|Overview : |
UNODC is implementing a large-scale project funded by the European Union under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) modality, Project NGAV16 – “Response to Drugs and Related Organized Crime in Nigeria”, which aims at supporting Nigeria’s efforts in fighting drug production, trafficking and use, and in curbing related organised crime, including counterfeit narcotics and psychotropic substances. The project proposes a balanced approach to drug control, with equal attention paid to drug interdiction and drug demand reduction, including drug prevention, treatment and care (DPTC).
Drug situation and responses in Nigeria: In Nigeria, there is no reliable and comprehensive data on the extent of drug use, the number and type of users, as well as the numbers of people with drug use disorders. The available data comes from a few hospital sources and some surveys and studies which indicate cannabis to be the most commonly used substance, with an increased use of heroin and cocaine since the mid-eighties. The project has commenced a national drug use survey which is expected to be finalised by the end of 2017, which will significantly address this shortfall of data. Treatment and continuing care are mainly based in hospitals, with few non-government organisations (NGOs) and faith-based organisations offering some services. In-patient and limited out-patient services are offered in most hospitals and drug units. These facilities often use the services of part-time psychiatrists, medical practitioners and psychologists. They offer a range of services including counselling, vocational and occupational rehabilitation, and in a few centres, psychotherapy. Informal treatment programmes based on religion also exist. There are very limited community-based treatment services in Nigeria, and they tend to be in urban areas.
Output 3.5 of the project is to provide “direct support to civil society organizations networks working on drug prevention, treatment and care”. In order to contribute to the achievement of this Output and to meet the gaps in community based treatment availability, UNODC is proposing to sub-contract CSOs to implement community based treatment.
- Project Objective:
The Nigerian government is supported in the efforts in fighting drug production, trafficking, and use and curbing related organized crime including counterfeit narcotics and psychotropic substances.
3. Target Groups
The primary target group comprises: people who use drugs (including injecting drug users); and their partners and families.
The beneficiaries should be 200 people who use drugs and their partners and families in the identified local community setting. (Beneficiaries are those who access services at the drop-in-centre).
4. Project Activities
Against this background, The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Nigeria on behalf of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) invites proposals from qualified non-governmental organisations/firms for:
- Providing community-based drug dependence treatment services in Nigeria (1NGO/CSO)
- Providing community-based drug dependence treatment services to female drug users in Nigeria (2 NGOs/CSOs)
The details of the services required can be found on the UNDP e-tendering platform https://etendering.partneragencies.org/