In producing the event the organisers are supported by two partner organisations in the region, Soins Infirmiers Développement Communautaire (SIDC) and the Middle East and North African Harm Reduction Association (MENAHRA). These organisations act as the leads in the region to ensure the conference is relevant and reflects the priorities of the region. They also promote the event to local sponsors, supporters and delegates.
Soins Infirmiers et Développement Communautaire (SIDC) is a leading NGO in Lebanon. Its mission is to meet the health needs of youth, the elderly and the most vulnerable individuals and groups through community empowerment.For more information on SIDC please click here.
Middle East and North Africa Harm Reduction Association (MENAHRA) aims to strengthen the role of civil society organizations in harm reduction in the Middle East and North Africa. MENAHRA comprises three Sub-Regional Knowledge Hubs in Iran, Lebanon and Morocco, a network secretariat based in Lebanon, and model harm reduction projects. For more information on MENAHRA please click here.
The regional partners are supported in their work by the Regional Organising Committee, made up of individuals and organisations in the region involved in the development promotion of harm reduction and the delivery of services. The committee comprises mangers and front-line workers, drug user advocates, public officials and others who can contribute their expertise in developing the themes and content for the conference, as well as assisting in hosting delegates and arranging social and networking events during the event.