Peru was the first country outside the United States where CADCA began to provide training and technical assistance on coalition development. In 2004, CADCA began efforts on the first phase of coalition development by providing training and technical assistance to several Lima-based NGOs, including CEDRO, CRESER, SUMBI and community groups working in coordination with the Narcotics Affairs Section (NAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Lima. A total of five districts in Lima were selected as the area of intervention for the original pilot communities. Not long after the first five coalitions had formed, a significant multiplier effect took place where areas of expansion were identified and coalitions were created throughout the capital city. By 2009, a network of 40 coalitions in 12 districts throughout the greater metropolitan area of Lima had been formed and were working toward addressing local substance use and misuse issues.  

In 2009, CADCA began a second phase of coalition development in conjunction with the NAS as well as CEDRO and CRESER to start new coalitions located in cities and provinces in the Andean region and east of the Andes. During this phase of coalition development, a total of 12 communities were selected to develop coalitions in five Peruvian provincial communities: Ayacucho, Tocache, Tingo Maria, Ucayali and Huánuco. 

In 2015, CADCA and CRESER initiated a third phase of community coalition development, which has led to 13 additional coalitions established in the cities of Arequipa, Chiclayo, Cusco, Lima, Piura and Trujillo. Throughout Peru the community coalition movement has become its own unique model based on CADCA’s methodology and adopted to the Peruvian context, whereby communities across the country have created partnerships between local governments and civil society for the purpose of preventing substance misuse. Through this experience, communities in Peru have identified local actionable data to assess problems, develop strategic plans, build capacity and mobilize communities through civic engagement. In short, they have formed multi-sector community coalitions by recruiting and organizing local youth, speaking publicly about local drug and alcohol misuse, working with local authorities and assuming responsibility by taking action to be agents of change in their respective communities.

Lima Metropolitan Area

  • Callao
    • Callao Norte
    • Carmen de Legua
    • Villa Señor de los Milagros
    • La Chalaca
    • Mi Peru
    • Los Reyes
  • Villa Los Reyes Cercado de Lima
    • Conde de la Vega
    • Mirones
    • Barrios Altos
    • Lima Cuadrada
  • La Victoria
    • Balconcillo
    • Matute
  • El Rimac
    • El Rimac
    • Manzano
  • Independencia
    • El Ermitaño
  • Lurigancho
    • Nicolás de Piérola
  • Villa El Salvador
    • Sector 1
    • Sector 2
    • Sector 3
    • Sector 7
    • Distrital VES
  • San Juan de Lurigancho
    • Ciudadela Mariscal Caceres
    • Manco Capac
    • San Hilarion
    • Santa Elizabeth
    • Jose Carlos Mariategui
    • Caja de Aguas
    • Distrital SJL
  • Santa Anita
    • Coop. La Universal
    • Distrital Santa Anita
  • Miraflores
    • Pampas de San Juan
    • Pampas de San Juan II
  • Villa Maria del Triunfo
    • Jose Carlos Mariategui
    • Tablada de Lurin
  • Los Olivos
    • Santa Ana
    • Chavarria
    • Villa del Norte

Andean Region and East of the Andes

  • Tingo Maria
    • Castillo Grande
    • Mariategui
  • Tocache
    • Villa Mercedes
    • Cercado Tocache
  • Ayacucho
    • Las Nazarenas
    • San Juan Bautista
  • Pucallpa
    • Las Palmeras
  • Cusco
    • Huaro
    • Urcos

Costal Region

  • Arequipa
    • Cerro Colorado
      • Alto Libertad
      • Cerro Viejo
    • Miraflores
      • Chapi Chico
  • Trujillo
    • Victor Larco Herrera
      • Buenos Aires Norte
      • Buenos Aires Sur
  • Chiclayo
    • Lambayeque
      • San Martin
    • Ortiz
      • Jose Leonardo
  • Piura
    • Castilla
      • El Indio
      • Los Medanos

Success Story

Wishing to help her community, Mrs. Lidia Carrasco travels abroad for the first time to attend CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute.
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