Computer-based training courses to start in India
New Delhi (India), 16 February 2010 - On 4 and 5 February 2010, an introductory meeting on providing computer-based training to law enforcement officers was held in New Delhi to explore the possibility of expanding the current programme in India. The meeting was organized within the framework of a UNODC project on
strengthening drug law enforcement capacities in South Asia. On the first day, the meeting was held at the National Academy of Customs Excise and Narcotics -
NACEN. On the second, and last, day the meeting took place at the
UNODC office in New Delhi.
Twelve participants attended the meeting from three different Government organizations involved in law enforcement training: NACEN, the Narcotics Control Bureau -
NCB and the Central Bureau of Narcotics -
The presentation on the computer-based training programme generated great interest. The meeting is expected to foster a review of computer-based courses with a view to customizing content and determining the relevance of such training for the various organizations involved. The review will be conducted at the UNODC office in New Delhi and at the NACEN complex, where the computer-based training programme was installed.
This encouraging first step confirms the potential for future UNODC computer-based training activities in India.
The introductory meeting on computer-based training was made possible through the coordinated efforts of the National Academy of Customs Excise and Narcotics, the Narcotics Control Bureau, the Central Bureau of Narcotics and the UNODC Regional Centre for East Asia and the Pacific in the framework of the projects on
strengthening drug law enforcement capacities in South Asia. The Computer-based Training Unit in Bangkok at the UNODC Regional Centre for East Asia and the Pacific has managed the implementation of computer-based courses in over 52 countries and has established over 300 training centres worldwide.