This event is being held on behalf of The Ofri International Training Center (MASHAV) and The Israel-Anti Drug Authority.

Overall Goals

  • To address the specific needs of the participating countries.
  • To generate personal commitment among course participants to promote drug control efforts in their countries and communities based on the models developed in Israel.
  • To encourage continuing and meaningful partnerships between Israel and the participating delegations, including assistance in the implementation of programs and strategies in their countries.
  • To provide an exceptional platform for exchange of knowledge between participants based on their national experiences.

Aims of the Course

  • To offer participants an in depth overview of Israel's drug control strategy, based on the work done by the Israel Anti-Drug Authority as the principal coordinating body in the field.
  • To enable participants to learn more in depth about Israel's demand reduction strategy, an integral component of the national drug control strategy, by emphasizing all related issues: prevention, treatment and rehabilitation, community action and more.
  • To stress the importance of coordination between all agencies involved in the country's drug control strategy.

The course will be conducted in the form of lectures and workshops, including group work, interactive teaching, role playing, and other participatory techniques. The course will be aimed at professional staff working in the field of drugs from developing countries around the world. Each country will send a team consisting of 3 professionals from each one of the following areas: prevention, treatment, law enforcement.

The language of instruction will be English hence a good command of spoken and written English is essential.

Full scholarships will be awarded to all participants including: full board accommodation, training, workshops, professional visits, social activities and excursions, transportation and health insurance (does not include dental care, glasses and chronic illnesses). Flight fares are not included.

Application forms should be send to the relevant Israeli Mission and to the Ofri Center by or before 20th May 2012.

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