ISAM-PPIG webinar: "Civil Society participation in policy development, implementation and evaluation"
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Webinar topic:
"Civil Society participation in policy development, implementation, and evaluation"

Date: 9th March, 2023
Time: 8:00 AM EST

Civil Society Organisations play a significant role in the design, development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of drug policies worldwide. Because they are in direct contact with people who use drugs, they can raise issues, concerns, and needs for this collective. There is a growing consensus that people who use drugs (represented by civil society) must have a voice in drug policy-making. This webinar aims to understand their role in policy development in relation to drug use.


Iciar Indave (EMCDDA)
Title: Customers, critics, and colleagues – EMCDDA’s partnerships with civil society in the
monitoring of drugs in Europe

Susana Galea Singer
Psychiatrist and specialist in addictive behavior, Board member and Chair of the Education Committee at the International Society of Addiction Medicine; Co-Chair of the Scottish Faculty of Addictions, Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK; Clinical Lead at NHS Fife Addiction Services; and the Clinical Innovation Champion at NHS Fife.
Title: Civil society organizations and the delivery of healthcare for addiction problems

Atul Ambekar
Professor at the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC) and Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India, Founding Secretary General of the Addiction Psychiatry Society of India (APSI), Member of many international and national expert bodies in the field of drug addiction, including the Expert Advisory Panel on Drug Dependence (WHO, Geneva), the Strategic Advisory Group on IDU and HIV (United Nations), and the National Consultative Committee on Drug Demand Reduction and Rehabilitation (Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India)
Title: Challenges in the meaningful involvement of civil society in drug policies

Katrin Schiffer
C-EHRN Director and Vice Chair of the CSFD
Title: The Right to sit at the Table - Meaningful Civil Society Involvement in the
area of Drug Policy

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March 9, 2023
8 – 9.30 (EST)
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