Tag: convening

17
Jan

INTL Youth Convening Day Five: The Bangkok Declaration

Written by Convening participant Eva Cesárova, from Youth Rise and the Czech Psychedelic Society.  The last day of the convening started with a guest speaker: Gloria Lai from IDPC’s office in Bangkok. We learned about the remarkable work IDPC has done in the past ten years, going through their various activities to cooperate with drug policy decision makers, organize open dialogues,

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13
Jan

INTL Youth Convening Day Four: Coalition Building & Regional Advocacy

Written by Convening participant Florian Scheibein, Deputy Director of Help Not Harm. Jan Stola of Youth Organisations for Drug Action (YODA) kicked off the day with a session on best practice guidelines for conducting risk assessments. We identified, evaluated and categorized risks in our organizational contexts. Concurrently, we developed strategies to reduce their occurrence and severity.   Subsequently, we developed

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12
Jan

INTL Youth Convening Day Three: How To Be an Effective Advocate

Written by Convening participant Samuel Andrews, Policy and Information Officer at the New Zealand Drug Foundation. The third day of the Youth Drug Strategies Convening was focused on how to be effective advocates for the change we want to see. We were joined in the morning by Dr. Sandro Calvani, who shared his extensive experiences of working with the United

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11
Jan

INTL Youth Convening Day Two: Full Spectrum Harm Reduction

Written by Kelly Parra-Alba, a Convening participant and Communications Director for SSDP UK After an enthusiastic start to the week, Day 2 began with a 3 part session on Full Spectrum Harm Reduction and what this could entail for our Global Youth Coalition. The first session included a simple definition of Harm reduction to get us thinking: ‘’Harm Reduction is a

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9
Jan

INTL Youth Convening Day One: Fostering a Global Youth Movement

As the first day of the International Youth Drug Strategies Convening kicked off in Bangkok today, young people from around the world discussed the ways in which the global drug war has impacted their communities. The first activity of the day asked each participant to share their beliefs about drug policy. The group discussed the need for gender-sensitive policies, the

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