Panama, hosting country for the workshop on Planning in Drug Demand Reduction


Published on 25/11/19

Panama, hosting country for the workshop on Planning in Drug Demand Reduction

Panama City, November 25, 2019. The International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP) is organizing in Panama City the third edition of the Planning Workshop on Drug Demand Reduction focused on Training in the use of the "OneStep@aTime” tool, aimed at Meso-American and Spanish-speaking Caribbean countries, in collaboration with the National Commission for the Study and Prevention of Drug-Related Crimes (CONAPRED). The workshop is opened by Abraham Herrera, National Secretary-General of CONAPRED, Ítalo García, coordinator of Working Groups on quality criteria in DDR, and the Technical Director of Promoció i Desenvolupament Social (PDS), Jaume Larriba.

What is "OneStep@aTime”?

The "OneStep@aTime” is the name given by COPOLAD to a new planning tool for drug demand reduction programs, in which it has been trained, during 2019, those responsible for the national observatories and the demand reduction area of the drug agencies of each country.

The cycle of training workshops in this virtual tool, which aims to guide the process of design and evaluation of an intervention in a given territory and context, facilitating access to quality information and the availability of instruments to analyze the quality of intervention planning in these areas, ensuring that it is developed in a coherent and realistic manner, closes today in Panama. COPOLAD works in these workshops with the Logical Planning Model, which allows an orderly and systematic intervention, interrelated, and defines the key steps to be taken in this process.

About thirty professionals will be trained on this occasion in the tool, in a final workshop of this series that takes place on 25 and 26 November in Panama. With the guide of Promoció i Desenvolupament Social (PDS), two workshops on this tool have already been given in 2019 in the Americas, in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Nassau (The Bahamas), having received an excellent reception. National replicas of the workshops have already been held in Venezuela, Peru, Jamaica, Suriname and Uruguay, and new replicas are soon planned in other countries such as The Bahamas.