FIIAPP leads the seventh phase of the European CADAP programme, which promotes the development of drug demand reduction policies in Central Asia
The Ministry of Justice in the Kyrgyz Republic has organised the presentation of the latest phase of CADAP7: effective approaches, internal procedures and guidelines.
The meeting was chaired by the Deputy Minister of Justice, Kynatbek Smanaliev. The participants included public figures such as the chairman of the State Prison Penitentiary Enforcement Service, A. Egemberdiev, who pointed out that the European Union and Kyrgyzstan have been cooperating fruitfully for many years.
In addition, the head of the European Union Delegation in Kyrgyzstan, Cosimo Lamberti and the leader of CADAP, Ernest Robelló, were also in attendance.
During his speech, the Deputy Minister of Justice, K. Smanaliev, expressed his gratitude to all the participants in the meeting and pointed out the effective support of CADAP in the introducing various methods for the treatment and rehabilitation of drug users among the prison population.
In turn, Mr. Ernest Robello gave examples of successful joint work by explaining the projects and programmes implemented which are currently operating in the country. In addition, the new phase of CADAP was raised, which will build on the experience, results and impact of the previous phases of the programme and through which even more fruitful cooperation is expected.
The aim of this session was to lay down the groundwork for future closer cooperation, in particular on national drug-related issues, strategies and action plans in prison settings.
One of the main functions of CADAP, a programme funded by the European Union, is to help Kyrgyzstan to strengthen the provision of care services to inmates, including the implementation of drug treatment programmes.