National Law Enforcement Conference on e-Learning
Commemorating 100 Thousand Hours of the Training Milestone
In collaboration with Ministry of Interior & Narcotics Control, and National Police Bureau, Government of Pakistan
e-Learning is UNODC's global flag ship initiative that uses audio-visual media to deliver international best practice knowledge and awareness to law enforcement personnel, on issues related to drugs and crime. With 92 e-Learning courses on offer by UNODC, delivered across 40 e-Learning centers in the training establishments of law enforcement in Pakistan, the breadth of knowledge and scope of delivery has ensured maximum attendance, and knowledge gains. Since 2010, UNODC's e-Learning platform has delivered training to more than 15,000 law enforcement personnel in Pakistan. This amounts to more than 100 thousand hours of training on core law enforcement functions including: searches and interdiction techniques, evidence collection and preservation, detecting and investigating transnational organized crimes, criminal intelligence, and crime scene investigations.
In order to commemorate the impressive array of e-Learning achievements in the training standardization of law enforcement agencies in Pakistan, UNODC is organizing a National Conference on e-Learning for Pakistan's Law Enforcement on 12th November 2014, in Islamabad, Pakistan. The underlying theme of the summit is to galvanize UNODC's partnership with Government of Pakistan (GoP), in implementing its policy priorities in line with the international best practices. It will highlight the role of the e-Learning platform in broadening the knowledge base and field effectiveness of law enforcement personnel; while emphasizing the need for further expansion of the programme, and of all-encompassing ownership for long-term sustainability.
Objectives of the Conference:
- To highlight the role of the e-Learning platform in broadening the knowledge base and field effectiveness of law enforcement personnel.
- To seek national and international stakeholders' cooperation for the expansion and adoption of law enforcement training standardization, to achieve better criminal justice outcomes.
Twenty Pakistani law enforcement agencies have partnered with UNODC for training of their personnel. The conference will be attended by the senior representatives, heads/deputies of security agencies, and their respective training establishments. In addition, members of the Government of Pakistan Ministries, Diplomatic Missions, UN Agencies, International NGOs, and experts from the academia are invited to the Conference.
Major government entities that are part of the countrywide e-Learning programme include: National Police Academy, Federal Investigation Agency, Pakistan Rangers, Pakistan Customs, Anti Narcotics Force, Airports Security Force, Pakistan Coast Guards, Pakistan Maritime Security Agency, Frontier Corps Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Frontier Corps Balochistan, Frontier Constabulary, Balochistan Constabulary, Punjab Police, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police, Islamabad Capital Territory Police, Balochistan Police, Sindh Police, Gilgit-Baltistan Police and Azad Jammu & Kashmir Police
UNODC e-Learning Programme:
e-Learning is UNODC's global initiative and is being delivered in 18 different languages, across 52 countries. In Pakistan's context, the strength of this training programme emanates from its relevance to a broad range of agencies and crime types. e-Learning's geographic and thematic reach helps meet the challenges faced by the country's diverse law enforcement landscape, and security environment. Today, it is contributing towards the capacity building of 20 law enforcement agencies where it complements other traditional trainingmethods; thus contributing towards a more progressive approach towards learning.
Through e-Learning, UNODC has provided a flexible and cost effective solution to Pakistan's law enforcement agencies. This platform offers an interactive approach, which is more engaging and easy to comprehend. The e-Learning modules allow the transfer of standardized knowledge across all centers, thus ensuring the uniformity in training across all regions and agencies; and promoting among personnel a common understanding of issues related to drugs and crime. The platform's interactive approach ensures higher knowledge retention rate, as it appeals to broader audience and wide-ranging learning style.
UNODC e-Learning Programme Achievements & Impact:
The e-Learning Programme is cross cutting and contributes towards five UNODC Country Programme outcomes. It makes a strategic contribution towards the strengthening of Pakistan's law enforcement in spheres of: identifying and acting upon drug and precursor smuggling: combating human trafficking and migrant smuggling operations: strengthening border management, including cross-border collaboration, and effective delivery of law enforcement services. Since the start of the e-Learning programme in 2010, UNODC has accomplished an impressive array of achievements such as:
- 20 Pakistani law enforcement agencies are using e-Learning platform.
- 40 e-Learning centers are now operational across Pakistan.
- 15,000+ law enforcement personnel have been trained in Pakistan.
- 100,000+ hours of law enforcement training have been imparted using the e-Learning platform.
- e-Learning modules' national percentage knowledge gain stands at 81%.
- Qualitatively management and decision-making knowledge of law enforcement personnel have been enhanced.
- e-Learning has built awareness on human rights, and improved capacity in search techniques, evidence collection, criminal intelligence, and crime scene investigation.