February 27, 2013

Uganda Youth Development Link (UYDEL) received the Drug Control Addiction Award from Edutainment Africa for its drug and substance abuse prevention programs. Former NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow Rogers Kasirye (2011-2012) is executive director of UYDEL. The nongovernmental organization conducts HIV and substance abuse prevention programs as well as rehabilitation and life skills training for children and young adults between the ages of 10 and 30. UYDEL also conducts programs on adolescent sexual and reproductive health and on child rights, which focus on sexual abuse, trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation, and labor issues for children. Mr. Kasirye and his staff also conduct social research, and he recently published Children and Vulnerability in Uganda; Policy and Practice. For more information about UYDEL, visit the website.