West African Advocacy Fellowship on Drug Policy Reform

open_society_foundations_logoThe Open Society Global Drug Policy Program and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa invite applications for the 2014 West African Advocacy Fellowship Program on Drug Policy Reform. Fellows will be hosted by the drug policy organization Release in London.

This program supports those working in sectors related to drug policy in order to improve their advocacy skills and to enhance their capacity in working with the media on drug policy. The fellowship seeks to add to a core group of existing high-profile drug policy activists in the West African region, including people not necessarily working full-time on drug-related issues.

This two-week program takes place in October 2014 and includes the following topics:

  • Global overview of drug policy reform
  • Overarching issues relevant to drug policy reform
  • The international drug control system
  • Overview of international human rights in the context of drug policy
  • Drug policy developments in Africa
  • Effective campaigning
  • Media and public engagement

There will also be an opportunity to meet key drug policy experts and policy advocates based in the UK.

Successful candidates will have a track-record of public engagement in the issues of drug policy reform or another relevant field at the local, national or international levels.

Applications are welcome from those working in drug policy NGOs, law enforcement agencies, and government employees or academics working in this or related policy areas and who are based in West Africa.

Application deadline: July 31, 2014

Read more and apply here.

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