THE WORLD FEDERATION AGAINST DRUGS’ REGIONAL FORUM TO BE HELD ON 6th FEBRUARY, 2020
The World Federation Against Drugs (WFAD) is holding this year’s first Regional Forum in the East African Region. The Forum will be taking place on the 6th of February, 2019 in Kampala Uganda and it will be hosted by Uganda Youth Development Link (UYDEL). WFAD has over 40 member organizations in the East-African Region, who all do fantastic work within prevention, drug addiction treatment and/or recovery and this is why the forum was hosted in East Africa. The World Federation Against Drugs is a multilateral Community of non-governmental organizations and individuals who share a common concern that illicit drug use is threatening the existence of stable childhood, families, communities and government organizations throughout the World. The World Federation Against Drugs hosts Regional Forums across the globe each year. The aim of the Regional Forums is to gather member organizations and other Civil Society organizations working in different regions to share best practices and strengthen capacity in networking and advocacy work.
The forum will address the drug issue from a wide perspective, including the drug situation in East Africa, and Asian experiences of drug demand reduction. The program will also highlight the convention on the Rights of the Child, Gender and drug abuse among young women, Promoting prevention, treatment and recovery though a drug free workplace, engaging with policy makers and African Union, and best practices in treatment and rehabilitation. With an aim to deepen cooperation between and within civil society in the region, to exchange best practices and enhance capacity in engaging with policy makers on regional and global level.