Organisations: Students for Sensible Drug Policy SSDP Gambia Chapter
The group will host a symposium as an opportunity to send a message to the responsible stakeholders and to create an awareness on the need for the drug policy review in the Gambia. SSDP-Gambia will invite the entire media fraternity in the country so as to disseminate the information on need for drug policy review and as well as to awaken the senses of citizens about the stringent drug policy in the Gambia. The planned activity for the day will include 4 presentations ranging from the ministry of health and social welfare, Drug law enforcement agency Gambia, Department of mental health and SSDP-Gambia chapter. In addition, during and after the global day of action a radio talk show will be held where public opinion will be welcomed on the need for drug policy review in the Gambia. A courtesy visit to the ministry of health and social welfare and drug law enforcement agency will also be conducted as part of the activity towards achieving goals and to further collaborate with the stakeholders.
Organisations: SSDP Gambia Chapter, RAID The Gambia
Student for Sensible Drug policy (SSDP) Gambia chapter through the support from the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) in collaboration/ partnership with African Network for Information and Action against Drug (RAID-THE GAMBIA) and National Drug Law Enforcement agency (DLEAG) commemorate the global day of Action at North Bank Region, NBR on August 9, 2018.
Delays in funding meant the Day of Action celebrations took place later than expected. An event was organised in the North Bank Region to seek public opinion, political and community support for drug policy reform in the Gambia.
The celebration brought together over 65 participants ranging from youth organisations and regional youth coordinators, students, members of civil society organisations, politicians, and security institutions such as Police, Immigration, narcotic officer, state intelligent service and media.