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Call for Global Trainers

The International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) announce the formation of a pool of Global Trainers with the support of the U.S. State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). DDR Trainer Development Objectives: Build training skills, based on adult learning theory, for current DDR experts/ trainers around the world. Ensure a consistent level of substantive DDR knowledge across the spectrum

TRAINING ON UNIVERSAL TREATMENT CURRICULUM (UTC 6, 7 & 8)

Course 6: Case Management for Addiction Professionals This is a foundational and skills-based course that provides an overview of case management in SUD treatment and provide skills practice in case management functions. Course 7: Crisis Intervention for Addiction Professionals This course addresses the concept of crisis as part of life and provides guidelines for crisis intervention including managing suicide risk. It also addresses ways in which counsellors can avoid personal crisis situations by providing information

Informal Meeting of Newly Elected Board Members, ISSUP Pakistan Chapter

An informal meeting of newly elected Board of Directors ISSUP Pakistan Chapter has held at Masjide Nabwi, Madina, Saudi Arabia. Mr. Bashir Ahmad Naz President Elect, Chair the meeting. Mr. Sana Ullah Rathore, Director Elect, Ms. Saima Asghar, Director Elect, Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad, Director Elect and Ms. Shaista Naz, Director Elect also participated in the meeting. Newly elected Board members presented different suggestions for future planning of ISSUP Pakistan activities. Mr. Sana Ullah Rathore, Director

Invitation to Participate: How do we support people with intellectual disability and addictive behaviours?: An exploratory study of addiction counsellors

This study is concerned with the experiences of professionals in the field of intellectual or developmental disability, and professionals in the field of addiction in working with people with learning and developmental disability who display addictive behaviours. The study will examine these professionals’ opinions on how equipped they are to identify, work with, and aid this group. The study seeks to gain insight into areas of training and skill building that could be improved to

#DontPinkMyDrink Campaign

After years of objectifying and sexualising women in their advertising, the alcohol industry is now targeting women more directly, linking their products to women's friendships, feminism and empowerment. However, women’s empowerment will always be secondary to increasing profits for these companies. The #dontpinkmydrink campaign seeks to call out aggressive marketing of alcohol to women whether it's pink, sweet or low-calorie products aimed at women, or merchandising which suggests that it’s wine o’clock. Support the campaign

Aga Khan University - IED AnnouncesAadmission in MEd Programme-2019

The Master of Education (MEd) programme is open to outstanding teachers and educational leaders at all levels of the education system. The programme provides clear theoretical frameworks and principles that support quality professional practice, equipping graduates to be exemplary teachers and educational leaders in a variety of contexts. Students can specialize ​in one of the following: Educational Leadership and Management; Early Childhood Care and Education; Language and Literacy in Education; Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation; Science

UNIATF: Call for Nominations for the Task Force Awards 2019

The UN Interagency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (UNIATF) is calling for nominations for the UNIATF Award for achievements in the area of multisectoral action in the prevention and control of NCDs and the NCD-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The call for nominations is now OPEN until 31 March 2019. Nominations should demonstrate an outstanding contribution to multisectoral action in the prevention and control of NCDs and the NCD-related SDGs

Inspire Freedom Campaign - IOGT International

The Inspire Freedom Campaign – Together for women and girls – every 25th is IOGT International’s flagship community campaign to promote the rights of girls and women and to end gender-based violence, by preventing alcohol violence. The campaign hopes to inspire freedom through local actions which are carried out as part of the global movement of IOGT International – from Reykjavik to New Delhi, to Nairobi, Mexico City and Bangkok. IOGT International have created a

PUAN Call for Nominations Everest International Model UN Conference July 15-19, 2019, Kathmandu, Nepal

Greetings. Happy to share an exciting opportunity, brief details are given below: PUAN Call for Nominations Everest International Model UN Conference July 15-19, 2019, Kathmandu, Nepal Concept The U.S. Mission in Pakistan and the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) http://pakusalumninetwork.org will sponsor eight U.S. Government exchange alumni to attend U.S. Embassy Kathmandu’s Everest International Model UN (EIMUN) conference on July 15-19, 2019. This conference will build on the successes of the past three South and Central

Claremont’s UPC Media Summer Institute Programme

Claremont Graduate University is offering one of the leading certificate programs for the advanced study of Media-Based Prevention Science . In intimate-scale cohorts with a favourable faculty-to-trainee ratio, participants build their knowledge and skills in the use of media in psychotropic substance use prevention. Advanced training in theory-based prevention using the media to enhance effects, and the intersection of prevention science theory and research, along with on-the-ground practice, are covered in depth. The programme culminates

University Survey: What Do You Think about Drug Use?

Liverpool John Moores University is conducting a new research study and is inviting people from the UK to take part. This study investigates what members of the public think about issues related to illegal drug use and involves completing a short online survey that will ask you to read through and provide an opinion on a selection of scenarios that relate to people who have taken drugs. There are no right or wrong answers. Taking

Scholarships for European Alpbach are now open! August 2019 in Alpenbach, Austria

Scientific exchange and international dialogue is taking place in August 2019 in Alpenbach, Austria. The call for applications is aimed at young people under 30 years of age from all over the world who want to come to Alpbach with their bags filled with fresh ideas for science and society. All information about the application procedure can be found online: www.alpbach.org/en/scholarships/ PS: The upcoming European Forum Alpbach is dedicated to the topic “Liberty and Security”.

Book Unveiling Ceremony of 'The Known and Unknowns of Drug Dependence'

Drug use has been identified as one of the ominous problems that the society faces nowadays. Every drug dependent person has different and complex difficulties to go through in the process of recovering from such harmful habit. Person-centered treatment strategy is thus essential for each drug dependent patient. The treatment not only requires the involvement of the patients, but also the involvement of their families and the community is crucial. However, the family members request

Summer Institute: Two-Week Creative Writing and Cultural Exchange Program for Participants from Pakistan, India, and the US 

The Summer Institute is a new immersive two-week creative writing and cultural exchange program held in Iowa City, Iowa, a UNESCO City of Literature, for participants age 18-22 from Pakistan, India, and the U.S. This program for students of all academic interests – the arts, humanities, sciences, and everything in between – is free for selected participants, and will focus on creative writing and the power of narrative. The Summer Institute’s innovative, inclusive, cross-cultural approach

List of Fully Funded International Opportunities 2019

(Internships - Conferences - Fellowships - Online Courses - Competitions - Exchange Programs - Leadership Programs – Scholarships) 1) Fully Funded CrossCulture CCP Focus 2019 in Germany Link: https://bit.ly/2DF0but 2) Commonwealth Youth Conference 2019 [Fully Funded] in Malaysia Link: https://bit.ly/2TFbHNc 3) IBM Internship 2019 [Fully Funded] in Switzerland Link: https://bit.ly/2GRZ9i3 4) Rise Up Youth Champions Initiative 2019 in California, USA [Fully Funded] Link: https://bit.ly/2z63byD 5) Danish Government Scholarship 2019 - Fully Funded Link: https://bit.ly/2S1TgAG 6)

National Executive Committee 2019: Setting the Direction for Future Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network

Fifty-two newly elected leaders of the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) met in Islamabad to kick off their terms leading its efforts to strengthen ties between the United States and Pakistan. Representing the network of over 29,000 Pakistani alumni of U.S. government-funded overseas and in-country exchange programs, these new PUAN leaders from across the country spent two days sharing best practices and developing innovative plans to improve their communities and connect the American and Pakistani peoples.

Three Days Training on Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) 1 & HIV/Aids Prevention at Sialkot

Three Days Training on Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) 1 & HIV/Aids Prevention on 8-10 February, 2019 organized by M A Jinnah Foundation (Regd) in collaboration with Mian Afzal Trust Hospital as Colombo Plan recognized Education Provider and funded by Mr. Bashir Ahmed Naz Elected President ISSUP Pakistan-Chapter at New Life Rehab Centre (For SUD Treatment & Rehabilitation), Sialkot. Forty two Participants from different districts including Sialkot, Lahore, Islamabad, Gujranwala and Sargodha participated and were successfully

Apply Now for AEIF 2019!

NOTE: February 15, 2019 is the last day to request an Alumni account in order to meet the AEIF proposal submission deadline. Please start your request asap using the account inquiry form located here . Do you have a great public service project in mind, but need funding to get it off the ground? Are you ready to use the skills and knowledge you gained during your exchange experience? If you answered yes, then you

USEFP Invites Pakistani Students to Apply for the Prestigious 2020 Fulbright Program

USEFP invites Pakistani students to apply for the prestigious 2020 Fulbright Student (Master’s and PhD) and Fulbright-Higher Education Commission (HEC) PhD Program, which fully funds Master's or PhD study at top universities in the United States. Application deadline: May 15, 2019. Download the application form, here: http://bit.ly/Fulbright2020 For queries, email info [at] usefpakistan [dot] org #Fulbright #USEFP #HigherEducation #StudyInUSA #ExchangesAre U.S. Embassy Pakistan U.S. Consulate General Karachi US Consulate General Lahore U.S. Consulate General Peshawar

Applications are open for the 2019 Alumni Small Grant (#ASG2019) ,Pakistan

Applications are open for the 2019 Alumni Small Grant ( #ASG2019 ) Gather your #ExchangeAlumni team and submit a proposal for one of the three ASG themes. You can receive up to $10,000 for your community service project idea. ASG themes for 2019 are: * Promoting Entrepreneurship * Improving Public Health – public awareness, institutional capacity, and community health * Supporting Media – journalism skills, institutional capacity, and media literacy You can submit proposals by

Asia Pacific Evaluation Association - APEA-2019 Manila, Philippines

Workshop “Towards Evidence-Based Voluntary National Reviews: Strengthening National Evaluation Capacities in Asia” will be hosted by UNICEF on 25th February 2019 at the Marco Polo Hotel in Manila. Parliamentarians’ Session at the Senate of the Philippines to highlight legislatures' commitments towards evaluation in the context of the SDG Agenda 2030 as a follow up to EvalColombo 2018 will be hosted by the Senate of the Philippines and the Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation (GPFE) on

Call for Applications University of Ghana School of Public Health WHO HRP Alliance Postgraduate Scholarship 2019/2020

Call for Applications University of Ghana School of Public Health WHO HRP Alliance Postgraduate Scholarship 2019/2020 University of Ghana School of Public Health (UGSPH) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) Human Reproduction Programme (HRP) Alliance is pleased to invite suitably qualified candidates to apply for a place in the following full-time postgraduate programmes, with focus on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Implementation Research, for the 2019/2020 academic year, commencing August 2019. 1.

Survey: The National Centre for Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs

The purpose of this survey is to seek your opinions on areas for the treatment of substance use disorder due to methamphetamine and other emerging drugs of concern that would benefit from the conduct of clinical research. Emerging drugs of concern include new drugs appearing in the market and known drugs of emerging concern, that are causing harm, or have the potential to have a population health impact. For the purposes of this survey, clinical

Children of Alcoholics Week 10-16 February 2019

Children of Alcoholics Week is a campaign to raise awareness of children affected by parental alcohol problems. Children of Alcoholics Week is celebrated internationally each year during the week in which Valentine’s Day falls. There are organisations holding Children of Alcoholics Week activities in the UK , USA , Germany , India, Sweden, Slovenia and Switzerland . Join in the celebrations and increase awareness of this hidden problem and the support available. Find out how

Meeting with Director & Program Manager INL- U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan

Ahmad Shah had a great meeting with the Director and Program Manager of INL - U.S. Embassy Pakistan on 28th January 2019 in Islamabad, Pakistan. I had shared my brief story with the Director and Program Manager INL - U.S. Embassy Pakistan, how the INL, U.S. Department of State supported program changed my life since my inspiration from 6th Asian Youth Congress (AYC) Bali, Indonesia in 2008. This was a major breakthrough in my career

Three Days Training on UTC 1 & HIV/Aids Prevention at Sialkot-Pakistan

Day-2: Three Days Training on Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) 1 & HIV/Aids Prevention on 8-10February, 2019 organized by M A Jinnah Foundation (Regd) in collaboration with Mian Afzal Trust Hospital as Colombo Plan recognized Education Provider and funded by Mr. Bashir Ahmed Naz Newly-Elected President ISSUP Pakistan at the New Life Rehab Centre (For SUD Treatment & Rehabilitation) in Sialkot. Participants from different districts including Sialkot, Lahore, Islamabad, Gujranwala and Sargodha participated and were successfully

Three Days Training on UTC 1 & HIV/Aids Prevention in Sialkot, Pakistan

Three Days Training on Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) 1 & HIV/Aids Prevention on 8-10February, 2019 organized by M A Jinnah Foundation (Regd) in collaboration with Mian Afzal Trust Hospital as Colombo Plan recognized Education Provider and funded by Mr. Bashir Ahmed Naz Newly-Elected President ISSUP Pakistan at the New Life Rehab Centre (For SUD Treatment & Rehabilitation) in Sialkot. Participants from different districts including Sialkot, Lahore, Islamabad, Gujranwala and Sargodha participated and were successfully trained