Multi-Sectoral Drug Control Assistance to the Government of Bahrain


Project Status: Completed

Project Duration: 02/03/2007 - 31/12/2008

Total Budget: US$ 535,600

Donor: Bahrain

Partners

Bahrain Ministry of Interior; and

UNDP

Target Groups

The Inter-Ministerial Committee;

The Anti-Narcotic Administration (ANA);

Customs border control and related law enforcement offices and
units;

Ministry of Health;

Ministry of Education; and

NGOs

Outline and Objectives

The present project document is based on a request by the Government of Bahrain to
UNODC and UNDP to assist the Government and relevant institutions in strengthening the capacities for drug control in the field of supply as well as demand reduction.The project aims to address the increasing problems of abuse and trafficking of drugs in Bahrain by improving the capacity of the Government of Bahrain within the fields of drug demand reduction and drug law enforcement. The project was formulated as a joint programme between UNDP, Bahrain, and UNODC, ROMENA. As such, the technical assistance provided under the project will be implemented in joint cooperation between the two agencies. The overall objective of the project is to reduce the increasing trend in drug
abuse, drug trafficking and related criminal activities by:

  1. Strengthening the capacity of the Inter-Ministerial Committee for Drug Control to develop, coordinate, plan and implement sound and effective drug control strategies
    and programmes;
  2. Upgrading the skills of law enforcement officials to counter illicit drug trafficking and related crime through the Bahraini territory.