Drug Policy Futures

Drug Policy Futures (DPF) is a global platform for a new drug policy debate based on health. DPF advocates for evidence based strategies to promote public health, safety and and the well-being of society, including those addicted to drugs and their families.

Drug Policy Futures has members from all continents. They cover a wide range of services from prevention, early intervention, treatment, harm reduction, social reintegration and recovery.

WFAD is a member of the DPF Network and has participated in the preparations of position papers and statements.

Read more about Drug Policy Futures on their website.

Civil Society Forum on Drugs

The Civil Society Forum on Drugs (CSFD) is an expert group to the European Commission. Its membership comprises 45 civil society organisations coming from across Europe and representing a variety of fields of drug policy, and a variety of stances within those fields. Its purpose is to provide a broad platform for a structured dialogue between the Commission and the European civil society which supports drug policy formulation and implementation through practical advice.

The WFAD has been a member of the CSFD since 2013.

Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs

The Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs (VNGOC) serves as a link between NGO’s and the key intergovernmental and international agencies involved in drug policy, strategy and control: The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), the International Narcotics Control Board and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Established in 1983, the Committee works with these organizations to provide information on NGO activities, draw attention to areas of concern, build partnerships between governmental and non-governmental organizations and to involve a wide sector of civil society in contributing to the development of global drug policies.

The VNGOC is composed of members representing international, national and local NGOs and represents a key mechanism for NGOs to substantively contribute to global drug policy. WFAD is a member of the VNGOC.

WFAD American Chapter

WFAD members in the western hemisphere convene via teleconference four times a year to discuss drug policy issues impacting their countries and the global community. This group has met for over nine years, led by Robert L. DuPont, MD, WFAD Board Member representing North America. Participants in this group represent organizations from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Peru and the United States, with active participation from WFAD leadership in Sweden.

WFAD East African Regional Network


The EANPTSUD was created after a two-day workshop held with East African Regional members in Kampala, February 2020. The group nominated the Secretary and Chair of the network were chosen, Kikome Ruth, Uganda and George Ochieng Odalo, Kenya. 

The Vision: A vibrant regional platform that advocates for the reduction of substance abuse in East African community

The objectives:
1. To promote research, create platform for vital information sharing on substance abuse and related illnesses among regional members.
2. To engage the EAC in progressive substance abuse policy formulation and implementation;
3. Engagement of East African governments and key stake holders in inclusion of substance abuse and prevention in all sectors.

Presentation of the Network 

Report East African Regional Forum


Constitution EANPTSUD

West African Chapter

WFAD Board Member Eze Eluchie handles the WFAD Nigerian Chapter. The Nigerian Chapter hosts formal meetings each year.

The West African chapter held one formal meeting in Lagos 20-21st November 2019: Prompted by the need to proffer practicable and effective solutions to the increasingly dire drug abuse situation in Nigeria; and the need to ensure that civil society inputs is not relegated as the Federal Government prepares to issue policy pronouncements based on the recommendations by the Buba Marwa-led Presidential Advisory Committee on Drug Abuse (PACEDA), members of the World Federation Against Drugs  in collaboration with the Civil Society Network on Substance and Drug Abuse {CSNetSDA} organized a 2-day Drug Abuse Advocacy Workshop and Policy Review Meeting. The Meeting featured Civil Society Organizations from across the Nigerian Federation and representation by key Federal agencies saddled with issues of Drug abuse – these are the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), the Nigeria Security Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC). The group is now striving towards attaining the agenda set at the meeting.