Caribbean Drug Observatories



From Research to Policy to Practice

St. George’s, Grenada
September 10-14, 2007


CICAD Executive Secretary James Mack informs Grenadian Prime Minister Keith Mitchell about the meeting's progress. Mitchell had been unable to attend the opening session due to illness.

The Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), an agency of the Organization of American States, along with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat convened a meeting of national drug observatories and a demand reduction training workshop during September 10 – 14 in St. George’s Grenada. The meeting of observatories is the second biennial meeting to take place and the first to include a training component for demand reduction practitioners.

The meeting was themed ‘From Research to Policy to Practice’ and this embodied the following broad objectives:

  1. To present and discuss the findings of recent drug epidemiology surveys  and other studies;
  2. To sensitize service providers on the use of research-based evidence for the development of policies and programs in the area of drug control and demand reduction; and
  3. To strengthen the capacity of drug demand reduction practitioners to develop and deliver programs to special populations.

CICAD Presentations

Country Presentations

Other Presentations

Working Groups

On the fourth and fifth day, participants broke into three groups to discuss and develop proposals for evidence-based drug policies.

 Final Report of Observatories Meeting (PDF)

List of Participants

Photo Gallery


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