In West Africa, the drug trade undermines development and fosters corruption.
Africa’s drug laws are outdated and have not equipped the continent with effective responses to drug problems.
What we did in 2017
To inform the design and implementation of more humane and effective evidence-based drug policies and laws across West Africa, the Foundation commissioned the International Drug Policy Consortium to map and analyse existing drug laws.
On behalf of the Foundation, the Global Commission on Drug Policy organised an expert workshop on a model drug law for West Africa.
What we are doing now
Through the Global Commission on Drug Policy, we will propose a tailor-made Model Drug Law for West African states, equipping policy makers with a template to better address the threats of drug trafficking and consumption.