The Consolidated Youth for Peace & Development (COYPED) Executive Director, James Koryor is currently in Abuja, Nigeria as a participant at the ongoing CSO capacity training organize by ECOWAS-UNODC on Drug Prevention and Treatment in the ECOWAS Member States and Mauritania.
According to COYPED boss, the capacity building activity aims at enhancing sub-regional CSOs’ capability to identify and disseminate best practices and policies for preventing substance use particularly among vulnerable population, e.g. children, adolescents, young adults, etc.
Mr. Koryor also stated that the event consist of training the representatives of the CSOs to better understand substance use and related behavioral health problems, improve their knwoledge on prevention science and the best practices in line with the international Standards on prevention Prepare and mobilize prevention systems and resources to address the needs of the most vulnerable population, particulary the young people, develop strategic plan, linking identified prevention needs to clear, mesurable outcomes, Identify, select and implement evidence based interventions, best pratices, and policies including environmental strategies and enhance their skills in evaluating the effectiveness of their prevention strategies and practices.
The COYPED executive director furthered that the training will help his organization in the successful implementation of the Peer Education Program for Alcohol & Drug Prevention among young People in Liberia Project.
Liberia is represented by James Koryor of COYPED as an ECOWAS/UNODC, EU grantee and Bobby Logan of the Association of Progressive Youth of Liberia as a CSO working with substance users in Liberia.
The event is being held at the ECOWAS Commission in Abuja, Nigeria from February 7-9, 2018.