand Reduction

Overview of Drug epidemiology in Latin American and the Caribbean

 

 

Dr Maristela MonteiroDr Maristela Monteiro 

Regional Advisor on Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) Focus on the African context

Plenary 2: Evidence-Based Prevention: Policy and Practice

Alcohol Use Prevention (data on alcohol use and environmental prevention initiatives)

 

Ambassador Adam NammAmbassador Adam Namm

Executive Secretary, Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), Organization of the American States (OAS)

 

Isidore ObotProfessor Isidore Obot

Director, Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse, Nigeria

Plenary 4: Epidemiology and Its Role in Drug Demand Reduction

A Continental Overview of Drug Epidemiology in Africa

 

William CranoWilliam D. Crano

Oskamp Professor of Social Psychology, Division of Behavioral and Organizational Science, Claremont Graduate University

Plenary 2: Evidence-based Prevention: Policy and Practice

Media-Based Prevention Programmes

 

 

Olubusayo Akinola

Dr Olubusayo Akinola

Programme Officer, Drug Demand Reduction, ECOWAS Commission

Plenary 4: Epidemiology and Its Role in Drug Demand Reduction

Regional Perspectives

 

 

Bill McGlynnBill McGlynn

Senior Advisor, Office of Global Policy and Programs, Drug Demand Reduction, INL, U.S. Department of State

Plenary 1: Setting the Scene for Drug Demand Reduction in Africa

Global Initiatives by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, US State Department

 

GEORGE MURIMI George Murimi

Training Coordinator for Africa, Colombo Plan DAP

Plenary 3: A Focus on Treatment and Recovery

Best Practices in Treatment and UTC training in Africa

 

David Bayever

David Bayever

Assessor, Examiner and Researcher for the SAPharmacy Council 

Plenary 2: Evidence-based Prevention: Policy and Practice

Plenary Chair

 

Giovanna CampelloGiovanna Campello

Chief, Prevention, Treatment & Rehabilitation Section, UNODC

Plenary 1: Setting the Scene for Drug Demand Reduction in Africa

Global Perspective – A Global Overview of Drug Use

Plenary 2: Evidence-based Prevention: Policy and Practice

Prevention Standards

 

Nazarius TumwesigyeNazarius Tumwesigye

Associate Professor and Head of Department, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda

Plenary 2: Evidence-based Prevention: Policy and Practice

Alcohol Use Prevention (data on alcohol use, environmental prevention initiatives)

 

Anja BusseAnja Busse

Programme Officer, Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section, UNODC

Plenary 3: A Focus on Treatment and Recovery

Treatment Standards

 

Enrico BisognoEnrico Bisogno

Chief, Data Development and Dissemination Unit, UNODC

Plenary 4: Epidemiology and Its Role in Drug Demand Reduction

Synchronising Global Drug Epidemiology Data Collection

 

Marya HynesMarya Hynes

Chief, Inter-American Observatory on Drugs, CICAD

Plenary 1: Setting the Scene for Drug Demand Reduction in Africa

Regional Perspective – Latin America and the Caribbean

 

Pernell ClarkePernell Clarke

Research Specialist, Inter-American Observatory on Drugs, CICAD - Caribbean

Plenary 4: Epidemiology and Its Role in Drug Demand Reduction

Overview of Drug Epidemiology in Latin America & Caribbean

 

René Adriana AdamsRené Adriana Adams

Programme Manager, Substance Abuse Prevention and Drug Control Rehabilitation Division, Social Welfare Services Directorate, Ministry of Health and Social Services, Namibia

Plenary 2: Evidence-based Prevention: Policy and Practice

Alcohol Use Prevention (data on alcohol use, environmental prevention initiatives)

 

Becky VaughnBecky Vaughn

Director, Global Centre for Credentialing and Certification (GCCC), Colombo Plan DAP

Plenary 3: A Focus on Treatment and Recovery

Credentialing and Certification

 

Chloé Carpentier Chloé Carpentier 

Chief, Drug Research Section, Research Branch, UNODC

Plenary 1: Setting the Scene for Drug Demand Reduction in Africa

Global Perspective – A Global Overview of Drug Use

Plenary 4: Epidemiology and Its Role in Drug Demand Reduction

Synchronising Global Drug Epidemiology Data Collection