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5th West Africa Executive Course on Human Rights and Drug Policy


The University of Ghana School of Law, in collaboration with the Open Society Global Drug Policy Program and Open Society Initiative for West Africa, is organising the fifth Edition of  for its intensive 6-day West Africa Executive Course on Human Rights and Drug Policy to be held at the University of Ghana, Legon on July 30- August 4, 2018.

The course aims at developing the competencies of the participants to support their home governments in adopting drug policies which are underpinned by public health and citizen security, anchored in evidence-based harm reduction approaches and backed by laws or practices that are human rights-compliant.



A key character of the course is its inter-disciplinary focus, both of learning and problem solving. It is designed for high-achieving individuals who are engaged, or are interested, in policy formulation relating to drug control generally. The course targets activists and professionals who are highly motivated, inspirational and have the capacity to effect or influence change in their communities. No prior knowledge of human rights and drug policy is required of participants, though such knowledge may be an advantage. Only participants from Anglophone West Africa who reside in the sub-region are eligible to apply.


*A separate course is organised for Francophone participants later in the year.

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