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How the International Community Can Address the Drugs–Development Link

  • When
  • October 20, 2014
    6:00–8:00 p.m.
  • Where
  • Open Society Foundations–New York
    224 West 57th Street
    New York, NY 10019
    United States of America
  • Programs
  • Global Drug Policy Program

In many parts of the world, drug economies emerge as a consequence of deficits in development. The cultivation of plants used to make illicit drugs is just one example of this close relationship. Increasingly, international aid agencies are confronting this link and building drug policy into their development agendas.

On October 20, experienced practitioners will discuss how smart policies can address the link between drugs and development.


  • Daniel Brombacher, advisor for GIZ, the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation
  • Eric Gutierrez, senior advisor on accountable governance for Christian Aid
  • Tom Kramer, researcher for the Transnational Institute’s Drugs & Democracy Program
  • Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch, director of the Open Society Global Drug Policy Program
  • Ramrada Ninnad, Mae Fah Luang Foundation

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