Our Mentors and Collaborators
Colombo Plan was started as a Commonwealth initiate in 1951 by seven Commonwealth Countries namely United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, & Sri Lanka. It is an International Inter-Governmental Organization established for the socio-economic development of the commonwealth nations in Asia and Pacific regions. Today it has 27 member countries, but its activities reaching out globally.
COLOMBO PLAN-DRUG ADVISORY PROGRAMME
The Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Program (CPDAP) was established in 1973, as the Colombo Plan’s response to the growing drug-related concerns in the Asia-Pacific region. It was the pioneering regional inter-Governmental initiative in Drug abuse prevention and management.
CPDAP works with government, non-government and international organizations to advocate the use of evidence-based practices in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and prevention and empowers SUD professionals. Promotion of Universal Treatment Curriculum, Universal Prevention Curriculum, Curriculum for children, Women , Community & Recovery coach are some of the main activities of CP-DAP. It reaches out to nearly 100 countries in the world.
GLOBAL CENTER FOR CRDENTIALING AND CERTIFICATION (GCCC)
Asian Centre for Certification and Education of Addiction Professions (ACCE) was created in in 2009 by the Colombo plan in collaboration with NAADAC, USA and INL- US Department of State. In 2015 it became Global Center for Credentialing and Certification (GCCC).
GCCC envisions a world where everyone has access to quality services that promote the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities.GCCC provides experience verification and appropriate exams to ensure that governments and other employers are hiring and utilizing the most qualified professionals to improve the likelihood of positive outcomes for individuals, families, and communities.
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF SUBSTANCE USE PROFESSIONALS (ISSUP)
International Society of Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Professionals (ISSUP) is a global non-government organisation to support the development of a professional drug demand reduction workforce. The International Forum has members from more than 150 countries with a well- connected, trained, knowledgeable, and effective international network of substance use prevention, treatment and recovery professionals undertaking and promoting high-quality, evidence based, and ethical substance use prevention, treatment & recovery support.
ISSUP is established by the Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme (DAP) and the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), U.S. Department of State, Washington DC.
ISSUP International Partners:
ISSUP implement its activities in consultation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Organization of American States (OAS), and the African Union. These organisations have now become International Observers to ISSUPs Board of Directors.
ISSUP Regional Partners:
They include the European Drug Monitoring Centre (EMCDDA), the Canadian Centre of Drug Abuse (CCSA), the Society for Prevention Research (SPR), the European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR) and Applied Prevention Science International (APSI).
The Bureau of International Narcotics and LawEnforcement Affairs (INL) under the US Department of Statewas created in 1995 to reduce drug trafficking and associated crimes with it in America. But soon, itexpanded as anagency supporting Drug prevention all over the world.INL works with partner nations, international and regional organizations, non-governmental organizations, U.S. federal, state, and local criminal justice entities to achieve our mission.INL, US Department of State is the major donor for developing the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) by the Colombo Plan- Drug Advisory Programmeand the major funding source of Colombo Plan and the UNODC