Bachelor of Science, started his work career as a Municipal Chief Executive and worked for 20 years in this field. Since 2002 he is the International President of IOGT International, a worldwide community of NGOs working in the field of alcohol and drug policy and prevention. Mr. Carlsson is member of the Board of Eurocare – the European Alcohol Policy Alliance, Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA) and International Council on Alcohol and Addictions (ICAA). Between 1995-2009 he was the President of IOGT-NTO in Sweden. Mr. Carlsson was also the President of the Swedish Youth Temperance Organization (UNF) between 1977-1981. In 2009 he was elected the International President of World Federation Against Drugs.
Ms Baxter entered the Alcohol and Drug sector as CEO of Life Education in South Australia in January, 2000. In her current position as Executive Director at Drug Free Australia she oversees strategies in capacity building, project management and community development, focusing on drug prevention. Ms Baxter is a past member of the Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD) and is a current member of the International Taskforce for Strategic Drug Policy.
Per Johansson is Secretary General of RNS (National Association for a Drug-free Society) in Sweden. He was educated to be a teacher but has committed himself to work with drug policy since 1979. First as a volunteer but since the early 90s professionally. Mr Johansson is a leading figure in the drug debate in Sweden. He has been engaged in several international projects that RNS has been involved in. He lectures on drug policy and role of public opinion’s role in forming a balanced and restrictive drug policy. He is the Secretary of the Board ofWorld Federation Against Drugs.
Executive Director, Uganda Youth Development Link, board member WFAD. BA in Social work and Social administration and an MA in Human Rights from Makerere University, Kampala. Mr. Kasirye has undertaken several consultancy positions as a technical Coordinator, he is also a consultant with Mentor foundation UK. He is the local expert advisor to UNODC in Eastern Africa and is actively involved in capacity building of NGOs and Communities in Drug Demand reduction activities. He is a lead person on Vienna NGO committee on drug abuse. Mr. Kasirye is currently involved in two NIDA supported research tasks on adapting materials on substance abuse and street children. He is a researcher on the global study on gender and alcohol studies coordinated by WHO. Mr. Kasirye was awarded the 1999, United Nation Civil Society Award winner, offered by UNODC and The Federal Republic of Austria and The City of Vienna and the Africa Region Youth Services award 1999, by the Common wealth youth programme, African centre. He also authored several books and papers on drug abuse, social protection, and commercial sexual exploitation.
President of BRAHA, Brazilian Humanitarians in Action, and General Director of Prevention of ABRAD (Brazilian Association on Alcohol and Drugs) as well as the International Coordinator of the Program Forging Leadership for Drug Demand Reduction in Latin America. She is the former Head of the Drug Prevention Bureau of the City of Rio de Janeiro and former Head of the Special Secretariat for the Prevention of Chemical Dependence of Rio de Janeiro. Professor Seinfeld de Carakushansky holds Masters Degrees in Mathematics and was an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro for 25 years. She has developed numerous drug prevention programs and has authored texts and articles about Drug Prevention, Legalization, and Preventive Cities. Shehas received numerous awards; among them the highest Rio de Janeiro State Military Police Award (Comendadora) and the Euzebio da Costa Medal of the Municipal Guard of Rio de Janeiro. Professor Mina Seinfeld de Carakushansky is a member of the Board of Directors of Drug Watch International and Special Advisor to the International Task Force on Strategic Drug Policy and board member of World Federation Against Drugs.
MD, psychiatrist, has for more than 30 years been a leader in drug abuse prevention and treatment in USA. Among his many contributions he was the first Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse and was the second White House Drug Chief. In 1978 Dr. DuPont became the founding president of the Institute for Behaviour and Health, Inc. and in 1982, with his long time colleague, Peter Bensinger, he founded Bensinger, DuPont & Associates. Dr. DuPont maintains an active psychiatric practice specialising in addiction and anxiety disorders, and has been Clinical Professor at the Georgetown University School of Medicine since 1980. Among Dr. DuPont’s publication we find titles such as: “Getting Tough on Gateway Drugs: A Guide for the Family”, “A Bridge to Recovery: An Introduction to Twelve-Step Programmes” (Written with John P. McGovern, MD) and “The Selfish Brain: Learning from Addiction”.
Kiran Bedi is one of India's most famous women due to her involvement in social activities and police work. She received the woman of the year award in 1981 for her lifelong commitment to equality and justice. Kiran Bedi is the founder of two NGOs dealing with crime prevention as well as drug abuse prevention and child welfare. Kiran Bedi holds a BA in English and MA in political science as well as an honorary degree of Doctor of Law. She is known for her rhetorical skills and motivational speeches. Kiran Bedi was voted "India's most admired woman" in 2002 and "India's most trusted woman" in 2010.
Jesse Perera is a certified life coach teaching skills development training for youth, drug addicts & other addicts. He has been in the drug rehabilitation and youth development field for more than 12 years. Jesse Perera provides trainings in, for example, leadership and prevention. Jesse Perera is well experienced in teaching re-integrating into society, acceptance and strategies on how to obtain sustainability of sobriety.
Former Police detective and founder/managing director of drug education group Methcon. Mike is a nationallyand internationally-recognised expert and authority on methamphetamine and drug policy. Mike is a foundation member of the Fulbright New Zealand Alumni Association and. He is affiliated with leading global policy expertsand authorities on demand and supply-side reduction initiatives and actively involved with international drug policy as a member of the International Task Force for Strategic Drug Policy and a fellow and associate of numerous international drug free coalitions. He is the author of publications on the efficacy of harm prevention, demand reduction focused drug policy initiatives, including solutions to the methamphetamine crisis in New Zealand. Mike is a respected commentator and expert lecturer on methamphetamine, drug abuse, drug policy strategy nationally and internally including the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs. He is the recipient of numerous leadership, community and business awards.
is the executive director of Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. and Save Our Society From Drugs (S.O.S.). Professor Fay has been an outspoken advocate against the legalization of drugs for over 20 years and is considered a pioneering expert on workplace drug abuse prevention programs. She has authored several books, as well as numerous newsletters and publications. Professor Fay has served as an advisor to the Whitehouse’s Office of National Drug Control Policy as well as several political leaders, including President Bush, on drug policy issues. Professor Fay holds a masters degree in business administration and is a professor at the Argentina Universidad del Salvador. She has founded, built and sold two successful businesses and was named the 2008 Tampa Bay Area Business Woman of the Year for the non-profit sector by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. In 2008, she received special recognition from then President George W. Bush for her exemplary efforts in drug prevention. She is also the recipient of the 2009 President’s Award from the National Narcotics Officers Associations Coalition.
Monica Barzanti graduated from University with a degree in Modern Languages and Literature in 1981, followed by a certification as a professional educator in 1996 (3 year course) focusing on the themes of psychology, pedagogy,social anthropology, legal and medical aspects of drug dependence, among others. Since 1986 Ms. Barzanti has been organizing international events in San Patrignano, in addition to participating in conferences in Italy and abroad on the theme of drug dependence. She also acts as a liaison for University students wishing to incorporate information on the San Patrignano Community in research papers or University theses. Since 1998 she has coordinated visits to the Community by schools, volunteer groups, social workers, policy makers and people working in the addiction field, both Italian and foreign. Since 2006 she has been a member of the Vienna NGO Committee, representing San Patrignano at various United Nations events on the theme of drugs.
Carmen Fernández Cáceres holds a Master Degree in Family Therapy and a B.A. in Psychology. Currently she is the Director-General of Centros de Integración Juvenil, A.C. (CIJ). She is the representative of Mexico in the North American Section of the World Federation against Drugs (WFAD).
Carmen Fernández Cáceres is the author and editor of several publications dealing with drug and alcohol with a gender perspective. She is the coordinator-general and professor of the Master Degree in Therapy Family in Addictions at the Autonomous University of Tamaulipas (UAT) and of five Certificates in Gender, Addiction and Domestic Violence with official recognition by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and other Mexican universities. She has been teaching in the School of Economic and Social Studies of Mexico city and in the National Institute of Public Health (INSP).
Is a sociologist of formation, manager of the Center of Sensitizing and Information on Drugs Jacques CHIRAC of Thiaroye in Dakar in Senegal. Mr Diouf is formative trainer on drug abuse prevention in Senegal and a member of West African local experts’ network and founding member of the Sub-Saharan NGO’s coalition against drug abuse.
David G. Evans, Esq., is the Executive Director of the Drug Free Schools Coalition and is a practicing attorney. The Coalition is an organization of school officials, teachers, counselors, parents, and students dedicated to helping schools to become drug-free. Mr. Evans has written several books dealing with substance abuse and the law, including books on designing effective drug-free workplace programs and on children, drugs and the law. Before entering law practice he was a Research Scientist, in the Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, in the New Jersey Department of Health where he performed analysis of legal and regulatory requirements regarding: drug and alcohol abuse, research and data collection, courts, criminal justice, domestic violence, drug-free workplaces, juveniles, confidentiality, treatment, drug testing, AIDS, drug use forecasting, and discrimination. He has taught at: Rutgers University, Kean College and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Mr Evans is a Special Advisor to the World Federation Against Drugs.
Mr. Peterson has been the Head of the social section at the Maria Clinic for young people in Stockholm, Director of HNN, and the European Cities Against Drugs. He has written numerous articles about drugs, and hosted and spoken at several national and international conferences on money laundering, organized crime, motorcycle gangs,research on drugs, prevention and treatment. TP was a member of the Swedish Government’s delegation to UNGASS in New York in 1998 and a trainer in the “Drug Trafficking Module” for the EU applicant countries of Central and Eastern Europe. He has hosted weekly talk shows on drug related issues at two radio stations in Sweden. TP is a member of the International Task Force on Strategic Drug Policy, the Global Institute on Drug Policy, and the Swedish Narcotics Officers Association. National and international distinctions include the Flag of The United States and the Carnegie Institute Journalism Prize. He is currently Director of ActNow (www.actnow.nu)