PREAMBLE

The National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) has since 2012 held Annual National Conferences with a view to providing a platform for stakeholders to share their experiences in addressing the enormous challenge of alcohol and drug abuse. This year, NACADA is partnering with the Ministry of Interior & Coordination of National Government, International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP), African Union and US Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) in undertaking the first ever International Conference on drug demand reduction in Kenya. The International Society of Substance Use Professionals is an international platform of addiction professionals that provides opportunity for information sharing on evidence-based treatment and prevention interventions as well as emerging issues in the management of persons with Substance Use Disorders.

DATE & VENUE

The Conference will take place on 10th – 14th December 2018 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Nairobi – Kenya.

STRUCTURE OF THE CONFERENCE

The Conference will include: - i) Plenary Sessions - Presentation by renowned professionals and experts on drug demand reduction ii) Breakaway Sessions - Presentation of selected papers on five thematic areas: Prevention & Advocacy, Policy, Legal & Enforcement, Treatment and Rehabilitation, Research & Training and Partnerships & Community Initiatives iii) Training – Parallel trainings on Universal Prevention and Treatment Courses iv) Youth Forum – Parallel meeting with the youth from across the globe v) ICUDDR Forum – Parallel meeting for Universities providing or interested in providing addiction education vi) Exhibitions – Partners have an opportunity to showcase their work on drug demand reduction