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Cablegate: Colombo Plan: Draft Wording for the 175,000 Usd

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 COLOMBO 001596

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

DEPARTMENT FOR SA/INS, INL, INL/RM, INL/C/CJ

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: SNAR AFIN AMGT PREL CE
SUBJECT: COLOMBO PLAN: DRAFT WORDING FOR THE 175,000 USD
AMENDMENT TO THE LETTER OF AGREEMENT

REF: STATE 204281

1. (U) This message is Sensitive But Unclassified -- Please
handle accordingly.

2. (SBU) In response to Reftel, Mission is prepared to amend
the existing Colombo Plan Agreement to accept funding (USD
175,000) for two drug prevention projects to be implemented
by the Colombo Plan's Drug Awareness Program. Draft wording
for the amendment to the Letter of Agreement with the Colombo
Plan follows:

Begin Text:

AMENDMENT TO THE LETTER OF GRANT AGREEMENT ON NARCOTICS
CONTROL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OF JUNE 26, 1973 BETWEEN THE
GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE COLOMBO
PLAN DRUG ADVISORY PROGRAM

I. GENERAL

The Government of the United States of America (USG) and the
Colombo Plan Drug Advisor Program (DAP) (each individually, a
"Party." Or collectively, the "Parties") jointly agree to
modify and amend the letter of agreement between the USG and
the Colombo Plan DAP, signed June 26, 1973 (the "Agreement")
in the following respect:

The USG will provide USD $175,000 to support two drug demand
reduction projects. The full project description and project
goals are described in Sections II and III below. All other
obligations, terms, and conditions contained in the letter of
agreement dated June 26, 1973 shall remain applicable and in
full force and effect.

Provision of USG grant funding beyond the current fiscal year
is conditioned upon satisfactory progress toward project
goals and the availability of funds authorized and
appropriated on a year-to-year basis by the U.S. Congress and
approved by the USG Department of State, Bureau for
International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).

II. PROJECT DESCRIPTION

A. Training of Religious Leaders Relating to Mosque-Based
Aftercare Programs -- 100,000 USD

Project funding supports travel and training program to
enable religious leaders to engage with the community on
providing enhanced support for those most vulnerable,
recovering drug users.

-- The Colombo Plan DAP will utilize these funds to work with
religious leaders to train them in relapse prevention and
aftercare for recovering drug addicts in the community and
help these leaders develop related programs for working with
the target population.

B. Mosque-Based Prevention and Aftercare Program for
Indonesia -- 75,000 USD

Project funding supports the training of religious leaders to
implement prevention and aftercare programs through places of
worship in the community and the creation of mosque-based
centers.

- The Colombo Plan will work with religious leaders to
establish 12 mosque-based centers for prevention and
aftercare programs in the community, while continuing to
provide training to the organizers on the faith-based
approach to drug awareness.

III. Project Goal and Achievement Verification

The goals of these projects are to enhance the ability of
Islamic leaders to provide support within their communities
to recovering drug addicts through a faith-based approach.

A. Specifically, the training of religious leaders in
aftercare programs complements the DAP's successful method of
engaging faith-based organizations in drug awareness and
demand reduction. As communities address the initial stages
of the drug abuse cycle, faith-based organizations have
achieved results and demonstrated capacity in demand
reduction. This project enables them to expand their support
by caring for recovering drug addicts and addressing the
spectrum of the community's vulnerable members.

B. The Mosque-based prevention and aftercare centers build
on DAP's efforts in utilizing a faith-based approach to drug
prevention and demand reduction at the community level.
Muslim- and Buddhist-based training workshops have already
demonstrated the positive reaction to such a drug awareness
approach. The proposed 12 centers in Indonesia will further
support these communities' efforts at the grassroots level as
well as showcasing positive USG support for Muslim
communities.

The Colombo Plan DAP will submit after-action report on both
projects in its regularly scheduled reports it submits to the
Department.

Done in duplicate at Colombo, Sri Lanka, this xxst day of
October of 2004, in English.

For the Government of
the United States of America

Jeffrey J. Lunstead
Ambassador
United States Embassy


For the Colombo Plan

Kittipan Kanjanapipatkul
Secretary General

SIPDIS
Colombo Plan

End Text.
LUNSTEAD

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