Workshop on drug monitoring, new psychoactive substances and development of early warning systems had been held in Astana, Kazakhstan. National partners institutions such as Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Interior, General Prosecutor Office, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Education, public foundation “Center of Drug Monitoring” were invited to the workshop.
National experts shared their presentations and views on drug situation in Kazakhstan, prevention and treatment system, coordination of drug policy in the country , new psychoactive substances and how new trends are being monitored. CADAP experts from “Spolecnost Podane Ruce” in their turn introduced to participants the Czech Republic example of incorporating a human-rights based approach and gender mainstreaming in national policy. Als, participants were acquainted with European experience on Early Warning Systems on new psychoactive substances.
The purpose of this workshop was to promote national dialogue on drug monitoring, new psychoactive substances and the development of early warning systems based on best European practices and international standards. In addition, it aimed to connect and create dialogue between key stakeholders from government and non-government agencies, and define a unified action plan to improve data collection and early warning systems in Kazakhstan.