Foyer du Bonheur is a community-based association that focuses on offering care and support, harm reduction services and public awareness to people who use drugs in Ivory Coast. The organisation's mission is to promote drug law reform.
Our membership has been growing organically since IDPC was set up in 2006. Members can be NGOs, academic institutions, think tanks or professional networks, but they must have a national or international outlook, and a credible track record in the drug policy field.
There are no membership fees, but all members need to be committed to supporting the IDPC vision and mission, strategic directions, policy principles and work plan.
IDPC has two types of membership:
IDPC Partner Members
Partner Members are organisations that play a more active role in IDPC’s day-to-day work. These members have the skills, capacity and contacts to engage governments and international organisations on drug policy reform. This level of membership includes clear expectations in terms of involvement in consultations, efficient communication and contribution to the advocacy work. As a result, the selection of Partner Members will be based on the level of engagement of the organisation in IDPC’s work, geographical representation (with no more than one Partner Member per country in most cases), and thematic relevance.
IDPC Network Members
Network Members are organisations that are mostly involved in IDPC’s communications work at a less intensive level. These members receive all IDPC communications, and are involved in exchange of ideas and information, and joint planned activities. These members will be able to use the IDPC alerts and website to promote their work, and will help share IDPC’s news, publications and products with their own contacts. IDPC will usually welcome organisations as Network Members in the first instance, rather than as Partner Members.
UNICO is an organisation gathering 35 civil society groups working towards promoting a harm reduction approach for key populations and capacity building for all associations involved in supporting people who use drugs, MSM, LBGT and sex workers in Ivory Coast.
Created in 2016, the Association Community Lyrics Around Health (PAS) is an Ivorian Association nonprofit working in prevention, support to support the treatment and reduction of risks associated with substance use psychoactive. Its implementation was facilitated by the project Risk Reduction (LFR) to the users of Drugs (UD) initiated by Médecins du Monde in Abidjan.
The CONAD-CI platform implements advocacy actions with public authorities in general and in particular with those in charge of health and safety for a change in paradigm in relation to people who use drugs and the policies affecting them. CONAD-CI does this through advocacy to improve the legal, health and socio-economic environment of people who use drugs. In addition to advocacy, CONAD-CI raises awareness among member organisations on good practices in the area of drug intervention.