Drugs and development debate in Africa - Drugs and Development Hub
About this talk
The objective of the panel is to introduce the Drugs and Development Hub (DDH), a platform established in order to create greater awareness and understanding on the interrelatedness of drugs, (organised) crime and development by integrating the needs and capabilities of researchers, policy makers and of civil society. The DDH has the aim to provide a more holistic understanding of current phenomena surrounding illicit drug economies with specific focus on emerging debates around drugs and development in Africa and the need for alternative measures in contrast to repressive drug policies. The three speakers will provide their perspective on the debate from an academic, policy maker and civil society point of view by discussing the broad picture of the drug issue in Africa and how it impacts development. The discussion will involve crosscutting themes such as regional diversity, violence, organised crime, corruption, cultivation, consumption, and rural development.