Pathways to Harm Reduction Drug Policy in Hong Kong and East & Southeast Asia: Principles, Process and Practices Annual Training 2022
The training will be held online via ZOOM from November 7-9, 2022.
Apply by September 15, 2022
The training will focus on the connections between harm reduction, public health, and drug policy as well as the gap between these principles and practice in the implementation of drug policies in Asia. The training will familiarize participants with the international drug control system, regional trends in drug markets (supply, transit and demand), and comparative case studies of alternative approaches to managing drug use in society as a health and social concern. The course will also look at priority areas and emerging challenges within the region, including death penalty and punitive sentencing policies, imprisonment of foreign nationals, women’s incarceration and impact of COVID-19. It is hoped that the training can provide insights on how participants may adopt measures to bring enforcement activities and domestic law in line with human rights obligations and explore pragmatic approaches that mitigate the adverse health and social consequences of both drug use and overly punitive drug policies.
- Current Drug Trends, International Drug Control System & Impacts in Asia-Pacific
- Public Health and Drug Policy
- Death Penalty and Drug Offenses
- The Economics of Drug Markets and Drug Policies
- Long Term Imprisonment of Foreign Nationals for Drug Trafficking
- Women’s Incarceration for Drug Related Offenses
Who should apply?
- Government staff working on drug policy and health
- Individuals from civil society working in public health, human rights, development, journalism, law, public policy, etc. with an interest in drug policy
- Researchers and junior faculty
While priority is given to those working on drug policy, no prior knowledge of human rights or drug policy is required to apply.
Individuals from countries in East Asia and Southeast Asia are encouraged to apply.
Complete the application form and send to Ms. Leona Li/Velda Chui at email@example.com along with a curriculum vitae. On the last page of the application, you should provide a personal statement that answers why the training is relevant to your current activities and what you expect to get out of the training. The program representative will provide confirmation of receiving your application within 3 working days and application results approximately within a month by email.
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‘Fraud Investigation in Hong Kong (Part 2 of 2)’, organized by Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Hong Kong Chapter) is happening in November this year!
Come join us in advancing our knowledge in fraud! For more information and registration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fraud Investigation in Hong Kong is yearly regular course collaborating with ACFE. You may find more about it here.
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Hong Kong Chapter has established the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Hong Kong Chapter) Prize. The HK Chapter is committed to developing the profession and in doing so, the Prize is intended to help HKU undergraduate students to broaden their learning horizons and develop their career path in finance and compliance. ACFE Hong Kong Chapter is a not-for-profit organization holding social and training activities on a regular basis to connect anti-fraud professionals and promoting professional advancement in the prevention, deterrence, detection and investigation of fraud in Hong Kong.
The ACFE HK Chapter has been collaborating with the Department of Sociology and Centre for Criminology, HKU in promoting training and education in the sector. The Prize is hosted by these HKU units. The Department of Sociology has been providing undergraduate Criminology major/minor programmes and taught postgraduate programme the Master of Social Sciences in Criminology, which provides a foundation for advanced research degree studies in the discipline and offers a professional qualification for practitioners in criminal justice and related fields. Working on a similar vision, the Centre for Criminology, has been researching on crime and deviance and offering regular trainings for practitioners in the field.
Details of the Prize are as follows:
Level of study: Undergraduate
Faculty/Department: All students with a major or minor in Criminology
Year of study: Year 3 & 4
Place of origin: Local Hong Kong students
Selection criteria: Academic merit and an essay of 500 words (on their interests on fraud related issues)
Number of awards: Three per year
Award value: A cash prize of HK$5,000, ACFE (Hong Kong Chapter) training package and one year of post CFE qualification training
Awarding authorities: A shortlist of 15 outstanding students will be invited to submit the 500 words short essay for selecting the awardees
Should you have any enquiries, please contact Centre for Criminology at email@example.com or 3917-7459.