South Asian treatment practitioners commence training on Curriculum 5 and 6 of Child SUD Treatment Programme

Secretary-General Dorji encourages training participants to employ what they learn from the training and help children with SUDs in their respective countries during the opening ceremony.

Colombo, Sri Lanka— Twenty-five South Asian treatment practitioners from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan and six Colombo Plan master trainers undergo training on the last two curricula— Curriculum 5: The Suitcase for Life Intervention Tool and Curriculum 6:Priciples of Pharmacological Treatment of Children with Substance Use Disorders: A Menu of Options— of the Child Substance Use […]

CPDAP organizes first Sub-Regional Meeting for South Asian Drug Focal Points

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New Delhi, India, 9 September 2015—The Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme (CPDAP) has gathered here drug focal point agency officials from the countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka for the first-ever Sub-Regional  Drug Focal Point Meeting (SR-DFPM) for South Asia. Co-organising this initiative with CPDAP is India’s Narcotics Control […]

Strengthening Drug Supply Reduction Programmes of the Colombo Plan through collaboration with the Australian Federal Police

H.E. Kinley Dorji - Secretary General of Colombo Plan and Mr. Christopher Woods – AFP Senior Liaison Officer

In order to further strengthen training programmes conducted by the Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme in the field of Drug Supply Reduction a meeting with Mr. Christopher Woods – Australian Federal Police Senior Liaison Officer attached to the Australian High Commission in Sri Lanka was conducted on 19 March 2015 at the Colombo Plan Secretariat. […]

Second Experts and Authors Meeting for the Development and Training of Curriculum to Address Child Drug Addiction

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The second meeting of the experts and authors for the development and training of curricula to address child drug addiction took place in Washington from 22 – 24 October 2014. The group of carefully selected experts and authors have been working to develop a specialised curricula to treat drug addiction in children. This is a […]

36th Meeting of Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies (HONLEA)


 Delegation from 19 Countries during the 36th Meeting of Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies (HONLEA)   The 36th Meeting of Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies (HONLEA) for Asia and the Pacific took place in Bangkok from 21 – 24 October 2014. HONLEA is a meeting designed to allow participants to discuss […]

The First Meeting of Experts and Authors for the Development and Training of Curricula to Address Child Drug Addiction


Recent data show that incidence and prevalence rates of drug addiction among children from infancy to the age of 12 are increasing at an alarming rate.  Despite thegrowing availability of drug addiction treatment services in some countries, the growing numbers of children who need drug addiction treatment services do not receive them in an age-appropriate […]

Presentation of the International Society for Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Professional Website, Drug Focal Points Meeting 2014, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Mr Antonius Riva Setiawan, Director DAP, presenting the issup.net website

  Mr Antonius Riva Setiawan, Director Drug Advisory Programme, presented the framework of the proposed website for Addiction Professionals. This website also referred to as issup.net, will act as an information centre for disseminating latest approaches and evidence based practices in Drug Demand, Supply Reduction and Law Enforcement sector. The website, www.issup.net will be available […]

The 3rd Drug Focal Points Meeting of the Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme (CPDAP)


The 3rd Drug Focal Points Meeting of the Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme (CPDAP) commenced in Chiang Mai with a stress on ‘strengthening networking and collaborations’ as an effective way to fight drug use in the region. The three day meeting and the Experts Group Consultation, organised in collaboration with the Office of the Drug […]

TOYO Awards presented to 10 Outstanding Youth Groups in Afghanistan


The Preventive Drug Education Project of the Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme have awarded 10 Outstanding Youth Organizations in Afghanistan for their innovative youth led initiatives in Drug Prevention and nation building. The awarding ceremony was held at the International press conference hall of the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) on 23, July, 2014. […]


June 26 Kabul WADAN

Kabul: The Colombo Plan supported Stakeholders and Drug Treatment Centres all over Afghanistan observed the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on 26 June with a variety of programmes to spread awareness on drug use disorder.  “A message of Hope: Drug Use Disorders are preventable and treatable” was the slogan for this year […]

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