Tag: Africa


Open call: SSDP Africa Committee

Do you want to elevate the African voice within Students for Sensible Drug Policy? Do you want to strengthen the African Network? Submit an application to join the SSDP Africa Committee! This voluntary committee is intended to represent the interests of the African Network within SSDP. To apply to sit on the committee, please fill out this application form. Selected

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The First African Leaders Training Session

On September 23rd, Róisín Downes ‘15 held SSDP’s first African Leaders Training Session. 20 leaders from across the continent joined the call to learn more about SSDP and how we organize in the African context. The training consisted of an explanation of SSDP’s mission, vision and values, and discussing what those mean to our African members. Following that, we reviewed

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Meet our newest chapter, SSDP Uganda

The War on Drugs is a global one, and we cannot end it without supporting work internationally. Will you help us end it by making a gift to our International Activities Fund today? My name is Nyanda Julius ‘19 and I am the chapter leader of SSDP Uganda. I’m a Ugandan medical student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in medicine and

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An Update on the International Activities Fund

This summer, thanks to the generosity of our supporters, Students for Sensible Drug Policy launched the International Activities Fund (IAF) to give our members outside the United States additional support to end the War on Drugs in their countries. We are happy to report that we have funded seven deserving project proposals in six different countries on three continents. Read

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SSDP Nigeria Participates in International Day of Peace Program

Written by the chapter leaders of SSDP Nigeria The 21st of September was the International Day of Peace, and also marked the first SSDP programme SSDP featured at the University of Ibadan. During a lecture on the topic “Youth, Peace and Security: The Need for Youth Involvement in Peace-Building” by Professor Tajudeen Akanji (Professor of Peace Studies), SSDP was introduced to

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SSDP Welcomes our First Ever Chapter in Sierra Leone!

Our movement is growing every single day, not just in the United States but all over the world. Our sensible voices have reached the campuses of Africa and our newest official chapter comes all the way from Government Rokel Secondary School in Sierra Leone! It is worth noting though that this is not our first chapter in Africa; we actually have a

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