Online Course: “Responsibility of the Person in Overall Advisory Control (POAC) in Ship-to-Ship (STS) Operations”
The course -available by invitation only- is intended for officials of National Port Authorities of OAS member states, who will learn about the regulatory framework represented by the international conventions to which Peru is a party, which have a particular impact on port activity. This course is organized by the Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the OAS within the framework of its Scholarship and Training Program, in collaboration with the National Port Authority (APN) of Peru. The course will be conducted in Spanish.
Seventy-third regular session of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission
The Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD, by its Spanish-language acronym) will virtually hold its seventy-third regular session on May 3, 2023, under the Chair of Paraguay. The session will be held to review and approve the draft CICAD resolution paragraphs and the draft CICAD Annual Report of 2022, for presentation to the 53rd regular session of the OAS General Assembly.
WHEN:May 3 (10:00 EDT to 14:00 EDT) (14:00 GMT TO 18:00 GMT) WHERE: Online.
Second Meeting of the National Drug Information Network - DIN-Mexico
The event is organized by the Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (ES-CICAD, by its Spanish-language acronym), within the framework of the Project to Strengthen the Mexican Observatory of Mental Health and Drug Use of the National Commission against Addictions (OMSMCD-CONADIC, by its Spanish-language acronym). The objective is to present the latest updates in the consolidation of the National Drug Information Network of Mexico: DIN-Mexico, both from federal and state institutions. Participation is by invitation only from CONADIC.
WHEN:May 3 (11:00 EDT to 14:00 EDT) 15:00 GMT TO 18:00 GMT) WHERE: Online.
High Level Roundtable "Artificial Intelligence: Public Policy Imperatives for the Americas"
The roundtable will provide a space for dialogue and critical reflection on the opportunities and challenges of generative artificial intelligence for the sustainable future of the Americas. The event is organized by the OAS Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI) in partnership with the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and is intended for members of the Washington D.C. scientific community, government representatives and strategic partners of the OAS. Participants must register in advance.
WHEN: May 4. WHERE: OAS Hall of the Americas, Washington, D.C.
Dialogue: “Towards a Stronger Coordination between Education and Labor in the Americas"
This hemispheric dialogue will bring together representatives of Ministries of Labor and Education of the region to exchange experiences and put forward policy recommendations to strengthen the articulation between education and labor, recognizing that it is essential to close gaps in education and face profound changes in the world of work. The workshop responds to mandates from the ministerial processes on education and labor of the Inter-American Committee for Integral Development (CIDI) and is organized by the Department of Human Development, Education and Employment (DHDEE) of the OAS Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI) in conjunction with the Government of Argentina.
WHEN: May 4 and 5. WHERE: Buenos Aires and online.
2nd Meeting of National Points of Contact on Transnational Organized Crime (NPC-TOC II)
Designated National Points of Contact (NPCs) (individuals from each country who have been assigned as the primary contact) will discuss emerging Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) threats and challenges facing OAS member states and opportunities to strengthen global and hemispheric efforts to address TOC. Delegations and NPCs will receive presentations on efforts made by the Department of Transnational Organized Crime (DTOC) and the various OAS working groups on human trafficking, firearms trafficking, and money laundering; and review preparations for the 4th Meeting of National Authorities on Transnational Organized Crime (RANDOT-IV). This meeting will be chaired by the Government of the United States of America, with the support of the Department against Transnational Organized Crime (DTOC) in its role as technical secretariat.
WHEN: May 5. WHERE: Online and in Washington, D.C. (Hybrid format)
Registration Open for Course on Artificial Intelligence of the OAS Youth Academy
The course is intended for young people, students, entrepreneurs and professionals from the Americas seeking training in Artificial Intelligence. The course is offered free of charge and registration is open until May 30 on the OAS Youth Academy website. It is organized by the OAS Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI) and Structuralia at the OAS Youth Academy. The course requires no prior knowledge.
Universal Prevention Curriculum Course: Introduction to the Science of Drug Prevention for Implementers
The course is organized by the Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (ES-CICAD) in collaboration with Chile’s national chapter of the International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP). It is aimed at students performing internships while studying for careers in social sciences, education or health, master's students and those interested in prevention. The course is aimed at training professionals in drug prevention and the development of a final project in this field.
4th Regional Workshop and 1st Table-Top Exercise: “Improved Disaster Risk Management for Ports in the Caribbean”
The workshop and table-top exercise -available by invitation only- is intended for officials of National Port Authorities of OAS member states, who will identify strategic actions to bolster disaster risk management capacities in ports; discuss, in a non-threatening environment, various simulated emergency situations; and visit the Kingston Freeport Terminal. This course is organized by the Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the OAS within the framework of its Scholarship and Training Program, in collaboration with the National Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ). The workshop and table-top exercise will be conducted in English.
During the seminar, intended for scholars and those interested in humanitarian support issues, participants will discuss the impact of humanitarian demining support on the social and economic development of states in the hemisphere. The event is organized by the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB).
WHEN: May 9, from 15:00 to 19:00 EDT (19:00 – 23:00 GMT). WHERE: Zoom Platform and YouTube Channel.
Cybersecurity Mentoring Fair for Young Women in Colombia
The event, intended for female high school and university students interested in cybersecurity, will provide information on study options, careers, certifications, mentoring and internships available. During the fair, there will be talks, conferences, practical workshops and games that will demystify cybersecurity and allow students to come into direct contact with cybersecurity professionals and learn about the many opportunities for personal development within the sector. The fair is organized by the Cybersecurity Program of the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE) of the OAS in collaboration with the Colombian Ministry of Information and Telecommunication Technologies (MINTIC).
Deadline to Apply to the Virtual Course “Public Integrity and Corruption Prevention for Good Governance and Effective Public Management”
Intended for those in public administration and the private sector, the course will analyze the main concepts of integrity, prevention and fight against corruption; provide practical tools for the design and implementation of integrity, prevention and fight against corruption policies; clarify and discuss integrity risks in different areas of public management; and to discuss different tools and methodologies to strengthen integrity and associated principles, such as transparency and accountability. The course will be conducted in Spanish, begins on May 18 and is offered through the Zoom platform of the School of Governance.
The ACE Program will Connect OAS Member States with Seattle's Innovation and Technology Ecosystem
The Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE) program convenes high-level decision-makers from the Americas and beyond including Ministers and high-level public officials, trade and investment officers, CEOs, directors of innovation, academics, researchers, and top entrepreneurs. The ACE program will facilitate cooperation and new partnerships with some of Seattle’s world-leading industries accelerating economic transformation and innovation in sectors such as the green economy, ICT, aerospace, maritime, life science, and global health. The aim is to facilitate new trade and investment cooperation opportunities, formal partnerships, and business, entrepreneurship, and R&D projects.
WHEN:May 14-19. WHERE:The Greater Seattle Region, Washington, United States.
Course on National Regulatory Frameworks and Transboundary Agreements on Water Management
The course is intended for public officials and managers involved in transboundary water resources management. With a focus on the collective assessment of past experiences and practices, the selected students will play a key role in the discussion of transboundary regulatory frameworks and agreements in water management. The course is organized by the Conference of Ibero-American Water Directors (CODIA) in collaboration with the OAS, UNECE and ECLAC.
Training for Treating Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders
This training will provide adolescent drug treatment professionals in St. Kitts and Nevis with the tools to identify, assess, and treat adolescents through individual, family, and community interventions. The event is organized by the Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (ES-CICAD) and by the St. Kitts and Nevis National Council on Drug Abuse Prevention Secretariat.
WHEN:May 15-19. WHERE:Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis.
Cybercrime Workshop for prosecutors of the Caribbean
This workshop, intended for prosecutors from the Caribbean, will provide an introduction to the evidentiary and procedural aspects of cybercrime, as well as tools for international cooperation. The workshop is organized by the Department of Legal Cooperation (DCJ) of the Secretariat for Legal Affairs (SAJ) of the OAS, in its role as REMJA Technical Secretariat, in coordination with the United States Department of Justice.
Webinar: "River Connectivity: Waterways and Inland Ports"
The webinar, intended for port officials from the public and private sectors of OAS member states, will address the importance of waterways and inland ports for the economic development of the region, as well as the main challenges for strategic integration and its impact on global trade. It is organized by the Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the OAS within the framework of its Scholarship and Training Program and will be held in English.
Deadline to Apply to the Virtual Course “Public Integrity and Corruption Prevention for Good Governance and Effective Public Management”
The course is intended for public officials, academics and representatives of civil society in the Americas. Its objective is to sensitize participants to the importance of open government and to provide them with the tools available for the implementation of open government at the municipal level. The course starts on May 30 and lasts eight weeks. It will be available in Spanish and will be offered through the Virtual Campus of the OAS School of Governance.
DEADLINE: May 21. WHERE: Online.
More information available here (Only in Spanish).
Monday, May 22
Joint training event between CICAD, EMCDDA, and COPOLAD III
This is a joint event organized by the Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (ES-CICAD) through the Inter-American Observatory on Drugs (OID, by its Spanish-language acronym), the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), and the Cooperation Program between Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union on Drug Policy (COPOLAD, by its Spanish-language acronym). The objective is to share information on emerging drugs and train participants in good practices to strengthen early warning systems and drug information networks.
54th Meeting of the Group of Experts for the Control of Money Laundering (GELAVEX)
The purpose of this meeting will be to present the progress of the products entrusted in accordance with the approved Work Plan and the recommendations agreed upon at the 53rd GELAVEX Meeting, held from Washington, D.C., on November 16, 2022, and which include -among other topics-: Study of typologies related to illegal money laundering; Guide of techniques and methodologies used by member countries in the generation of strategic analysis for the strengthening of advanced analytical capabilities and the use of new systems and technological solutions. This meeting will be chaired by the Government of Ecuador through the Financial Intelligence Unit (UAFE), with the support of the Department against Transnational Organized Crime (DTOC) in its role as technical secretariat.
WHEN: May 23 -24. WHERE: Washington, D.C. (Hybrid format)
Meeting of the Group of Experts on Chemical Substances and Pharmaceutical Products of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission
The next meeting of the Group of Experts on Chemical Substances and Pharmaceutical Products of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD, by its Spanish-language acronym) will take place in Quito, Ecuador, on May 23-25, 2023, under the Chair of Ecuador, and the Vice-Chair of Brazil. The meeting will facilitate the exchange of up-to-date information, knowledge, best practices, and experiences on the topic and foster the strengthening of interagency collaboration among the different national, regional, and international stakeholders. This activity is aimed at personnel from institutions responsible for the control of chemical precursors that are – or could be – used in the illicit manufacture of drugs.
II Maritime Security Workshop of the Inter-American Defense Board
The objective of the workshop, organized by the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB), is to broaden hemispheric maritime situational awareness of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and its impacts, identifying strategies to determine the best use of military resources to address this challenge. The workshop is intended for officials of the hemisphere's navies and coast guards, the public and private sectors, and academics, among others.
WHEN: May 24 and 25, 09:00 to 12:00 EDT (13:00 – 16:00 GMT) WHERE: Zoom Platform.
Deadline to Apply for the Virtual Course “Introduction to Virtual Tutoring”
The course is intended for those who, having completed a professional career, are interested in virtual teaching and wish to enroll in a tutored course that will allow them to learn about the distinctive features of virtual teaching, as well as the role the tutor plays. At the end of the course, participants will be able to prepare content to be taught and/or design online activities associated with the learning of the subject of their interest. The course will be conducted in Spanish and it is offered through the Virtual Campus of the School of Governance.
The event is organized by the Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (ES-CICAD) in cooperation with the Costa Rican Institute on Drugs (ICD, by its Spanish-language acronym), the Restorative Justice Program of the Costa Rican Judiciary and the Institute on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction (IAFA, by its Spanish-language acronym). The Case Care Management training is aimed at authorities and high-level public officials from the institutions involved in the implementation and expansion of restorative justice programs in Costa Rica, supporting the creation of a mechanism for multi-institutional collaboration that facilitates the process of social integration of people with substance use disorders.
WHEN:May 30 to June 1. WHERE: San Jose, Costa Rica.
The objective of the seminar is to present current lessons learned on migration flows in the hemisphere, to share visions, experiences and challenges to assist in decision-making on the involvement of the armed forces in support of the control of migratory flows. The seminar is intended for leaders and members of the armed forces, academics and all those interested in the subject from the member countries of the Inter-American Defense Board and the Organization of American States.