About DAP

The Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Program (CPDAP) was established in 1973, as the Colombo Plan’s response to the growing drug-related concerns in the Asia-Pacific region. Incepted with the vision “To be the Global Leader in Planning Healthy, Safe and Strong Communities”, CPDAP is the oldest Colombo Plan program. Recognizing the importance of cooperation among agencies, CPDAP brings together government, non-government and international organizations to identify gaps in Drug Demand and Supply Reduction and come up with a coordinated and unified response to the health and social problems related to Substance Use Disorders.As a pioneering in drug demand reduction in the region, CPDAP has assisted the Colombo Plan member countries in drug policy formulation, encouraging national efforts in drug demand and supply reduction programs. CPDAP also advocates for the use of evidence-based practices in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and prevention and empowers SUD professionals through provision of technical assistance.

Projects Implemented

  • Joint NACADA, ISSUP and African Union Drug Demand Reduction Conference and Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya (December 2018)
  • 10th Recovery Symposium in Vietnam (October 2018)
  • Training on Child Curriculum for South American treatment providers (December 2016)
  • Indonesia – U.S. Drug Demand Reduction Workshop  (February 2016)
  • Youth training in drug prevention with Vietnam Government (December 2015)
  • Life skills training in drug prevention in Myanmar (November 2015)
  • Launch of “International Journal of Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders (IJPTSUD)” (July 2013)
  • Pakistan Youth Congress (June, 2011)
  • Counselling Training for SSAWO staff (May 2011)

DAP staff at the 67th Anniversary of the Colombo Plan (29 June, 2018)

DAP Intervention for Living Drug-Free (CHILD) project in Afghanistan
10th Recovery Symposium in Vietnam (October 2018)

Upcoming Projects

  • Training of trainers on UPC Coordinator Series M & E for Kabul and neighboring provinces Master Teachers (March 2019)
  • Echo on UPC-1 School based track (March 2019)
  • Training of Trainers on UPC-1 Core Course in Myanmar (March 2019)
  • Training of Trainers on Advance UTC 14 and 16 for Malaysia (April 2019)
  • Training on UTC 3 and 5 for Nepal (April 2019)
  • Training on Advance UTC 15 and 16 for Thailand (April – May 2019)
  • Training on UTC 3 and 5 for Timor Leste (May 2019)

Upcoming Training Programmes

Training Programme
Advance Level UTC on Courses 18 & 21 for addiction professionals in Philippines
15 – 23 May 2019
Manila, Philippines
Mahidol University Walkthrough
20 – 30 May 2019
Bangkok, Thailand
Training on UTC 11 & 16 for Thailand and CLVM countries
04 -12 June 2019
Bangkok, Thailand
Training on UTC 14 & 22 for Korean Addiction Practitioners
01 -09 July 2019
Seoul, Korea
2nd International Symposium of Forensic Drug Testing Lab Directors
22-25 July 2019
PDE National Training
15 – 23 July 2019
Kabul, Afghanistan