Ernesto Cortés

Latin America and the Caribbean (Asociación Costarricense para el Estudio e Intervención en Drogas)

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Ernesto Cortes has a degree in social anthropology from the University of Costa Rica, a Master’s Degree in criminology with a focus on human security at the University for International Cooperation, as well as a Master’s Degree in mental health at the University Miguel Hernandez. He is currently the Executive Director of Asociación Costarricense para el Estudio e Intervención en Drogas (ACEID) and a profesor at the Interdisciplinary Graduate Programme on Pharmaco-dependency in the University of Costa Rica. He is a representative of the Collective on Studies on Drugs and the Law (CEDD), of the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC), of the Latin American Network of People Who Use Drugs (LANPUD) and the National Network of Civil Organisations for Migration in Costa Rica (REDNAM). He has a wide range of experience in working on investigation, capacity building and policy advocacy in the field of drug use, harm reduction, youth and community management.

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