Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries

Booster training session on Strengthening Families Programme (SFP 10-14) for Afghan SFP 10-14 Facilitators/Trainers

Tashkent, June 2019 

With the aim of advancing a regional response to drug prevention among youth between 10-14 years old, the UNODC Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighboring Countries under Sub-Programme 3, in close collaboration with the UNODC Global Programme on Prevention (GLOK01) held a booster session on SFP 10-14 for Afghan SFP facilitators and trainers.

Following the 4 th cycle SFP workshop for Afghan SFP facilitators held in October 2018, the SFP 10-14 booster training session was organized engaging 10 Afghan SFP facilitators/trainers from 13-17 June 2019 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. During the booster training session, an immersive programme on the seven weeks that comprise an SFP10-14 cycle was presented by international experts. The national facilitators/trainers shared challenges and problems faced during implementation of the programme in Afghanistan as well as lessons learnt with the international experts. Also, a comprehensive presentation on implementation, challenges and lesson learnt during implementation of evidence-based drug prevention programmes in Central Asian countries was delivered by Mr.Borikhan Shaumarov from the UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia (ROCA).

The result was excellent. That is, the training was very effective in reinforcing skills and knowledge of Afghan national SFP facilitators/trainers on implementation of SFP (10-14) in Afghanistan.

At the end of the workshop, the UNODC Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries extended its gratitude to the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan for hosting the training, the UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia (ROCA), the UNODC Country Office in Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the UNODC Global Programme on Prevention (GLOK01) for providing great support to make this activity happen.

The activity was supported by the Government of Canada .