Bi-Monthly Webinar: ISSUP Nigeria Knowledge Update Series

The first session of ISSUP Nigeria's Knowledge Update Series took place on Thursday 30th July 2020. It focused on experiences and challenges in delivering drug demand reduction interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic, capacity building on evidence-based substance abuse prevention and treatment interventions, and the way forward.

A panel discussion was presented, during which each of the panelists had 5 minutes to make general remarks on the topic as it affects their institutions. This was followed by a question and answer session with attendees.


Panelist 1

Dr. Oliver Stolpe

UNODC Country Representative in Nigeria

He has been serving as UNODC’s Representative in Nigeria since late 2018. Joined UNODC in 1999 as an anti-corruption expert and helped in establishing its Global Programme against Corruption as well as its Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative where he served as Senior Legal Advisor from 2012-2014. Since then, he has served in different capacities. He holds a PhD in Law from the University of Würzburg in Germany.

Panelist 2

Joyce Oluwatoyin Titus-Awogbuyi

Director, Drug Demand Reduction

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)

Holds a B.Sc. degree in Sociology and M.Ed (Guidance & Counselling) with over 30 years of experience in drug control particularly in drug demand reduction

Panelist 3

Dr. Salaudeen Olawale Jimoh

Director in charge of Drug Demand Reduction/Harm Reduction

Federal Ministry of Health

Panelist 4

Dr. William Nkereuwem Ebiti

National Coordinator, Community Intervention Network on Drugs (CIND), Focal Point West African Drug Policy Network, Global Trainer Drug Demand Reduction, Master trainer TREATNET, National Trainer UPC and UTC, Head, Drug and Alcohol Treatment, Education & Research Unit, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Kaduna, Nigeria




Moderator 1

Dr. Martin Osayande Agwogie

National President, ISSUP Nigeria Chapter

Founder/Executive Director Global Initiative on Substance Abuse (GISA), an Asst. Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States, A Global trainer Drug Demand Reduction, TREATNET Master Trainer, National Coordinator UPC in Nigeria & UTC National Trainer

Moderator 2

Dr. Bawo Onesirosan James

Publicity Secretary/Mobilization ISSUP Nigeria Chapter

Executive Director Manifold Rehabilitation Foundation. He is a National Trainer on the UTC, Master Trainer TREATNET and UNODC Focal Point Training and Head, Substance Abuse Treatment Education and Research Unit, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Benin-City, Nigeria


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