Existing base-line needs in DDR were identified through and in-depth study performed in 2011 in the framework of C1. The study pointed out a very broad repertory of subjects to address for enhancing the capacities of planners and other key professionals working in National Agencies (NAs) of CELAC countries. Those results forced participating countries to further agree upon two major priority areas to address using a sustainable capacity building strategy to facilitate its further adoption within each interested country at the lowest possible cost for the interested countries. Evidence based prevention, and Coordination of health and social services at the Primary Care level, were the two subjects chosen. Their contents will be revised and up-dated for implementing new international editions in C2.
Development of the activity
The use of alcohol and other drugs: Evidence-based prevention
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.
2.1 - Assess existing needs in DDR, to define specific final contents of foreseen activities under Component 2, adjusting them according to different groups of countries.
2.5 - Expand the sustainable capacity-building approach initiated in C1, by broadening its coverage, as well as the number of subjects addressed.
2.6 - Maintain a project-supported initiative, which ensures the availability of planning and evaluation tools, in a way that becomes self-sustaining beyond the duration of the programme.
Expanded the sustainable capacity building approach initiated in COPOLAD I, by: a) reviewed and up-dated 2 courses developed in COPOLAD I; b) developed 2 new on-line courses; c) enlarged coverage, at least by 50% (from baseline situation achieved in COPOLAD I), through the implementation of both, international and national editions of each course