The Central Asia Drug Action Programme (CADAP) is an EU funded programme dedicated to assisting the further development of effective, comprehensive drug policies in Central Asia and extending the achievements of previous CADAP phases. The main goal of the programme is to encourage Central Asian governments to commit to sustainable strategies in the field of drug addiction and to bring current systems of drug addict prosecution into accordance with international strategies and standards.
CADAP 5 is structured into four components that simultaneously implement national and regional capacity building activities of what are considered to be cornerstones of a successful drug policy:
data collection/ treatment methodologies/ information strategies/ networking.
The programme has a regional outreach combining networking and capacity building on the regional level with national activities adjusted to the identified needs and requirements in the five Central Asian partner countries.
The German Federal Ministry of Health has entrusted the coordination of the CADAP project to the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The GIZ is supported by scientific partners from the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany
Greetings of the German Federal Government's Drug Commissioner
As the German Federal Government's Drug Commissioner I am delighted that an European consortium led by Germany has been entrusted by the European Union with the implementation of the Central Asian drug prevention programme CADAP 5. An experienced and motivated team of international experts and local specialists ensures the successful implementation of the constituent project components in each of the partner countries.
In recent months I myself have had the opportunity to meet with a variety of actors from the fields of drug policy and drug rehabilitation in Central Asia. These encounters made it clear to me that the partner countries are making every endeavour to develop a coherent and sustainable set of drug policies. In this context the CADAP 5 Programme is regarded on the part of Central Asian stakeholders as a valuable partner.
In Germany, as in Europe as a whole, drug addiction is regarded as a challenge which can only be overcome via co-operation between all sectors of society. State and non-state actors, as well regional and national institutions, must work hand in hand in order to coordinate their approaches, since drug policy is the result of a continuous process of learning, listening and co-operation, to be driven forward in a spirit of impartiality and sensitivity.
I am confident that CADAP 5 will stand in support of the countries of Central Asia in this process. I wish all project partners success in the implementation of the CADAP 5 programme.
German Federal Government's Drug Commissioner