CADCA and Uruguay Sign a Collaborative Agreement
On May 10th, CADCA, the governor of the state of Maldonado in Uruguay, and the mayors of San Carlos, Pan de Azucar and Cerro Pelado communities signed a collaborative agreement to form three new community coalitions in the country. This marked a new phase in coalition development in Uruguay which started the initiative in 2014. Since this time, the government of Maldonado state has provided robust support for CADCA’s trainings and the present-day coalitions of La Union and Maldonado Nuevo. The new coalitions included in the agreement will be launched using the Training of Leaders (TOL) modality. With the TOL core team of community leaders from each of the selected areas attend an intensive 5-day training in order to return to their communities and launch a new coalition.
The mission of CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) is to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally. This is accomplished by providing technical assistance and training, public policy advocacy, media strategies and marketing programs, training and special events.