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Cablegate: Fy 2006 Ivlp Mrp On Substance Abuse, Education,

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031643Z Jun 05

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 05 OTTAWA 001673

SIPDIS

STATE

SECSTATE FOR ECA/PE/V/R/W - EWILKES-SCOTT;
WHA/PDA - JCARPENTER-ROCK; ECA/PE/V/M - Alison Moylan and
Sequita Robinson;
MONTREAL, TORONTO AND VANCOUVER FOR PAOS AND CONGENS;
HALIFAX AND QUEBEC FOR CONGENS;
CALGARY FOR FIELD REPS; CALGARY PLEASE PASS TO WINNIPEG

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KPAO OEXC SCUL CA IV
SUBJECT: FY 2006 IVLP MRP on Substance Abuse, Education,
Treatment and Prevention (November 10-December 1, 2005),
Canadian Candidate Zarina Mulla (Alternate, pending
availability funds)

REFERENCE: OTTAWA 1504

1. Post is pleased to nominate Zarina Mulla, Social
Planner, City of Vancouver Drug Policy Program for the
subject MRP or an individual program on Drug Abuse
Prevention, Education and Treatment, pending availability of
FY2006 funding. EVDB-formatted nomination follows.

2. START FIXED-FORMAT TEXT (PLEASE DO NOT EDIT):
: The following data is in a fixed format which enables
: automated processing in Washington and should not be
: edited except by means of the Post-EVDB software.
EXPORT-SOURCE: POST-EVDB
VERSION: 3.0.7
POST-EMAIL: slw@pd.state.gov
TRANSMITTING-POST: PAS Ottawa
TRANSMITTING-POST-ID: 6540
EXPORT-TYPE: BIO DATA
START NOMINATION:
ECA-OFFICE: E/VM
PROG-AGENCY-NAME:
POST-PROJ-ID: 364
ECA-PROJ-NO:
PROJ-NAME: Mulla, Zarina - MRP Drug Abuse Prevention,
Treatment and Education
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Multi-Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Group Projects
FY: 2006
DEPART-POST: 11/10/2005
SESSION-DATE: 11/10/2005
RETURN-POST: 12/1/2005
NO-OF-PART: 1
RANK-ORDER: 35
START MEMO POST-OBJ:
Zarina Mulla is social planner for the City of Vancouver's
Drug Policy Program. In this capacity, she is responsible
for developing drug prevention programs that educate
Vancouver's public on the dangers of drug abuse. Zarina has
a strong interest in visiting U.S. municipal drug prevention
programs to learn more about effective ways of providing
community-based drug abuse education. We believe she is an
excellent candidate for the IVL Multi-Regional Project on
Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Education scheduled for
November 10 - December 1, 2005.
In 2001, the City of Vancouver's Drug Policy Program
implemented the Four Pillars Drug Strategy, its nationally
acclaimed policy and plan for reducing drug-related harm in
Vancouver. The plan called for efforts to address drug abuse
through four areas: harm reduction, enforcement, treatment
and prevention. To date, most attention from politicians and
policymakers has been given to the first pillar of harm
reduction. Harm reduction receives public support from all
directions to promote efforts to reduce the harm drug
abusers inflict on themselves through controversial programs
such as the Supervised Injection Site. Enforcement efforts
make news daily, though primarily on arrests rather than
convictions. Treatment receives some additional attention
through a focus on needle exchange programs, methadone
clinics, and the medically prescribed heroine trials
currently underway known as the NAOMI Project.
The pillar of drug prevention, however, receives very little
public attention despite its goal of educating the public on
the dangers of drugs. Zarina Mulla leads her office to
create programs that aim to foster dialogue at community
centers and schools on drug abuse education. She organizes
dozens of creative programs, but Vancouver officials and the
local media fail to promote them actively. Zarina is open to
new, innovative approaches to community drug prevention
programs that will catch the public's attention. We believe
that participation in the IVL program will give her the
opportunity to study such innovative approaches currently in
use in the U.S. The knowledge she would gain through the
program could then be applied to her efforts to provide
Vancouver's population with effective drug prevention
programming.
Zarina came to Vancouver's Drug Policy Program in 2003,
bringing extensive experience working with young ex-drug
abusers during a stint overseas in Thailand. She works
directly under Donald MacPherson, the Drug Policy
Coordinator for Vancouver and chief architect of the Four
Pillars Drug Strategy. Zarina is committed to a career in
drug policy planning and will continue to play an important
role in designing Vancouver's drug prevention programming
and policy for years to come. For these reasons, we believe
she is an ideal IVL Program candidate.
END MEMO POST-OBJ:
START MEMO POST-RCMD:
We believe Ms. Mulla is an excellent candidate for the IVL
Multi-Regional Project on Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment
and Education scheduled for November 10 - December 1, 2005.
It sounds as if this program will cover all areas she would
like to learn more about.
END MEMO POST-RCMD:
ECA-OFFICE-ID: 1027
PROG-AGENCY-ID:
PROJ-TYPE-ID: MRP
PROG-TYPE-ID: 31
NOMINATING-POST-ID: 88501
FUNDING-CNTRY-ID: 322158
STATUS: N
ORIGINATOR: P
SUBJ-DISC: Drug Issues
START BIO:
PREFIX: Ms.
F-NAME: Zarina
M-NAME:
L-NAME: Mulla
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 134
PRINCIPAL?: No
GENDER: F
DOB: 05/19/1959
MAR-STAT: S
BIRTH-CITY: Navsari
BIRTH-CNTRY: India
CITIZ-CNTRY: India
RES-CNTRY: Canada
START MEMO POSITION:
Social Planner, Drug Policy Program - City of Vancouver
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:

END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
Project Advisor to Ruam Mit, a Thai Non-profit providing
vocational and skills training to marginalised street
children who were mostly ex-drug users or at high risk -
German Development Service, Chiang Mai, Thailand (1999-
2003);
Researcher and Writer, Spirit In Education Movement,
Thailand As Canadian Development Cooperant CUSO (Canadian
University Services Overseas) (1997-1999);
Communications Coordinator, Social Planning and Research
Council of BC (SPARC), Vancouver, Canada (1997);
Consultant on Vietnam Linkage Project, The Centre for Human
Settlements, UBC, Vancouver, Canada (in Vietnam, 1993 Nov -
1994 August).
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
Seattle, partnership with University of Washington and
University of British Columbia planning departments to plan
for a project in Fairbanks, Alaska (1993);
Fairbanks, AK as part of a student consultant team to plan
for sustainable land use concepts for downtown
revitalization. (May 1993). Partly funded by both
Universities.
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
Lived and worked/studied in France, Germany, Vietnam, and
Thailand
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
Master of Arts (Planning) in Community and Regional
Planning, School of Community and Regional Planning, The
University of British Columbia (1995)
Master of Arts in Teaching French as a Foreign Language,
Universit PaulValry, Montpellier, France (1989)
)
Master of Arts in German Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru
University, New Delhi, India (1983)
Bachelor of Arts, Bombay University, India (1979).
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:

END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
Mulla, Zarina and Peter Boothroyd, "Development-oriented
NGOs of Vietnam,"
Centre for Human Settlements, The University of British
Columbia, August 1994.
Mulla Zarina, "Ihre Augen leuchten vor Spielfreude", DED
Brief, 1-2 2001(an article on AIDS in Thailand)
END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
Vegetarian (ovo-lacto)
END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: English
ENGL-READ: 5
ENGL-SPEAK: 5
ENGL-COMP: 5
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: Gujarati
OTHER-LANG-ID: GW
READ: 5
SPEAK: 5
COMP: 5
END OTHER-LANGS:
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: Other
OTHER-LANG-ID: YZ
READ: 5
SPEAK: 5
COMP: 5
END OTHER-LANGS:
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: Marathi
OTHER-LANG-ID: MR
READ: 5
SPEAK: 5
COMP: 5
END OTHER-LANGS:
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: French
OTHER-LANG-ID: FR
READ: 5
SPEAK: 5
COMP: 5
END OTHER-LANGS:
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: German
OTHER-LANG-ID: GM
READ: 5
SPEAK: 5
COMP: 5
END OTHER-LANGS:
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: Thai
OTHER-LANG-ID: TH
READ: 3
SPEAK: 5
COMP: 5
END OTHER-LANGS:
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: Spanish
OTHER-LANG-ID: QB
READ: 3
SPEAK: 3
COMP: 3
END OTHER-LANGS:
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:

END MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
START MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:

END MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
START MEMO VIS-OBJ:

END MEMO VIS-OBJ:
START MEMO VIS-REC:

END MEMO VIS-REC:
NOMINATING-OFFICER: Luis Arreaga, CG; Ian Hillman, PAO;
Sanjay Ramesh,
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Zarina Mulla is social planner for the City of Vancouver's
Drug Policy Program. In this capacity, she is responsible
for developing drug prevention programs that educate
Vancouver's public on the dangers of drug abuse. Zarina has
a strong interest in visiting U.S. municipal drug prevention
programs to learn more about effective ways of providing
community-based drug abuse education. We believe she is an
excellent candidate for the IVLP Multi-Regional Project on
Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Education scheduled for
November 10 - December 1, 2005.
In 2001, the City of Vancouver's Drug Policy Program
implemented the Four Pillars Drug Strategy, its nationally
acclaimed policy and plan for reducing drug-related harm in
Vancouver. The plan called for efforts to address drug abuse
through four areas: harm reduction, enforcement, treatment
and prevention. To date, most attention from politicians and
policymakers has been given to the first pillar of harm
reduction. Harm reduction receives public support from all
directions to promote efforts to reduce the harm drug
abusers inflict on themselves through controversial programs
such as the Supervised Injection Site. Enforcement efforts
make news daily, though primarily on arrests rather than
convictions. Treatment receives some additional attention
through a focus on needle exchange programs, methadone
clinics, and the medically prescribed heroine trials
currently underway known as the NAOMI Project.
The pillar of drug prevention, however, receives very little
public attention despite its goal of educating the public on
the dangers of drugs.
Zarina Mulla leads her office to create programs that aim to
foster dialogue at community centers and schools on drug
abuse education. She organizes dozens of creative programs,
but Vancouver officials and the local media fail to promote
them actively. Zarina is open to new, innovative approaches
to community drug prevention programs that will catch the
public's attention. We believe that participation in the IVL
program will give her the opportunity to study such
innovative approaches currently in use in the U.S. The
knowledge she would gain through the program could then be
applied to her efforts to provide Vancouver's population
with effective drug prevention programming.
Zarina came to Vancouver's Drug Policy Program in 2003,
bringing extensive experience working with young ex-drug
abusers during a stint overseas in Thailand. She works
directly under Donald MacPherson, the Drug Policy
Coordinator for Vancouver and chief architect of the Four
Pillars Drug Strategy. Zarina is committed to a career in
drug policy planning and will continue to play an important
role in designing Vancouver's drug prevention programming
and policy for years to come. For these reasons, we believe
she is an ideal IVL Program candidate.
This nomination supports the Mission's goal of fighting the
criminal activity and public health problems that accompany
drug abuse.

END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: ConGen Vancouver
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: No
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: No
HOME-HOSP?: Yes
E-I-TYPE: ELEO
NOMINEE-ID: 537
PERSON-ID: 415
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: IN
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: IN
RES-CNTRY-ID: CA
FIRST-LANG-ID: EN
E-I-TYPE-ID: E
NOM-POST-ID: 88501
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID: 322158
NOM-STATUS: N
DS2019-ACTION: 1
DS2019-SUBJECT: 51.1501
SPONS-FUNDS: 0
SPONS-AGENCY1:
USGOVT-AGENCY1:
US-AGENCY-AMT1: 0
USGOVT-AGENCY2:
US-AGENCY-AMT2: 0
INTL-ORG1:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT1: 0
INTL-ORG2:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT2: 0
VIS-GOVT-AMT: 0
COMMISSION: 0
OTHER-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-CAT: 5
END BIO:
END NOMINATION:
END FIXED-FORMAT TEXT:

DICKSON, CHARGE

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