More than 25 Kenyan policymakers participated in a five-day UNODC policymakers online training on the nature, prevention and treatment of drug use disorders, held between 24 and 31 August 2020. The aim of this high-level training is to support Member States in their efforts to create humane, effective and evidence-based drug use prevention and drug dependence treatment and care services.
This UNODC event was inaugurated by the CEO of National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA), the Director General of the Kenyan Ministry of Health and the Head of the Social Development Pillar, UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA) and organized with the generous support from the U.S. State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).
With the involvement and active participation of public governmental institutions, universities, prevention and health professionals, this UNODC policymakers training promotes a systematic, intersectoral and multidisciplinary solution in building a health-and human-rights-oriented response to the problem of drugs and to reduce the burden caused by associated health and social consequences. Moreover, this initiative is all the more crucial in the follow up on the United Nations Special Session on World Drug Problem 2016 (UNGASS) and to progress Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 3, 5, 8, 10, 16.