The purpose of the meeting is to share all the work accomplished in these years on this important subject, presenting in a general way the lines of action developed (dialogue forums, workshops on value chains, study on institutional capacities) and, furthermore, giving the possibility to the countries to comment on their experience in these activities and sharing their current and future priorities in this field. Addressed to responsible of Alternative Development at the National Drugs Agencies from the 16 participating countries in CELAC in AD activities (The Bahamas, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago; participating all throughout COPOLAD II - and 5 new interested countries at the end of 2019: Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Honduras)
0.5 - Evaluate COPOLAD along the duration of the project.
3.1 - Deliver a demand-driven capacity building strategy on Alternative Development (AD), build upon the needs identified during C1, facilitating intra-regional exchange of best practices and mutual learning, enlarging its coverage to new interested countries.
3.2 - Enhance the sustainability of AD strategies by fostering direct contact among the different actors involved in this field.
3.3 - Improve evidence in AD to enlarge the basis for implementing effective and sustainable programmes, by using tools and methods developed in the framework of C1.