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September 16, 2020

Plenary 1: Setting the Scene for Drug Demand Reduction in Africa

  • Setting the Scene
  • Global Perspective – A Global Overview of Drug Use
  • Continental Perspective – An Overview of Drug Use in Africa
  • African Union Plan of Action on Drug Control and Crime Prevention (2019-2023)
  • Global Initiatives by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, US State Department
  • Regional Perspective – Latin America and the Caribbean

Time: 2:00 pm – 4:10 pm South Africa time

September 22, 2020 

Plenary 2: Evidence-based Prevention: Policy and Practice

  • What Constitutes Evidence-Based Prevention?
  • Prevention Standards
  • Media-Based Prevention Programmes
  • Alcohol Use Prevention (data on alcohol use, environmental prevention initiatives)

Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm South Africa time

October 6, 2020 

Plenary 3: A Focus on Treatment and Recovery

  • Treatment Standards
  • Service Quality Measurements in Treatment Facilities
  • Best Practices in Treatment and UTC Training in Africa
  • Credentialing and Certification
  • Case Studies of Treatment Programmes in Latin America/Caribbean and Africa

Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm South Africa time

October 20, 2020 

Plenary 4: Epidemiology and Its Role in Drug Demand Reduction

  • A Continental Overview of Dug Epidemiology in Africa
  • Regional Perspectives
  • Overview of Drug Epidemiology in Latin America & Caribbean
  • Synchronising Global Drug Epidemiology Data Collection

Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm South Africa time

November 4, 2020 

Plenary 5: Role of Legislators and Traditional health Practitioners in Drug Demand Reduction

  • Role of the Legislator in Drug Demand Reduction
  • Role of Traditional Health Practitioners and Leaders in Drug Demand Reduction (Roundtable Discussion)

Time: 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm South Africa time

November 10, 2020

Plenary 6: Review and Reflections: A Panel Session

Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm South Africa time

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