Conference speakers

in alphabetical order

Keynote speakers

Professor Michael Farrell

Director of the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at the University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW Faculty Theme Lead of Mental Health, Neuroscience, Ageing and Addictions, UNSW Medicine

Diana H. Fishbein, Ph.D.

Director of Translational Neuro-Prevention Research in the FPG Child Development Institute at University of North Carolina

Patrick J. Kennedy

Former U.S. Representative Co-chair of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Mental Health & Suicide Prevention National Response to COVID-19 (National Response) and co-chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Behavioral Health Integration Task Force

Vladimir B. Poznyak, MD, PhD

Unit Head, Alcohol, Drugs and Addictive Behaviours, Department of Mental Health and Substance Use, World Health Organization (WHO)

Nora D. Volkow, M.D.,

Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health

Norkumala Abdul

Currently the Head of International Unit at National Anti-Drugs Agency of Malaysia. Regional and national trainer for Universal Prevention Curriculum and has 16 years experience as drug addiction professionals specifically in drug preventive education and international relations.

Junjun Abella MAC RGC ICRC ICAPIII

50 years in the Field of Substance Use Disorder, broken down into 22 years of research and experiment in the world of active addiction, but by the Grace of God achieved 28 years of personal recovery to date.

In the latter part of his drug career, he strives to provide hope and greater access to recovery  to the still suffering addicts - carrying the message of recovery means commitment and action thru training, learning the jargon of professionals and earning the necessary credentials.

Lameze Abrahams

Health Professions of South Africa registered clinical psychologist

Sophia Achab

Medical Director of the Swiss pioneering treatment Centre ReConnecte specialized in addictive behaviors (Internet, Gambling, Gaming..) at University Hospitals of Geneva in Switzerland active since 2007.
Head of WHO Collaborating Centre for Training and Research in Mental Health, and responsible for collaborating activities on addictive disorders and behaviors. She has been part since 2013 of several technical advisory groups (TAGs) for international  (WHO) and Swiss policy making and public health entities in the field of Internet-related disorders..

Dr Martin O. Agwogie, PhD

Dr. Agwogie is the Founder/Executive Director, Global Initiative on Substance Abuse (GISA), an NGO with primary focus in promoting evidence-based substance use prevention, treatment and policy through practice, capacity building, research and publications. He is the National President of the International Society of Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Professionals (ISSUP Nigeria Chapter) and a member of the Board of Directors of ISSUP.

Lydia Adza Ajayi

Director/Registrar at the Federal School of Occupational Therapy (FSOT), Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Yaba, Lagos

Dr. Raghda Algamil

Director of Addiction treatment department in General Secretariat of Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Ministry of Health and Population in Egypt

Amar Ahmad Ph.D.

Research Scientist at the Public Health Research Centre at New York University Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates

Dr.(Mrs.) P.N. Amarabandu

Dr. (Mrs. ) P.N. Amarabandu is the Chairperson of the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board (NDDCB) of Sri Lanka and is the Chief Executive Officer of the institution which is the principal national institution and the National Focal point for prevention and control of drug abuse in Sri Lanka. Dr. Amarabandu holds Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degrees, D. Path and Doctor of Medicine(Histopathology) degrees. Dr.

Gidien Ryaan Amri

Clinical Counsellor of Substance Use Disorder Therapy and Rehabilitation / Media Developer, KAPETA Foundation

Rowan Anderson

Rowan has worked in the drug and alcohol sector for 15 years, specialising in children and families affected by alcohol and drugs, and currently works for a charitable funder.  She holds Masters degrees in Social Anthropology and Contemporary Drug and Alcohol Studies. Rowan is particularly interested in the importance of relational ways of working.

Lubega Andrew

I am a professional result oriented Youth worker and activist with a proven track record in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of children and youth focused programmes on alcohol-drug abuse prevention HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, and human rights. I am results-focused and effectual organizer with a career reflecting dynamism, creativity and resourcefulness with strong attention to detail for accuracy.

Jacqueline A. Anundo

Jacqueline Anundo is a registered Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience in mental health treatment, training, and research. She is the Clinical Director at Kisiwa Wellness & Psychosocial Support Services; which offers the following services: Addiction screening, placement and treatment, Mental Health Assessment and Treatment, Mental Health Talks/training, Mentorship, Career Coaching Programs, and Research. Jacqueline has published 6 journal articles in the area of mental health.

Fredy Anzueto

"Licenciado Fredy Anzueto Villatoro, Secretario Ejecutivo SECCATID Guatemala.

Actualmente presidente del Grupo de Expertos de Sustancias Químicas y Productos Farmacéuticos de la CICAD OEA.

Abogado y Notario

Asesor y Consultor en instituciones del Estado de Guatemala. "

Hajer Aounallah-Skhiri

Hajer Aounallah-Skhiri : Professor of preventive medicine (Faculty of medicine of Tunis, University Tunis El-Manar. PhD of Public health-Epidemiology-Biomedical-Information Sciences (U.Paris-VI). Head of the National Health Institute-Tunisia (2016+); Researcher at Lab. Research "Nutrition Surveillance and Epidemiology in Tunisia", INNTA. MedSPAD Committee Member; worked in many fields (drugs use, adolescent health, elderly, NCDs, policy analysis...). Colombo plan training program focal point; GCCC Committee member (Colombo Plan), drug use epidemiology focal point- AUC.

Saima Asghar

Saima Asghar Director ISSUP Pakistan Chapter, Social Worker, Executive Director New Life Rehab Center, (For Drug Use Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation), Senior Advisor Youth Forum Pakistan (for Drug use Prevention). 

Asia Ashraf

Director of rehabilitation and consultant psychologist at Greenfield Hospital of Psychiatry

Dereje Assefa

Over the last couple of decades, I have been serving as a clinician in the capacity of a general practitioner and as a Psychiatrist.  My professional journey in both capacities has provided me with the opportunity to

1) serve my community as a clinician,

2) train medical and health science students and

3) advise Msc Psychiatry graduate on research activities.

 

Dr Mariana Azcárraga-Quiza

Dr. Mariana Azcárraga is a Mexican psychiatrist who has her private practice in Mexico City. She is a faculty member and the head of the Health and Wellness Center at Universidad Panamerica. Also, she is the clinical director of SAMET, a non-profit institution that provides mental health care to low-income people. She is a former Hubert Humphrey Fellow (2015-2016).

Rawand Azeem

My Name is Rawand Azeem, from Sudan, and I have a background in Public Health. I am very excited to be sharing a little about my country and helping contribute toward a positive change. thank you for the wonderful opportunity

Obot Uduak Bassey

State Commander, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Akwa Ibom State

Dr Adyl Bechir

Dr Adyl Béchir Point Focal réduction de la consommation de la drogue

Asu Obasse Benedict

Obasse, Asu Benedict - Senior Psychologist, Department of Psychology, Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.

I obtained a B.Sc in General and Applied Psychology (2006), and an M.Sc in Organizational Psychology 2012 from the University of Jos, Plateau State.

Am an internationally certified addiction professional (ICAP 1).

Ada Beselia

Ada Beselia is an Addictologist, working in the addiction research field for almost five years. She has participated in several national and international conferences, forums, and drug summer school and has published research papers and annual drug reports as an author and co-author. Her professional interests include harm reduction, drug policy, Epidemiology, drug use in nightlife settings, young/recreational users, club culture, New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), LGBTQ community, gambling, women etc.

Dr. Roshan Bhad

Associate Professor of Psychiatry at National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi

Anna Blyum, MS

Ms Blyum is originally from Kazakhstan. She is currently obtaining her PhD degree at SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Research on Substance Use, CA, the USA following successful completion of Doctoral Candidacy defence in December 2020. Her dissertation focuses on resilience to alcohol use disorders in transitional-age youth. Her research interest also lies in the interface between substance use disorders and delinquency, intersectional stigma, associated with substance use disorders and co-occurring diseases, such as HIV.

Marcela Ortiz Bonilla

Máster en Criminología de la Universidad Estatal a Distancia (UNED), Licenciada en Derecho de la Universidad Federada de Costa Rica, Diplomada en Investigación Criminalística del Colegio Universitario de Cartago (CUC) y Especialista en Administración de Proyectos graduada del Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica (TEC), además egresada del prestigioso Centro Perry de la Universidad para la Defensa de los Estados Unidos, donde concluyó con éxito el curso sobre Crimen Organizado Transnacional.

Eloisa Évora Borges

Técnico Sénior da Comissão de Coordenação do Álcool e outras Drogas/Ministério da Saúde de Cabo Verde;

Licenciada em Sociologia e Mestre em Ciências da Educação;

Comissária da Comissão Nacional para os Direitos Humanos e Cidadania – 2012 a 2021;

Presidente da Cruz Vermelha de Cabo Verde de 2001 a 2011;

Membro do Conselho de Direção da Federação Internacional das Sociedades da Cruz Vermelha e do Crescente Vermelho de 2005 a 2009.

Eric C. Brown, Ph.D.,

Associate Professor in the University of Miami’s Department of Public Health Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine

Anja Busse

Programme Officer, Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section Drugs, Laboratory and Scientific Services Branch, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Dr Carmen Fernández Cáceres

"Bachelor´s Degree in Psychology, Master´s Degree in Family Therapy, PhD in Family and Couple Therapy, and doctorate in Psychoanalysis.

General Director of Centros de Integración Juvenil, author and compiler of several scientific articles and books. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journal Journal of Substance Use and executive editor of the International Journal of Addiction Research.

Dr Roberto Canay

ACADEMIC TRAINING:

- PhD in Psychology (graduated summa cum laude). University of Salvador, Buenos

Aires (2015).

- Master’s Degree in Community Mental Health - “Maestria per Salute Mentale di

Base”. Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy (2010).

- Specialist in Community Treatment. University of Paraíba, Brazil (2014).

- Postgraduate Degree in Governance and Political Management. George Washington

University, USA (2010).

- Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. University of Salvador, Buenos Aires (1989).

 

Joanne Capozzi

Counsel and former Prosecutor for over 30 years in Toronto, Canada

Dr Yuri Cutipé Cárdenas

Yuri L. Cutipé Cárdenas es médico psiquiatra. Egresado de la Maestría de Políticas Sociales de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos y del Doctorado en Salud Pública de la Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Posteriormente obtuvo sus estudios de posgrado en salud colectiva y alta dirección en la Escuela Nacional de Administración Pública. Fue Director de Salud Colectiva de 2009-2014 del Instituto Nacional de Salud Mental Honorio Delgado - Hideyo Noguchi. Desde 2014 es nombrado Director de Salud Mental del Ministerio de Salud del Perú.

Dr. Carmel Clancy

Professor in Addictions and Mental Health, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Middlesex University London UK President (2020-2022) International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA)

Teresita C. Castillo, RPsy, ICAP II, ICAP-RS, CGAC

TERESITA C. CASTILLO, is a licensed Psychologist, with certifications as International Addiction Professional, Level II and Recovery Specialist from GCCC, and as Gambling Addiction Counselor from APSAC, Singapore. A Global Master Trainer of CP DAP and Global DDR Trainer of UNODC. She is currently the Chairperson and President of Seagulls Flock Organization, Inc., a non-stock, nonprofit organization that pioneer pathways pathways for stakeholders towards sustainable addiction and behavioral healthcare prevention, treatment and recovery in the Philippines.

Jac A. Charlier, MPA

Executive Director, Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC) Center for Health and Justice (CHJ), Executive Director, Police, Treatment, and Community Collaborative (PTACC)

Dr. Cecilia Chau

Director of the master's degree in addictions and addictive behaviors at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) and a full-time principal professor in the Academic Department of Psychology of the PUCP

Nazish Idrees Chaudhary

She is pursuing her doctoral degree in clinical psychology and also serving as a senior lecturer, Allied Health Sciences at the University of Lahore in Pakistan. She works as an addiction prevention coordinator. She has been awarded the best awareness about mental health treatment volunteer. She has few publications in reputed journals.

Nadezhda Cherchenko

MD, ISSUP Kazakhstan Coordinator, National Coordinator of Opioid Substitution Therapy, Opioid Overdoses and New Psychoactive Substances, Republican scientific and practical center of mental health, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Fabian Chiosso

"Soy licenciado en sociología y psicologo social. Actualmente realizo mi tesis final para mi doctorado en salud mental comunitaria sobre el impacto de las nuevas tecnologías en la salud mental de niños y adolescentes.

Hasta marzo de 2022 presidí la federación latinoamericana de comunidades terapéuticas - flact-

Actualmente soy secretario de la red iberoamericana de organizaciones que trabajan en drogas -riod-  y asesor de la federacion de ong's de argentina para la prevención y tratamiento del abuso de drogas -fonga-"

Mrs Supodjanee Chutidamrong

Supodjanee Chutidamrong is the Director of Drug Treatment and Social Reintegration Coordination Division. She is now working for Drug Demand Reduction Bureau, Office of the Narcotic Control Board, Ministry of Justice, Thailand. She has experienced and has been trained in drug demand reduction, drug treatment and harm reduction since 1991.

Eugeniu Cotelea

"Eugeniu Cotelea is an addiction psychiatrist from Chisinau, the Republic of Moldova. He completed his medical and residency training in psychiatry at the State University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Nicolae Testemițanu” in Chisinau. In 2018, while working at the Republican Narcology Dispensary, he received a certificate of specialization in addiction medicine, a field known as narcology in Moldova. The same year, he became a member of the Moldovan Society of Psychiatrists, Narcologists, Psychotherapists and Psychologists.

Dr. William Crano

Distinguished Professorship in Psychology in Claremont Graduate University’s Division of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences

Dr. Miriam Cue

Registered psychologist and psychometrician, Philippines First working chairperson of the Professional Regulatory Board of Psychology of the Professional Regulation Commission

Nfally Daffeh

My name is Nfally Daffeh, the focal point for the African union epidemiology drug network for the Gambia and commanding officer, data entry crime scene investigation of the drug law enforcement agency, the Gambia.

I have over 15 years of work experience in the field of drug law enforcement, i am a certified crime scene investigator.

My area of interest includes crime scene investigations, data analysis, data privacy security, counter-terrorism and organised crime investigations. 

Nima Damdul

Chief Program Officer, Demand Reduction Division, Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority. Also  serves as one of the Commissioners under The Global  Center for Credentials and Certification (GCCC)., DAP, Colombo Plan

Dr. NGUYEN, Bich Diep

Quality and Credential Coordinator of Vietnam International Technology Transfer Center (V-ITTC)

Achmad Djatmiko

Mr. Achmad Djatmiko, Director of Cooperation, National Narcotics Board of the Republic of Indonesia

Dr. Rachele Donini

Psychologist and Psychotherapist, the Public Local Health Agency (ASL 2-Savona, Italy), Department of Mental health and addiction

Dr Aala El-Khani

Dr Aala El-Khani develops and researches innovative ways to reach families that have experienced conflict with family skills support and training. She has conducted field research with families in refugee contexts and conflict zones, exploring their parenting challenges and the positive impact parenting support can provide to improve and child and caregiver wellbeing. Her work has significantly contributed to an agenda of producing materials, which together form psychological first aid for families affected by conflict and displacement.

Hisham Elarabi, PhD

Two decades of experience in Addiction treatment, prevention, research, policy development and training

Cary Hopkins Eyles

Deputy Director for International Consortium of Universities on Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR)

Antonio J Molina Fernández, PhD

Antonio Jesús Molina Fernández, Ph. D. in Psychology, MSC (Social Anthropology), assistant professor of ·Social, clinical and epidemiological Aspects of Addictive Behaviours", "Evaluation of Social Programs", "Social Intervention", "Criminality & Urban gangs" and "Social Psychology of Health" in the Social, Work and Differential Psychology Department in Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Gudrun Sif Fridriksdottir

Dr. Gudrun Sif Fridriksdottir is a researcher and project manager at RIKK – Institute of Gender, Equality and Difference at the University of Iceland. Gudrun has a PhD in Social Anthropology and for the past 15 years her work has focused on the various forms of interlinkages between gender and violence, both academically and through project management. In the last 2 years, she has started looking at the linkage between being a survivor of domestic violence and dealing with problematic substance use.

Grace Froese

Community Director of Provincial Drug Court Development and Training Edmonton John Howard Society(EJHS) in partnership with Alberta Justice & Solicitor General(AJSG)

Balqees Gaber

Balqees Gaber is a health educator at the National Rehabilitation Center in Abu Dhabi.

Ioan Dan Gheorghita

ISSUP Chapter Ecuador /” Instituto Prevén” Foundation / Secular University “Eloy Alfaro” Manta, Ecuador/Hemisferios University

Le Minh Giang, MD,PhD

Le Minh Giang, MD, PhD

V-ITTC Principal Investigator 

Center for Training and Research on Substance Abuse – HIV

Hanoi Medical University

Richard Goncalves

Medical doctor currently undergoing Psychiatry specialist training at the University of Cape Town, South Africa

Rodrigo Goycolea

Academic Director of the Drug Program of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Central University of Chile

Dr. Damian Eisenghower Greaves

"Damian Eisenghower Greaves is a Professor of Social Sciences in the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences and Associate Dean in the School of Arts & Sciences, with responsibilities for strategic initiatives & administration.

His educational and professional qualifications include a PH.D in Health Services   Management & Policy, two  Master of Science Degrees – one in Public Health and one in Social Sciences, and a Bachelor’s in History & Sociology with Education (with Hons.).

Dr Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP

Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP, is the first medical doctor to serve as the Director of National Drug Control Policy and lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), a component of the Executive Office of the President. ONDCP coordinates the nation’s $40 billion drug budget and federal policies, including prevention, harm reduction, treatment, recovery support, and supply reduction.

Dr Karin Haar

Dr. Karin Haar, MMed, MPH works as international consultant in the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation section (PTRS) at the UNODC headquarter in Vienna. She joined the team three and a half years ago and has since supported the implementation of family skills programmes worldwide. In particular, the programmes benefitted from her epidemiological and statistical expertise that was needed to further gain evidence in the pilots and clinical trials occurring in several countries simultaneously.

Michael Ghirmai Haile

Head, inspection unit, National Medicines and Food Administration, Ministry of Health Eritrea.

Rasha Abi Hana

Scientific Support Coordinator at the International Society of Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Professionals (ISSUP) Researcher at Vrije University Amsterdam in the Clinical, Neuro- and Developmental Psychology Department

Dr Walid Hassan

Dr Hassan is an Egyptian psychiatrist with a special interest in addiction psychiatry. He has graduated, trained and completed a psychiatry residency at Ain Shams University in Cairo.  following that, he participated in the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship in the field of substance use education, prevention and treatment at Virginia Commonwealth University the USA. Currently, he works as a consultant/lecturer of psychiatry at Ain Shams University in Cairo in addition to being a psychiatrist in Oman.

Melody Heaps

President Emeritus, TASC INC; President, MMH & Associates; Chair, ISSUP; Secretary Treasurer, ICUDDR

Dr. Evelyn Higgins

Doctor with 34 years in clinical practice and Diplomate in American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders

Nam Cao Hoang

Founder and Chief Coordinator of the Vietnam Program for Internet & Society (VPIS),University of Social Sciences & Humanities, Vietnam National University, Hanoi

Mr Sng Chern Hong

Mr Sng Chern Hong is the Deputy Director, Central Narcotics Bureau (Policy and Administration). He has been in service for more than 20 years and has held various appointments in both Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) and the Ministry of Home Affairs. Mr Sng has helmed various divisions at CNB including Investigation, Supervision, Operations, Enforcement and Communications.

Helena Horálek

Psychologist working in the prevention of risk behaviour in cooperation with the Department of Addictology, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University (CUNI)

Dr Yamien Ibrahim

je suis actuellement point focal WENDU depuis 2016 et point focal ISSUP au Niger. Je travail pour le Ministère de la sante que je représente depuis 2016 au sein de la commission nationale de lutte contre la drogue

Mamudou Jallow

Mamudou Jallow is both a writer and an educator. He has worked as a reporter covering the local beat in the Gambia as well as on other international online publications. He is also a Computer Science Teacher with over a decade of academic instruction experience focused on technology use and application.

Dr Bawo James

Addiction psychiatrist, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital in Benin City Director of the Nigeria International Technology Transfer Centre (Nigeria ITTC)

Djatche Miafo Joël

Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Mental Health Programs Coordinator,  Researcher in Mental Health and Psychology and UNIPSY's Top Manager.

Joel Johnson

President and CEO of TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities)

Caroline Kahiu

Caroline Kahiu is a Communication Officer at the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse, (NACADA), Kenya. She is a Substance Use Prevention and Management Advocate championing for targeted evidence-based programming and interventions.

Laleh Ashrafi Kakhki

Laleh Ashrafi Kakhki is a member of UNODC Geneva Liaison Officer team and she supports the team in the field of communication and advocacy. Laleh holds a Master's degree in International relations, specialized in multilateralism.

Geraldine Kanyinga

I am Geraldine Kanyinga, Program manager of substance use, drug control and rehabilitations

Dr. Beatrice Kathungu

Full time faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Kenyatta University, Kenya Coordinator of the International Consortium of Universities on Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR) Africa Region

Patrick J. Kennedy

Former U.S. Representative Co-chair of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Mental Health & Suicide Prevention National Response to COVID-19 (National Response) and co-chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Behavioral Health Integration Task Force

Dr Nazila Bano Khalid

Psychiatrist, public health professional. ICAPIII. Work with a passion to serve the underprivileged segment of society by Community outreach services.

Dr. J. Randy Koch

Associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University

Sylvester E. N. Koomson

Mr Sylvester Ebenezer Nana Koomson, from Accra, Ghana obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science in 2001 from the University of Ghana where he also earned his MA in Adult Education in 2005. He is a Fulbright Humphrey Fellow alumnus (2014/15) with a Specialization in Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention and Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University, USA.

Matej Košir

Director of the Institute for Research and Development »Utrip« (UTRIP)

Igor Koutsenok, MD

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, Department of Psychiatry Director, UCSD Center for Criminality & Addiction Research, Training & Application Director, ITTC-Ukraine

Olajumoke M. Koyejo

I am a Hubert Humphrey 2016/2017 alumni, universal treatment course coordinator, consultant addiction psychiatrist and a public health physician that works at the Centre for Addiction Treatment, Education, Research, and Advocacy of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria, from 2013 till date. The centre is a co-occurring substance use treatment 60 bedded male and 30 bedded female wards.

Manish Kumar

Team Leader, Technical Support Unit, National AIDS Control Organisation, Government of India

Adam Kurilla

Clinical psychologist, Center for Treatment of Drug Dependencies in Bratislava, Slovakia

Antonio Lomba

Chief of the Institutional Strengthening Unit of the Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), Secretariat for Multidimensional Security of the Organization of the American States (OAS)

Errol Longsworth

Currently am the Outreach Case worker at the National Drug Abuse Control Council for over 11 years and I also act as the Treatment and Rehabilitation Unit Coordinator where am in charge of over seeing the unit. This unit has over 12 years operating and providing Drug Treatment services as response to help address the substance misuse problem within our country. I take every opportunity to learn more as it relates to substance use as this means more develop for the unit and improvement in our quality of service offered to the Belizean Citizens.

Dr. Winnie Low-Wah

Medical doctor and Acting Chief Liaison Officer at the Division for Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation (DSAPTR). Working with DSAPTR (formerly known as APDAR) since 2017. Hold a University Diploma in Addiction and Masters in Public Health (International).

Hafsa Lukwata

Hafsa Lukwata Sentongo, is a Medical Doctor MBChB (Mbarara Univ. of Science and Technology; MUST), with a Post Graduate Diploma in Tropical Medicine (Nagasaki University), and Masters in Public Health (Makerere University).

Currently Acting Assistant Commissioner Mental Health and Control of Substance abuse,

Non-Communicable Diseases Department, Ministry of Health Headquarters. National Tobacco Control focal person. Doing a lot of work with policy formulation, in relation to Mental Health, Tobacco Control and alcohol and drug abuse.

Wadih Maalouf

Programme Officer, Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Dirceu Mabunda

Psychiatrist, Head of Psychiatry and Mental Health Services at Mavalane General Hospital- Mozambique; Master in Health Sciences (Neurosciences); PhDc in Psychiatry and Medical Psychology (University Federal of São Paulo); Addiction Professional ICAP-1. Workplace-Based Prevention Interventions and Women’s Interventions for Substance Exposure.

Ngozi Anthonia Madubuike Ph.D

Dr Ngozi Anthonia Madubuike hails from the South Eastern Region of Nigeria.  Born on 13th September 1965. She graduated from the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) in 1986, obtained a Master's Degree in 1991 and in 2002 a Doctorate Degree from the Department of Guidance and Counselling, University of Ibadan.

Ms Nellie Mafa

Mental Health Practitioner  (Child & Adolescent Mental Health), Child Psychology, Psychiatric Mental Health nursing. National coordinator for Mental Health Program (Botswana, Ministry of Health & Wellness): Country focal person for Drug Demand Reduction Project (African Union Commission epidemiology network on Drug Use).

Deokie Sintra Maharaj

Deputy Permanent Secretary responsible for policy implementation, research and programme management in the Ministry of National Security, Trinidad and Tobago

Blessing Mandima

Blessing Tavonga Mandima is a member of the UNODC Geneva Liason Officer Team and she is working on the topic of plastic waste trafficking. She has a legal background and recently completed a Masters in Laws specifically in International Dispute Settlement and Arbitration.

David Sidney Mangwegape

David Sidney Mangwegape is Nurse Educator within the Department of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing at Institute of Health Sciences-Lobatse. He is a licensed Advanced Psychiatric Nurse specialist and an International Accredited Professional (ICAP II). He is also a columnist with The Midweek Sun anchoring the column "The Mental Health Series" where he shares insights on mental health and addiction disorders. He is a Treasurer for the newly established Botswana Association of Addiction Professionals (ISSUP Botswana Chapter).

Nour Mardam

Nour Mardam led a seasoned career in the realm of media and advertising at multinational organizations, handling client portfolios across the MENA region. At Universal Media based in Abu Dhabi, and OMD based in Beirut, Nour managed accounts and developed award-winning strategies for corporate and consumer clients to support them in gaining maximal exposure.
Nour is currently the Communications Associate in the Communications and Fundraising Department at Mentor Arabia.

Fernanda Marques

Clinical Psychologist and Counsellor in the Addictions Area

Trainer in the area of treatment and prevention of addiction to psychoactive substances.

Executive Secretary of the Coordination Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs - Ministry of Health of Cape Verde (replaces the previous Commission for Coordination of the Fight Against Drugs - Ministry of Justice), since 2008 to the present date.

Dr. Isaac Masiye

Dr. Isaac Masiye holds a Bachelor's of Arts with Education Degree, a Masters in Educational Psychology and PhD in Educational Psychology with bias to drug and alcohol use prevention education and counselling. He also holds a diploma in guidance and counselling. He has 21 year experience in drug demand reduction field at both technical and management levels and has published a number of journal articles in the same field. He has also been involved in trainings in Drug Use Epidemiology Data Collection Methods under Pan African Drug Use Epidemiology Network.

Iqbal Masud

Mr. Iqbal Masud is working more than two decades on drug addiction prevention and treatment program. He is heading the Health and WASH Sector as Director of Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM). His main responsibilities are implementing health-related projects, conduct study/ research, providing technical support in hospital management, staff capacity development, operating drug treatment and rehabilitation centers, and ensuring the quality of health services since February 1998. Currently he is overseeing three Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Centers for male and one similar center for female.

Bohm, Mawouéna K

I am a clinical psychologist by training, President of ISSUP Togo, and Deputy Permanent Secretary of the "Comité National Anti-Drogue" state agency that coordinates the highest level of drug supply and demand in Togo. UTC global Master Trainer for Colombo Plan.  I have 15 years of experience in drug demand reduction.

Juliana Mejia

Director of Prevention at Corporación Nuevos Rumbos, Bogota Colombia

Dr. Nick C. Mellos

Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Voluntary) at University of California San Diego (UCSD) and the site director for the UCSD Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at the Veteran Affairs San Diego (VASD) Healthcare System

Dr. Samya Al Memari, DrPh, MPH, MQM, BSN

Chair of the International Society of Addiction Professionals (ISSUP) UAE National Chapter Eastern Mediterranean Deputy Regional President of the World Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation (WAPR)

Prof. Michal Miovský, MA, PhD

President of International Consortium of Universities on Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR) Professor of Clinical psychology, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

Daniel Ikenna Molobe

Daniel Ikenna Molobe is a social development consultant with functional expertise that spanned over a decade in programs and research. He has spent a major part of his career in social interventions and public health activities having worked with both local and international organizations. He holds M.Sc in Public Health from University of Lagos; B.Sc in Applied Microbiology from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka; and a National Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology from Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu.

Dr. Mariano Montenegro

Director of the Colombo Plan office for Latin America and the Caribbean and external trainer for the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime in Vienna (UNODC)

Ivan D. Montoya, M.D., M.P.H.

Clinical Director of the Division of Therapeutics and Medical Consequences (DTMC) of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Chair of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) HEAL Initiative in Therapeutics Development for Opioid and Stimulant Use Disorders

Francis Moothedan

30 Years as addiction professional, serves MOSC Medical College Hospital, Kolenchery, Kerala, India  as Project Director and Chief Trainer. ICAP-111, Global Master Trainer-CPDAP & UNODC. UTC and CHILD Trainer. Trained professionals from 18 countries. My organisation is an Education Provider of CPDAP/ISSUP and so Conduct online UTC and CHILD Training regularly. Active in Prevention and Treatment programmes as Trainer and Practitioner.

Brian Morales

Chief of the Countenarcotics Branch for the U.S. Department of State, working within the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Office of Global Programs and Policy (INL/GPP)

Dr. Nirvana Morgan

Chairperson of the international Network of Early Career Addiction Medicine Professionals working in the area of Addiction Medicine (NECPAM)

Doaa Mormesh

I am Libyan female ,Specialist psychiatrist i had Arab board in psychiatry since 2017 ,more than 10 year in the career and know I am the head of Mental health unit in primary health care institution and also the focal point of Mental health in ministry of health

Fabian Musoro

I'm a mental health nurse who have specialized in mental health epidemiology and biostatistics. I'm the national manager mental health services and have a special interest in mental health and drug/substance and alcohol use

Dr Violet D. Mwanjali

I am a medical specialist in mental health and psychiatry, based at the national psychiatric referral hospital in manzini. I have been working as a medical specialist for more than ten years.

Dr. Olha Myshakivska

MD Psychiatrist, Institute of Psychiatry of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine National Chapters Coordinator in Asian region, ISSUP

National Drug Council from Uruguay

In Uruguay’s 2021-2025 National Drug Strategy, the issue of drugs is deemed as a complex and dynamic phenomenon that involves various areas and parameters regarding the nature, causes, development and approach associated with it. It requires the design of customized answers to sufficiently cover the needs of society as a whole. 

Dr. Harrieth P Ndumwa

Research Fellow at the directorate of research and publications and the department of haematology and blood transfusion, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)

Léna Ngnogue

Léna works at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Headquarter in Vienna. On the national level, she works in two cooperative and participatory, whose aim is to upgrade, publish and enhance data sets of regions, and propose a legal analysis of the political speeches of political actors. Finally she volunteered in the OSE association, where she had to guide socially marginalized young immigrants through courses in order to encourage and gain their professional integration (by giving them French, history and sociology lessons).

Mulka Nisic

Mulka Nisic is Regional Project Manager at the NGO Celebrate Recovery working on the Balkan Project Choose Recovery which aims to improve the situation of people in recovery and those who are still struggling with addiction. She is also part of the World Federation Against Drug Gender Working Group and RUN- Recovered Users Network - a network which provides a voice for people in recovery from addiction and promotes and shares the experience of recovery, on both the political and practical levels.

Dr. Aborlo Kennedy Nkporbu

Nkporbu, Aborlo Kennedy is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Port Harcourt. He is also a   Fellow of the West African College of Physicians and Consultant Nueropsychiatrist/ Mental Health Physician. He also sub-specialises in Public Mental Health, Neuropharmacology and Addiction Medicine.  Dr Nkporbu has a Masters degree in Pharmacology and has also completed a Masters in Public Health.

Radolf Nortey

Radolf Ansbert Nortey is a pharmacist by profession with varied experiences in medicine access, clinical practice, research, marketing, drug control, and regulatory systems. He holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree and an MPhil in Health Services Management

Chiamaka R. Nwaoru

Chiamaka Rose Nwaoru holds BSc and MSc in psychology and clinical psychology from the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom and Imo State University, Owerri respectively, both in Nigeria. She is a lecturer at Abia State Polytechnic, a research and works as a consultant clinical psychologist at Downtown Specialist Clinics, Umuahia. She is a member of Nigerian Association of Clinical psychologists, Nigerian Psychological Association, International Society of Substance use professionals global and national, American Psychological Association, among others.

Dr Oluseyi Odewale

Dr Oluseyi Odewale holds a PhD in Guidance and Counselling.

She is a national trainer in the Universal Prevention Curriculum for Substance Use (UPC) in Nigeria

She is the Head, of Research and Man Power Development at The Shelter Youth and Community Network where she offers substance abuse counselling and also facilitates trainings in the Core Course and Specialty tracks of the Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) of the Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme.

Lambert Onderi Oigara

Clinical Psychologist, the founder, and director of CBT-Kenya based in Nairobi, East Africa

Dr Yvonne Olando

Director Public Education, Advocacy and Rehabilitation at the National Authority for the Campaign against Alcohol and Drugs Abuse

Evans Oloo

President ISSUP Kenya chapter. Consultant Psychologist with over 15 years of experience in the field of drug demand reduction. Fellow of the Academy of Mental Health practice. Global master trainer with UNODC & Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Program. ICAP credentialed.

Dr Matilda Mghoi Omollo

Dr Matilda Mghoi, Deputy Director of Nursing Services at the Ministry of Health, Certification Council Member for addiction Professionals,  ICAP III, Global Master Trainer, Awardee of the best Mental Health Worker in 2012.

Carmen Orte, PhD

"Carmen Orte Socias has a degree in Psychology and a PhD in Educational Sciences. She is a Chair Professor at University of Balearic Islands (UIB). She has 4 recognized five-year teaching periods and 4 six-year research periods. She has active researcher of excellence.

She is the lead researcher on issues of family prevention programs based on scientific evidence of the Educational and Social Research and Training Group (GIFES). "

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Dr. Amr Osman

Assistant Minister of Social Solidarity and Manager of the National Fund for Drug Control and Treatment of Addiction

Md. Abdus Sabur Mondal PAA

Mr. Md. Abdus Sabur Mondal PAA is the Additional Secretary to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. In his capacity, he assumed the responsibility of the Director General of Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) under the Security Services Division (SSD), Ministry of Home Affairs on 16 September, 2021. Prior to assuming his current post, he served the same department as the Additional Director General from 24 June, 2021 to 15 September, 2021. Previously, he also served as the Director in the Directorate of Government Accommodation.

Ignacia Páez

Clinical psychologist, National Drug Commissioner of Ecuador and Manager of the Mental Health and Drugs Project of the Ministry of Public Health. Dr. Paez has extensive experience in the generation of support devices for vulnerable groups. She has worked extensively in psychotherapy with children and families diagnosed with serious disorders; group therapies for addictions, family violence, vulnerability and disabilities.

Mauro Patti

Coordinator of the international relations and cooperation of the Villa Maraini Foundation

Dr. Roger Peters

Emeritus Professor and Fulbright Scholar, Department of Mental Health Law and Policy, University of South Florida, United States.

Dr. Iryna Pinchuk

Director of the Institute of Psychiatry of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Dr. Marc Potenza

Professor of Psychiatry, Child Study and Neuroscience at the Yale University School of Medicine

Barbora Povysilova

I have a master's degree in Addictology from Charles University in Prague. Initially, I focused on the primary prevention of risky behaviour, I worked with children at schools. Then I focused on the treatment of addictive behaviour in the daycare NGO. I am currently on maternity leave, but I am still working part-time at the Department of Addictology in Prague in the research department.

Vladimir B. Poznyak, MD, PhD

Unit Head, Alcohol, Drugs and Addictive Behaviours, Department of Mental Health and Substance Use, World Health Organization (WHO)

Gui Qihui

Qihui is a member of UNODC Geneva Liaison Officer Team assisting in topics of digitalization and addressing healthcare needs of victims of trafficking in persons. Her background is in Communication Science, Business Administration and Public Policy Analysis. Currently, she is completing her Master’s in International Development Studies.

Adeline Raharivelo

Titular Professor of Advanced Education and Research at the Faculty of Medicine of Antananarivo Madagascar

Sana Ullah Rathore

Master in Sociology, ICAP treatment, Director ISSUP Pakistan Chapter, Chairman & Executive Director, Mian Afzal Trust Hospital, Global Drug demand Reduction UNODC, UTC Trainer, Colombo Plan GCCC. Started working against substance use since 1990. Board Member Asian Federation of therapeutic community, Member VNGOC working group Asia Pacific Region.

Richard A. Rawson, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and a Research Professor at the Vermont Center for Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont

Drusilla Reinhard-Blinker

I am a youth leader and agent of change. I have a bachelor's degree in Social Human Studies with a major in Psychology. I work at Foundation Liefdevolle Handen as the Quality Assurance Manager and peer educator. I have been working as a peer educator from the age of 13  and have developed my knowledge and skills ever since by taking part in various training sessions and educating myself. I have had training in project management, leadership, outreach, peer education, communication, team building, prevention, Universal Prevention curriculum, training of trainers, counselling, etc.

Curt Richards

"My Name is Curt Richards, I am a member of the Customs Anti Narcotic Unit Guyana which is headed by Mr. James Singh, who is also a CICAD Commissioner as well as the Head of the National Drug Oversighting Committee.

Kasirye Rogers

Executive Director, Uganda Youth Development Link, board member WFAD, Chairperson ISSUP-Uganda Chapter. BA in Social work and Social administration and an MA in Human Rights from Makerere University, Kampala. Mr. Kasirye has undertaken several consultancy positions as a technical Coordinator, he is also a consultant with Mentor foundation UK. He is the local expert advisor to UNODC in Eastern Africa and is actively involved in capacity building of NGOs and Communities in Drug Demand reduction activities. He is a lead person on Vienna NGO committee on drug abuse. Mr.

Camilo Andres Rojas

"A lawyer from the Catholic University, he is a specialist in Public Law from the Autonomous University, has a Master's degree in Law from the Sergio Arboleda University and is a doctoral candidate from the University of Salamanca (Spain).

Much of his professional career has been developed in State entities, highlighting his work in the Administrative Department of Security (DAS), the disciplinary chamber of the Superior Council of the Judiciary and the Regional Autonomous Corporation of Cundinamarca (CAR).

Amy Ronshausen

Executive Director of Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. and Save Our Society From Drugs (S.O.S.)

Patricia Ros

Regional Director for Spain and Latin America in Planet Youth ehf.

Elisa Rubini

(Consultant) Coordinator of the Case Care Management System program, Institutional Strengthening Unit, Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), Organization of American States (OAS).

Dr Elizabeth Saenz

Elizabeth is a paediatrician, MSc PHDC (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, MSc MCH, ICH, University College London, UK) and workeds with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) - Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section/Drug Prevention and Health Branch since 2007 as an expert on drug dependence treatment, and since between 2010 and 2019 as project coordinator at the same branch.

Orlando Scoppetta

Analyst, consultant/advisor for the design, development, and evaluation of policies, programs and projects in social and public health areas, statistical and qualitative analysis, construction and adaptation of measurement and evaluation instruments. Psychologist, postgraduate in data analysis, master and doctorate in psychology. Work experience in the public and private sectors in management, research/evaluation in matters such as food and nutrition security, child and adolescent development, mental health, public health, migration, water, and basic sanitation.

Dr. Sekayombya Brian

Sekayombya Brian is a Pharmacist, a drug demand reduction professional with vast experience at engaging communities and developing behaviour change models. Brian leads the team at the National Drug Authority in Uganda that is responsible for preventing drug and substance abuse among the population of Uganda. He has engaged young people, local communities, policymakers, and international communities with an aim of preventing drug and substance abuse in Uganda.

Dr Morekwe Selemogwe-Matsetse

Dr Morekwe Selemogwe-Matsetse is the founding chairperson of the Botswana Association of Addiction Professionals, an NGO formed specifically to host the ISSUP Botswana Chapter. 

Muhammad Shafique

Muhammad Shafique - CEO Subhan Medical Centre Trust, M.phill Psychology, Clinical Psychologist, PGDAS, Malaysia, ICAP-1 Certified

Dr Salman Shahzad, PhD

Salman Shahzad has been working as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and working as an Associate Professor in the Institute of Clinical Psychology at the University of Karachi. He is currently leading as Clinical Incharge, and Incharge “Research and Training Unit for prevention and treatment of SUD” at the Institute of Clinical Psychology (ICP). He has completed his Fulbright Hubert Humphrey Fellowship from Virginia Commonwealth University, USA.

Charlotte Sisson

Senior Foreign Affairs Officer in the Drug Demand Reduction Section of the Office of Global Policy and Programs in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs at the U.S. Department of State

Kristiana Siste, MD, PhD

 Kristiana Siste, MD, Ph.D. is one of the Indonesian addiction psychiatrists working in the education, research, and health service field in Indonesia. Much of her research focuses on substance and behavioral addiction. She ran a national survey for teenagers and adults with drugs and internet addiction in Indonesia and also developed a questionnaire (in Indonesian) in diagnosing internet addiction.

Carmen Orte Socias

Full Professor at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB). Director of the UIB Family Research Laboratory (LIFAC, acronym in Spanish), 30 years of research in family prevention.

Natia Stepanishvili

Addiction Center of Georgia – The goal of the organization is to conduct training and research in the addiction field - Founder and trainer;

The international organization „International Society of Substance Use Professionals” (ISSUP) - member;

Ilia State University  - School of Arts and Sciences Addiction Studies MA Tbilisi (Georgia)

Emmanuel Stip, MD

Professor of psychiatry and Chair of the department, United Arab Emirates University

Pascale Tannoury

Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist

Co-founder Of Social Reset, Lebanese NGO specialized in Addiction and Mental Health

Director Of Reset Clinics, Outpatient Addiction Centre Lebanon

Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist at American Centre For Psychiatry and Neurology Abu Dhabi

Specialized in individual, couple and family Psychotherapy from the Institute for Studies of Systems and Families, Belgium

Jerónimo Henrique Té

Jerónimo Henrique Té, medico com pós-graduação em políticas e serviços de saúde mental, mestrando em saúde pública pela escola nacional de saúde da universidade nova de Lisboa, Diretor do centro de saúde mental "Osvaldo Máximo Vieira", Ponto focal da Guiné-Bissau, para WENDU e UA sobre as drogas, Novembro 2018 Formação em Tratamento de Adolescentes com Transtornos por Consumo de Drogas  Nairoby, Kenya por ISSUP

Matias Garcia Teran

Psychologist - General Director of Human Development

President of the Janus Foundation, center for prevention and care in mental health and addictions

Lyra Thompson-Hollingsworth

Ms. Lyra Thompson-Hollingsworth, Coordinator, National Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Programme (N.A.D.A.P.P.), Ministry of Health, is a Drug Demand Reduction professional, with over a decade worth of experience in the areas of research, project planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation, particularly as it relates to substance abuse prevention.

 

Jean Augustin Diegane Tine

Jean Augustin Diégane TINE (MD, PhD) est un médecin psychiatre, expert en santé publique, Maitre de Conférences Titulaire en Santé Publique à l’Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD). Il est enseignant chercheur au Service de Médecine Préventive et Santé Publique de la Faculté de Médecine de Pharmacie et d’Odontologie (FMPO) et à l’Institut de Santé et Développement (ISED).

Lic. Gabriela Torres

Gabriela Torres, Secretaria de Políticas Integrales sobre Drogas de la Nación, es licenciada en Trabajo Social egresada de la Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), con una especialización en Gestión y Planificación Estratégica. Entre 2010 y 2012 fue subsecretaria de Adicciones en la provincia de Buenos Aires y luego se desempeñó como coordinadora del Programa Nacional de Educación y Prevención en Adicciones en el Ministerio de Educación de la Nación hasta 2015 y fue docente en la Carrera de Trabajo Social de la Universidad de Buenos Aires desde el 2000 hasta el 2018.

Rima Saade Turk

Passionate for humanitarian activities, social services and charitable works, 20 years of experience in the service of drug users and prisoners, being a co-founder member and Manager of Drug Rehabilitation Center for Male and Female and co-founder and Manager of Rehab Center for Juveniles referred by the Ministry of Justice. Graduated in Masters in NGO Management at the Sagesse University in Beirut-Lebanon.

Dr. Michael Udedi

A public mental health specialist  and  an Assistant Director of Curative and Medical Rehabilitation Services Directorate in the Ministry of Health (Malawi)  responsible for mental health. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor and a Postdoctoral Fellow at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Alice UHL

Alice works at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Headquarter in Vienna. On the national level, she worked within the framework of the Austrian Development Cooperation, including the Austrian Development Bank and a local women’s righs organization in the Global South. She holds a Master’s degree in Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy and Bachelor’s degree in Economics.

Vu Thi Tuong Vi, MPH

HIV-Addiction Technology Transfer Center at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City

Wendy Gaya Waithaka

Drug Use Prevention Advocate working in Kenya with 21 years experience in prevention. Passionate National UPC Trainer and coordinator for schools, families and workplaces. Currently working as a Public Education and Advocacy Officer for the national government drug demand reduction focal point, NACADA.

Terrence D. Walton

Chief Operating Officer for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP)

Geraldine G. Willim

Geraldine G. Willim is the coordinator of the prevention and treatment of the SUD program for children at the NGO "Proyectos de Vida" and, in her Private Practice, a Psychotherapist for adults with substance use disorders. She lives and works in Asunción, Paraguay.

Yuliia Yachnik

Yulia Yachnik is Research Associate of the institute of Psychiatry of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and Project Coordinator of the International Technology Transfer Center (ITTC) Ukraine. She is ATTC Ukraine National Trainer and Supervisor, mhGAP Master Trainer and Supervisor, EUPC Trainer (Trainee).

Fan Yang

Foreign Affairs Officer within the Office of Global Programs & Policy in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs at the U.S. Department of State

Natalia Zachartzi

Implementation of training programs for the Greek National School of Judge Invited professional at the Criminal Law and Addictions Postgraduate Program of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Social Inclusion Postgraduate Program of the Democritus University of Thrace

Anthony Abi Zeid

Anthony Abi Zeid is the Head of Programs – Youth & Capacity Development at Mentor Arabia. He
Holds a Master’s in Political Science – Planning and Management and BA in Law Studies. He has more than 7 years of experience in capacity building, project management, and team leading. He has been committed for more than 14 years to voluntary work in several NGOs, mainly focusing on empowerment, prevention, relief and support for vulnerable individuals.