Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries

Regional training course on "Methods of data collection and forensic information analysis" 

20-22 December 2017, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

Sub Programme 1 on "Regional Law Enforcement Cooperation" of the UNODC Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries (RP) organized a regional training workshop on "Methods of data collection and forensic information analysis" on 20-22 December 2017 in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. Eighteen forensic experts from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan participated in the workshop.

 

During the three-day interactive training, the participants were introduced to best-practices and recent advances in data collection and analysis of forensic information. Participants became familiar with regulations related to forensic-chemical evidence, duties and rights of experts, legal problems and mistakes in the preparation of cases utilizing forensic-chemical evidence in cases of illicit drug trafficking. Furthermore, the forensic experts gained in-depth knowledge of the latest methods of collection and analysis of forensic information as well as on establishment of forensic-chemical databases on national and interagency levels.

All participants expressed their satisfaction and requested the organization of such training courses in the future. 

UNODC thanks the European Union and the People of Japan for supporting this event.