Video of the Event | ‘Drug Policies and Development: Lessons from Practitioners’, 9 December 2020

09 December 2020 | Development experts discuss the interaction between development policies and drug policies, with a discussion around HELVETAS’ alternative crop programme in Bolivia, which is supported by the Canton of Geneva. The International Development Policy journal and the Global Commission on Drug Policy (GCDP) co-organised the discussion on the occasion of the launch of the book, ‘Drug Policies and Development: Conflict and Coexistence‘.

The Keynote Speaker of the event was Ms. Maria Jesus Alonso Lormand, Director of the International Solidarity Service of the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland. Speakers were Dr. Khalid Tinasti, Director of the Global Commission on Drug Policy and Research and Teaching Fellow at the Global Studies Institute at the University of Geneva, Switzerland; Mr. Luis Javier Zubieta Herrera, Manager of the HELVETAS Economic Development and Inclusive Entrepreneurship SubProgram and Director of the Swiss Development Cooperation’s « Integrated Water Management » Project,  Bolivia; Prof. Julia Buxton, British Academy Global Professor in Criminology at the University of Manchester, UK; and Ms. Sarah David, Advisor at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Germany.

Articles related to this event can be found in open access here: ‘Drug Control and Development: A Blind Spot‘ | ‘Contrôle des drogues et développement : un angle mort des politiques internationales‘ ; ‘From Alternative Development to Development-Oriented Drug Policies‘.

Moderator:

Christophe Gironde, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, International Development Policy journal

Speakers: 

Maria Jesus Alonso Lormand, the Director of the International Solidarity Service of the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland

Khalid Tinasti, Director of the Global Commission on Drug Policy (GCDP) and Research and Teaching Fellow at the Global Studies Institute at the University of Geneva, Switzerland

Luis Javier Zubieta Herrera, Manager of the HELVETAS Economic Development and Inclusive Entrepreneurship SubProgram, and Director of the Swiss Development Cooperation’s « Integrated Water Management » Project, Switzerland

Julia Buxton, British Academy Global Professor in Criminology at the University of Manchester, UK. Read the article ‘Drug Control and Development: A Blind Spot‘ | ‘Contrôle des drogues et développement : un angle mort des politiques internationales

Sarah David, Advisor at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Germany. Read the article ‘From Alternative Development to Development-Oriented Drug Policies‘.


Read the full thematic issue (in open access) : ‘Drug Policies and Development: Conflict and Coexistance‘.

Paperback reference: Julia Buxton, Mary Chinery-Hesse and Khalid Tinasti (eds.) (2020) Drug Policies and Development, Confict and Coexistence, International Development Policy series No.12 (Geneva, Boston: Graduate Institute Publications, Brill-Nijhoff). Order your copy on Brill-Nijhoff’s website.


This event is co-organised by the International Development Policy journal, the Global Commission on Drug Policy, and the International Solidarity Service of the Canton of Geneva 


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