(SKN National Council on Drug Abuse Prevention Secretariat) — Fifty persons from the Caribbean region were awarded certificates for successfully completing training on the design and implementation of national drug strategies and plans. Twenty-three of the awardees were nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis. Other participants included Directors of National Drug Councils, Permanent Secretaries and other Senior Policy Analysts from around the Caribbean region.
The workshop was organised by the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), Secretariat for the Multidimensional Security (SMS) of the Organisation of American States (OAS), in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and the National Council on Drug Abuse Prevention of St. Kitts and Nevis. The objective of the workshop was to update current strategies in the Caribbean, or to support their design and development where needed through technical assistance, and the promotion of horizontal cooperation.
The lead workshop facilitator was Dr. John Carnevale who is a Public Policy Expert with extensive experience in designing and developing National Drug Plans and Strategies for the United States of America. Dr. Carnevale’s sessions explored components that comprise a comprehensive national drug control policy, and presented a simple framework that will help organize the development of a national plan.