Santiago de Chile -
October 24-25, 2002
NGOs Coalition Building
American Embassy in Santiago (Monica Alcalde)
Eliseo Gonzalez, presented background information on RIPRED. Mina
Seinfeld de Carakushansky provided a short presentation on the
meaning of Forjando Liderazgo
Main Presenters: Calvina Fay
was key-note speaker,making a presentation on Sound Policies on Drugs
for an invited audience of about 150 high government officials as
well as heads of NGO’s. Gaston Rivera and Guillermo Fernandez
presented coalition material and facilitated workshops
1: Strategy for Coalitions:
Cooperative of Adversarial?
2: Minimal Conditions needed for a cooperative-style coalition to
3: Incentive Systems: How to get people to cooperate?
4: Stages of Coalition-Building
5: Examples of Successes and Failures in Latin America
6. Coalitions and International Support
7: Relationship with DPNA - Rafael Miquel, from Iquique and
a member of DPNA
Several written sources
were be used
as background material with examples of success coalition building
in several countries.
At the end of these activities, a broad-based
coalition of NGOs in Chile was formed "CHIRPED" to address problems of drug abuse was
formed. It was expected that over the long run, through broad
mobilization of many NGOs, the philosophy of DPNA regarding drug
issues would be ever more known and adopted.