Background & Profile of
The Federation of Indian NGOs for Drug Abuse prevention (FINGODAP)
was initiated by Society for Promotion of Youth & Masses (SPYM),
New Delhi on 11th August 1991. After continued networking
and mobilization of NGOs finally FINGO DAP was launched on
12th April 1995 at New Delhi in a meeting organized by SPYM
for the NGOs working in the area of Drug Demand Reduction.
FINGODAP is a registered National apex body of above five
hundred NGOs working in the area of drug demand reduction
and prevention of HIV/AIDS in partnership with Ministry of
Social Justice & Empowerment and National AIDS Control
Organisation, Ministry of Health, Govt. of India. The aim of
establishing FINGODAP is to facilitate enabling environment
for partnership and interface between concerned departments
of Government and Civil society Organisations for the
exchange of ideas and experiences in order to have better
policies in place for the capacity building of NGOs to
implement effectively the countrywide drug demand reduction
FINGODAP Secretariat has been organizing various
national/regional conferences/workshops/meetings regularly
to facilitate interface between NGOs and Ministry of Social
Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India to strengthen the
countrywide drug demand reduction program. It has
facilitated information exchange and developed/coordinated
projects in close liaison with Ministry of Social Justice &
Empowerment, NACO, and Ministry of Health Govt. of India to
mainstream HIV/AIDS prevention component in the ongoing
activities of drug demand reduction.
FINGODAP believes that:
1. Drug Abuse is a major and increasing menace which
transcends age, geographical, political, cultural and
religious boundaries, and that it is imperative for GOs as
well as NGOs and national/international institutions and
community to respond emphatically to minimize this scourge.
2. Human resource is the most valuable asset of any
community and that the increasingly widespread multiple
abuse of narcotic drug and psychotropic substance,
particularly amongst the youth, threatens not only the
development but also the social fabric.
3. Increased emphasis should be more on effective preventive
measures to control drug abuse and its hazardous
consequences at regional, national and international levels.
4. There is a need for increased coordination and
cooperation among all concerned at national/international
level particularly NGOs to facilitate the exchange of
information and to carry out the most effective measurers to
combat the drug abuse.
The General Body is the highest authority of the
organization which is comprised of member NGOs. It decides
on general programmes, overall activities of the
organization, elects the Executive Committee, and decides on
amendments to the constitution and By-laws.
The federation elects its office bearers the President, six
Vice Presidents, secretary and the treasurer in its General
Body meeting. All FINGO DAP projects and programs are
coordinated through its Secretariat.
The FINGODAP Secretariat takes initiatives to strengthen the
countrywide program of drug demand reduction and HIV/AIDS
prevention. The secretariat acts as a conduit through which
projects, programs and ad hoc committees are arranged.