About us

The West Africa Drug Policy Network (WADPN) is a budding coalition of more than 600 CSOs from the 16 West African Countries that supports drug policy reform in West Africa by building the capacity of local CSOs to address the impact of drug markets on democracy, governance, human security, human rights and public health. WADPN will contribute to improvement of drug policy in the region through building of the capacity of CSOs, raising awareness through public campaign and pushing for reforms. The network has a regional coordinating team and is comprised of national chapters in the 16 West Africa Countries spearheaded by a national focal point. The national chapters engage their respective government on evidence-based drug policy reform issue.

We believe in evidence-based drug policy

that is grounded on public health and human rights

Our Mission

We advocate for evidence-based drug policy reform in West Africa. Our specific focus is on how the illicit drug trade impacts democracy, governance, security, human rights and public health within the region


Our Vision

A West Africa where drug policies are humane and based on principles of human rights, public health,  and human security.