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DPNA/DFAF Forging Leadership Workshops


DPNA/DFAF Forging Leadership in Latin America Training
Training Series Summary
 

General Objectives:  

The main objectives for the Drug Prevention Network of the Americas and Drug Free America Foundation training events are:

  1. To broadcast DPNA/DFAF guiding principles on drug issues.
     

  2. To to enlist new DPNA members, by giving new individuals and organizations the opportunity to  investigate, discuss the philosophy and ideas upon which DPNA/DFAF employ in order sustain activity regarding drug issues.
     

  3. To hold at least dozens of training events addressing one or more of the following three themes:

  • Sound drug policies

  • Preventive drug education

  • Community and NGO Coalition building.
     

Content of the presentations and issues discussed at the workshops.   

Educational and presentation materials prepared or previously approved by the DPNA Education Committee of DPNA were the main source of information covered at the workshops.  Additional handouts were provided by the various presenters at each one of the events.

Prior to the start of the workshops three texts were distributed to each of the local organizers.  These documents became a foundation for group consensus and other issues relating to the preparation of the events:

  1. Drug prevention principles texts were prepared by DPNA education committee.
     

  2. The coalition building texts were prepared by CEDRO and approved in Lima at the DPNA meeting.
     

  3. The Materials on Drug Legalization were prepared by CEDRO

Texts and documents imparted technical/scientific information  and became support material  for group discussion and food for thought during and after the training events.

Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of each event, it was expected that the participants would have a broader understanding of the significance of the specific theme of the event as well as a general better understanding of drug issues and policies which will help them in their everyday work in related fields.  Participants took advantage of this opportunity of face-to-face interaction to exchange ideas and share experiences on their various challenges in forming and broadening their own anti-drug coalitions hopefully under the DPNA umbrella.

Technology used: 

Overhead transparencies, Power Point presentations & Forging Leadership handout materials

Workshops in the series: 

During the period of September, 2002 through 2006, the joint DPNA and DFAF training team continued its training activities in Latin America. Utilizing the services of our International Program Coordinator, Mina Seinfeld Carakushansky, 34 training programs under the campaign of "Forjando Liderazbo" were conducted in numerous  cities, impacting nearly thosands of people. They were as follows:

Workshops in 2006

LIMA, Perú: March 18-19  "Forging Youth Leadership to Confront drugs  Drugs in a Democratic Society." Sponsored by CEDRO, Peru.  Local Coordinators: Alejandro Vassilaqui y Antonio Lara.

Tacna, Chile:  April 1. "Forging Leadership for Drug Demand Reduction."  Local Coordinators: Rosa Icarte, the head of CORFAL, and Geovana Velkarde Nieto from the NGO DEVIDA.

PILAR, Argentina:  April 6-8. "University Drug Demand Summit". Sponsored by Salvador University, Local coordinators: Juan Alberto Yaria y Guillerme Fernandez D'Adam.

 
ARICA, Chile:  April 19-20. "Forging Leadership for Drug Demand Reduction." Sponsored by CORFAL y CHIPRED. Local coordinators: Rosa Icarte Muñoz y Jose Luiz Rojas
 
MEDELLÌN, Colombia:   "Last week of April, 2006."  "Medellín, Preventative Cities."   Sponsored by SURGIR. Local coordinator: Margarita Sanchez.

CORDOBA, Argentina:  May 4-5. "The First Seminar on Prevention of Drug Addiction, Police, and the Community."  Sponsored by the Cordoba Police Department.  Coordnator: Inspector Javier Benavides

 
FORMOSA, Argentina: May 15-16. "Forging Youth Leadership - Toward a Preventative City." Sponsored by the Ministry of Human Development. Local Coordinator: Marcelo Kremis

CUYO, San Juan, Argentina: May 18-19. "Forging Leadership International Seminar." Sponsored by the Catholic University at Cuyo. Local coordinator:
Maria Isabel Larrauri.
 
SANTA ROSA, La Pampa, Argentina:  May 29-30. "Forging Leadership for a Healthy and Drug Free Pampa."  Sponsored by: IPADES.  Local coordinator: Hayde Costabel
 
MANTA, Ecuador:  June. "Forging Youth Leadership an Ecuador Free of Drugs." Sponsored by CONSEP- The National Council for the Control of Mind Altering Drugs. Local coordinator: Ricardo Ramon Loor
 
MÉRIDA, Venezuela:  July 13-14, 2006. "Forging Student Leadership with Respect to Drugs: International Univerity Seminar."  Sponsored by Fundación José Felix Ribas y Universidad de Mérida. Local coordinators: Juvenal Villasmil y Inspector Juan Becerra.

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Past Workshops

1. Montevideo, Uruguay September 12-14, 2002  Sponsors: DPNA/DFAF & CASTALIA
2 Mexico City, Mexico: September 26-27, 2002 Sponsors: DPNA/DFAF & Centros de Integracion Juvenil
3. Santiago de Chile, Chile October 24-25, 2002, NGO Sponsors: DPNA/DFAF & American Embassy in Santiago. 50 participants
4. Lima, Peru, October  28-30, 2002, Sound Drug Policies Sponsors: DPNA/DFAF & Opción. 1,200 participants
5 Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 13-14, 2002  Sponsored by RIPRED/DFAF & the University of  Salvador – Instituto de Prevención de la Drogadependencia. 120 participantes
6. Volta Redonda, Brazil. November 20, 2002  Sponsorss DPNA/DFAF. 200 participants
7. Cordoba, Argentina, May 8-10. Sponsors: DPNA/DFAF.  200 participants
8. Nova Friburgo Brazil, March 18, 2003  Sponsors: DPNA/DFAF & Fundacion Girasol.
50 participants
9. San Jose, Costa Rica May 27 and 28, 2003  Sponsors:  DPNA/DFAF & NGO Vida y Sociedad. 50 participants
10. Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 13-14, 2002, Sponsors:  DPNA/DFAF & the Universidad del Salvador – Instituto de Prevención de la Drogadependencia. 120 participants
11. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 10-11, 2003. Sponsored by DPNA/DFA. 50 participants
12. Volta Redona, August 27, 2003 Sponsors: DPNA/DFAF  200 participants
13. Quito, Ecuador, September 4-5, 2003 Sponsors: DPNA/DFAF and the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education 50 participants
14. Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 12-13, 2003 Sponsors: DPNA/DFAF, Institute of the Prevention of Drug Addictions (IDP) of the Universidad del Salvador, and the Argentine Scientific Secretariat. 140 participants
15. Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina - November 27 -28, 2003 Sponsors: DPNA/DFAF and the Higher Court of Justice of the Province of Tierra del Fuego. 150 Participants
16. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 3, 2004  Sponsored DPNA/DFAF and Globo Newspaper. 30 journalists attended
17. Nova Friburgo, Brazil,  June 17 and 18, 2004. Part of the I ENREDES conference involving leaders from 12 cities in the region. 700 participants
18. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 19, 2004  Sponsors DPNA/DFAF and Rotary Clubs of Rio de Janeiro. 300 participants.
19. Rosario, Sante Fe, Argentina, August 6-7, 2004  Sponsors DPNA/DFAF in collaboration with Dr. Maria Cristina Saez, and Ms. Adelaida Waldesbuhl
20.

Cochabamba, Bolivia   May 4 -6, 2005 Co-sponsors: CONALTID (an inter-Ministerial committee dealing with drug demand reduction), Juniors International, CELIN, CESE, CIEC, DARE and SEAMOS, with the purpose of holding a national-level workshop on drug demand reduction, and getting “Back on Track”.

21. Guayaquil, Ecuador  June 14-15, 2005 Cosponsers Fundación Semillas” de Amor
22. Cordoba, Argentina: October, 2005
23. Caracas, Venzuela: October 20-21, 2005
24. Buenos Aires, Agentina: November 9-10, 2005
25. Pilar, Argentina: April 6-7, 2006. "University Drug Demand Summit". Sponsored by Salvador University, Local coordinators: Juan Alberto Yaria y Guillerme Fernandez D'Adam.
26. Arica, Chile: April 20-21, 2006. Sponsored by CORFAL y CHIPRED. Local coordinators: Rosa Icarte Muñoz y Jose Luiz Rojas
27. Cordoba, Argentina:  May 4-5, 2006. "The First Seminar on Prevention of Drug Addiction, Police, and the Community."  Sponsored by the Cordoba Police Department.  Coordnator: Inspector Javier Benavides
28. Formosa, Argentina: May 15-16, 2006. "Healthy Youth." Sponsored by the Ministry of Human Development. Local Coordinator: Marcelo Kremis
29. Cuyo-San Juan, Costa Rica: May 18-19, 2006. Sponsored by the Catholic University at Cuyo. Local coordinator: Maria Isabel Larrauri.
30. Santa Rosa, La Pampa, Argentina: May 29-30, 2006. "La Pampa Saludable y Sin Drogas". Sponsored by: IPADES.  Local coordinator: Hayde Costabel
31. Manta, Ecuador: Third week of June, 2006. "Forging Youth Leadership for Drug Prevention Cities" Sponsored by CONSEP- The National Council for the Control of Mind Altering Drugs. Local coordinator: Ricardo Ramon Loor
32. Medellín, Colombia: Date to be announced. Sponsored by SURGIR. Local coordinator: Margarita Sanchez.
33. Merida, Venezuela: Date to be announced. "Forging Youth Leadership for Drug Prevention Cities."  Sponsored by Fundación José Felix Ribas y Universidad de Mérida. Local coordinators: Juvenal Villasmil y Inspector Juan Becerra.
34. Lima, Peru:  Date to be announced. "Forging Youth Leadership for Drug Prevention Cities." Sponsored by CEDRO, Peru.  Local Coordinators: Alejandro Vassilaqui y Antonio Lara.