Dialogue, exchange, and implementation of good practices and how to integrate them to development projects such as the reduction of poverty, equitable sustainable development, and the protection of the environment, are objectives of this forum. 9 countries from Latin America and 4 from the Caribbean gather in Santa Cruz (Bolivia) during the second edition of this Forum of Intra-Regional Dialogue in the framework of COPOLAD, programme financed by the European Union. The Minister of Governance of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Dr Carlos Romero Bonifaz, has opened this event where Bolivia will share its experience on comprehensive development, participation and social control, and will show visiting countries its projects in the Tropic of Cochabamba.
0.1 - Establish the necessary operational bases to ensure the quality and coherence of the work to be performed and the necessary coordination and participation of all partners.
0.2 - Have adequate baseline information to: provide specificity to the contents and the actions planned in each component; meet initial expectations of each partner in relation to its participation in COPOLAD; and facilitate the programme evaluation.
0.3 - Ensure visibility of COPOLAD and its activities and disseminate the contents in the main political and professional forums in the field of drug policies to be held both internationally and in CELAC.
0.4 - Establish the necessary institutional contacts to avoid duplication with already developed initiatives and ensure synergies with ongoing initiatives, both within the EU and CELAC.
3.1 - Deliver a demand-driven capacity building strategy on Alternative Development (AD), build upon the needs identified during C1, facilitating intra-regional exchange of best practices and mutual learning, enlarging its coverage to new interested countries.
3.2 - Enhance the sustainability of AD strategies by fostering direct contact among the different actors involved in this field.