4th Intra-regional dialogue Forum on Alternative Development
Drugs Supply Reduction
The Forum will provide the participating countries with an overview of the implementation and progress of Alternative Development programs in the CELAC countries, also taking into account how these sort of policies are of growing interest in the region, with a total of 16 participating countries (11 CELAC countries already participating in COPOLAD since 2016: Bahamas, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago - and 5 new interested countries: Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Honduras). The objective of the fourth COPOLAD Intra-Regional Dialogue Forum is to provide opportunities to learn and exchange about recent best practices and innovations of Alternative Development (AD), with special emphasis on gender-based approaches in AD, taking into account the manifold vulnerabilities women are facing.
The Surinamese Presidency of CELAC and the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU to the Coordination and Cooperation Mechanism on drugs together with COPOLAD, announce the 4th COPOLAD II Annual Conference:Interinstitutional coordination: a key factor when designing and implementing drugs policy.
3rd Meeting Adaptation and validation of quality and evidence-based criteria in Caribbean countries
Drugs Demand Reduction
Closure of the quality criteria validation exercise (prevention and treatment) performed by the interested Caribbean countries along COPOLAD II, review of results achieved and programming for the future development of accreditation frameworks for quality assurance.
COPOLAD participates in the Annual Seminar of RIOD that in this edition deals with "Intervention in drugs from ethics, quality and methodological rigor" approaching the theme of "Ethics, quality and rigor in the attention of problems derived from the use of drugs".