The Inter-American Observatory on Drugs (OID) convenes an event entitled "Training to strengthen the national observatories on drugs in Latin America and the Caribbean: Fourth Edition”, at the Spanish Cooperation Training Center in Cartagena, Colombia. The general objective of this training is to develop and strengthen the research, monitoring, and collection of data by the national drug information systems in the hemisphere. COPOLAD participates in presenting the Programme's contributions to the problems and indicators in the field of drug supply reduction.
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.
1.2 - Promote the establishment of sustainable information-sharing agreements between NAs, NDOs and other stakeholders in CELAC countries, which can provide key information to assess threats and deal effectively with the new psychoactive drugs.
1.3 - Test, develop or update evaluation and monitoring tools, processes and tasks, necessary to deepen the knowledge of the drugs situation in CELAC countries with well-established NDOs.
1.4 - Implement a sustainable bi-regional cooperation capacity building strategy focused on enhancing the reporting capacity of NDOs being in an early stage of development.
1.5 - Implement a cooperation capacity building strategy in key areas identified, with special focus on the assessment of rising trends of problematic use of specific drugs.
1.6 - Continue to develop training opportunities focused in building capacities for strategic planning and the use of monitoring methods and tools, which can be mutually complementary.