Friday 14 October via Zoom
All Christians currently involved in, or interested in, addiction support and recovery in the area are welcome to join our next ISAAC Africa Zoom Call.
Topic: All About Advocacy
Find out about more about what advocacy looks like in the field of addictions/recovery in Africa
Speaker: George Ochieng Odalo
Executive Director and Founder of Slum Child Foundation
George is based in Nairobi, Kenya. He grew up as a slum/street child in Nairobi. His mission is to help children in similar situations and seeing their potential. He represents the voice of vulnerable children in the global drug policy debate with a rich background from the African context.
Some of the forums he has advocated for vulnerable children and youth include:
Speaker at United Nations General Assembly Special Session for the World Drug Problem 2016 (UNGASS 2016)
Chairing the East Africa Network for Prevention and Treatment – Substance use and Alcohol (a WFAD supported initiative)
Chairing the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Practitioners Association of Kenya
He is also the Executive Vice president of World Federation for Therapeutic Communities representing Africa
His work has influenced policy at a high level including:
Convening of the Africa Civil Society Common Position on Drugs – a consensus document developed by Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) from around Africa. The document has been signed by nearly 100 African CSOs building up on the international and regional commitment on drug control. The Document was launched on the sidelines of the 2020 Commission on Narcotics Drugs. It will be presented to African Union Member States during their Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Health and Drug Control later this year.
He has also been nominated as one of the officers in the technical committee that spearheaded the development and production of National Guidelines on Alcohol and Drug use Prevention in Kenya by NACADA -Authority.
Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to better understand advocacy in the field of addictions/recovery in Africa from a fellow ISAAC member.
If you want to join the meeting, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for a link.
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