Venue: TERI School of Advanced Studies,
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, India

Registration opens: 1 October 2019

Last Date of Registration: 25 October 2019


The Executive Programme will explore and critique a range of intersecting issues relating to the illicit drug market within Afghanistan. Approaching the topic from an evidence and rights-based perspective, it will familiarize participants with relevant UN treaty frameworks and system-wide initiatives. Focusing on national and regional levels, the Programme will also devote considerable attention to germane policy lessons learned and best practices from around the world to better understand the management of illicit drugs markets as a human security issue, including in relation to a broad spectrum of threats based around human rights and development. With analysis and discussion moving beyond the traditional securitization of drugs and law enforcement dominated approach, it is hoped that the Programme will provide insights for participants to explore effective and pragmatic measures that help mitigate a complex set of adverse consequences relating to drug use, production, trafficking and, in some instances, overly punitive counter narcotic policies.

Course content

Delivered by experts in the field including Dr David Mansfield, Tom Kramer, Dr Kasia Malinowska and Prof. David Bewley-Taylor. The course will include,

  • International legal frameworks, including the UN drug control system and human rights treaties
  • Drugs, the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and related Sustainable Development Goals
  • Lessons learned and best practices in public health (including prevention, treatment, harm reduction and access to essential medicines)
  • Illicit drug production, counter narcotics and development within conflict environments
  • Drugs and gender
  • Site visits to drug treatment centres in New Delhi

Target Audience

  • Afghan government officials, within and beyond Kabul, working on aspects of drug policy, public health, security, development etc.
  • Individuals from civil society working in aspects of public health, human rights, development, journalism, law, etc with an interest in drug policy.
  • Researchers and junior faculty.
  • Women are encouraged to apply.


All successful applicants are eligible to receive full scholarship support including travel, accommodation (shared double rooms) and meals.



1st October, 2019


25th October, 2019


27th - 31st January, 2020

Application Guidelines:

Registration has been closed.


TERI School of Advanced Studies, 10 Institutional area, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi – 110070, India

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Dr Gopal Sarangi,
Assistant Professor, Department of Policy Studies,
TERI School of Advanced Studies
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