ATCPDE conducts ASEAN Seminar-Workshop on Community-Based Prevention of Drug Abuse

The ASEAN Training Center for Preventive Drug Education (ATCPDE) conducted the ASEAN Seminar-Workshop on Community-Based Prevention of Drug Abuse on September 2 to 6, 2013 at the Luxent Hotel in Timog Avenue, Quezon City. This activity was funded by Japan ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF).

The objectives of the seminar-workshop were the following:
1. Identify effective treatment and intervention programs at the community level
2. Develop community-based drug abuse prevention and health promotion approaches
3. Design community-specific programs and activities for drug abuse prevention
4. Conduct monitoring and evaluation of the community-based drug abuse prevention program

The seminar-workshop was attended by 20 participants from nine ASEAN countries with foreign experts from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand serving as resource speakers. Eight experts based in the Philippines also served as resource speakers and workshop facilitators. They were from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC), Japanese Embassy, University of the Philippines Manila, Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Department of Education (DepEd).

The topics on focus during the seminar-workshop were Drug Problem Scenario in the Southeast Asian Region, Sharing of Community-Based Preventive Drug Education (Family Drug Abuse Prevention Program, “Barkada Kontra Droga”, Special Drug Education Center), Community-Based Approaches to Drug Abuse Prevention, Designing an Effective Preventive Drug Education Program at the Community Level, Community-Based Preventive Drug Education Program Development, Techniques and Tools, Sourcing and Networking for Community-Based Preventive Drug Education Program, Development of Monitoring Scheme and Use of Evaluation Instruments and Strategic Areas for Action.

The seminar-workshop was actively supported by DDB, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Vice Mayor’s Office of the City of Marikina, Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), DSWD, DepEd, U.P. National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (UP NISMED) and the U.P. Integrated School (UPIS).

Actual Participation in the ASEAN Seminar-Workshop on Community-Based Prevention of Drug Abuse
September 2 – 6, 2013
Luxent Hotel, Timog Avenue
Quezon City, Philippines

Country Speaker Participants
1. Brunei
Mr. HJ Halimee Musdella (Participant)
Mr. Mohamed Wendy Haji Awang (Participant)

2. Cambodia
Brig. Gen. Huort Sophally (Speaker)
Chief of Office Yin Yoeut (Participant)
Deputy of Department Lim Tonghuot (Participant)

3. Indonesia
Prof. Paulina Padmohoedojo (Speaker)
Mrs. Siti Alfiasih (Participant)
Mrs. Eva Fitri Yuanita (Participant)

4. Lao PDR
Mr. Saynoy Santhavisouk (Participant)
Mr. Kongmany Vongsaly (Participant)

5. Malaysia
Mrs. Norkumala Abdul Rahman (Speaker)
Ms. Nurshuhaila Binti Abdul Rahman (Participant)
Ms. Nor Shazleen Binti Eshak (Participant)

6. Myanmar
Pol. Maj. Kyaw Kyaw Min (Participant)
Deputy Chief Editor H San Win (Participant)

7. Philippines
Mr. Arnoel Santos - Marikina (Participant)
Mr. Julie Tarrayo - Muntinlupa (Participant)
Ms. Maria Lourdes Jacosalem (Participant)
Ms. Maria Elena Capule (Participant)

8. Thailand
Chavalut Tongchiaw (Speaker)
Boonsong Trikhan (Participant)
Kittichai Loungkumjon (Participant)

9. Vietnam
Deputy Director Hao Nguyen Thanh (Participant)
Mr. Ha Nguyen Phuong (Participant)

Monday, September 2, 2013