31 Jan 2024
New approaches to regulating drugs in West Africa:
Drug Policy, WEA-Obs
Legal Practitioner; African Consultant for International Drug Policy Consortium
Maria-Goretti Ane is the African Consultant for International Drug Policy Consortium and serves as the focal point for IDPC in Africa, and a private Legal Practitioner having previously worked with Adawudu Law Consultancy, now Lord & Lords legal practitioners based in Accra, Ghana. She is recognised as a well-respected expert on drug control and has been involved in high level engagements and advocacy on drug use and the law both locally and internationally. She is also an author of a number of articles on drug use and drug policy reform in Africa. Maria-Goretti has a combined background in Family & Consumer Sciences and Law having graduated from the University of Ghana with a BSc in Family and Consumer Science degree and an LLB from the same institution. She is a strong advocate for drug policy that is grounded in human rights and public health. Drug policy that is evidence based.
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