Changing Drug Policy

A threat to peace:

  • In West Africa, the drug trade undermines development and fosters corruption.
  • Africa‚Äôs drug laws are outdated and have not equipped the continent with effective responses to drug problems.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.