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Centre for Research on Social Inclusion

Community Development and Capacity Building

Community Development and Capacity Building

A Discussion with Dr John Howard, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at UNSW

Date: Monday 03 August 2009
Time: 4-6pm
Venue: W6A 107

About the Discussion

You are invited to a discussion with Dr John Howard (not the ex prime minister!). We would like this event to be informal rather than a seminar, so we have advised John that we would like to hear about his varied experiences working in community development and in particular capacity building. Please note that John Howard has a very high profile and for him to have agreed to come and speak to us is a great privilege.

About Dr Howard

John has a wealth of experience working in capacity building. He was a member of the Technical Steering Committee of the WHO's Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development (CAH) for 6 years, and from 1992 he consulted to CAH, UNICEF, UNODC and the Arab Council on Childhood and Development, on street youth/children in developing countries and the health of male adolescents, working at WHO/HQ in Geneva and field-work in India, Philippines, South Africa and Egypt. Since 1999 he has consulted to UNESCAP, with field-work in Lao PDR, Viet Nam, China and Thailand on capacity-building for the community treatment of young drug users. John joined National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre in 2008 as a Senior Lecturer and works with the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre, as well as NDARC's international research activities and those with a focus on young people. From 2001 to end 2007 he was Director - Clinical Services, Training and Research, Ted Noffs Foundation. From 1989-2001 he was a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Director, Social Health Programs, Department of Psychology, Macquarie University. He is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Adolescent Psychiatry, Prince of Wales Hospital, and from 1995 an Honorary Visiting Fellow at NDARC.