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GLO/U61 - UNODC Global eLearning-making the world safer from drugs, crime and terrorism

1. Project Code and Sector

No. and Title: GLO/U61 - UNODC Global eLearning-making the world safer from drugs, crime and terrorism
Duration: 4 years (26 July 2010 - 31 July 2014)
Status/Starting Date: 26 July 2010
Project Function: Rule of Law
Government Counterpart Agency: Government counterparts will include law enforcement agencies and specialist groups involved with the fight against drugs and crime from around the world
Executing Agency: UNODC Regional Centre for East Asia and the Pacific
Aggregate Budget: US$ 5,000,000

 

2. Project Background and Justification

This project builds on the experience and achievements of previous UNODC Computer Based Training (CBT) developed and implemented around the globe. CBT will be integrated into a global e-Learning strategy for training law enforcement personnel, thereby strengthening the capacity of Governments to counter transnational organized crime and illicit trafficking and smuggling.

A dedicated Computer Based Training Unit (CBTU) will be established at the UNODC Regional Centre for East Asia Pacific (in Bangkok, Thailand) to support e-Learning activities/projects in partner countries.

The primary role of the CBTU will be to provide overall quality support and assurance to the process of CBT centre establishment and maintenance in partner countries , including providing support for:

  • Training needs assessments and capacity/feasibility studies
  • Curriculum review and integration of CBT into the core curricula of local training institutions
  • Establishment of appropriate trainee identification and selection criteria and processes
  • Training of local managers to establish and sustainable maintain CBT centres
  • Establishment of suitable dedicated training centre facilities, including (as appropriate) provision of computer hardware
  • Installation of required software, including the Learning Management System
  • Provision of existing training modules when already appropriate to local cultural and linguistic context
  • Modification of existing training modules to the local cultural and linguistic context where required
  • Development of new training modules, based on priorities and demand
  • Monitoring and evaluation of project implementation and delivery of effective learning outcomes; and
  • Managing a process of continuous improvement with respect to UNODC's CBT service delivery


Within East Asia, the initial focus of work will on supporting ongoing and new CBT activities in Timor-Leste, Indonesia, the Greater Mekong Sub-region and other interested ASEAN countries (e.g. Philippines and Malaysia). The opportunities for providing support to Pacific island nations (and issues of technical feasibility) will be assessed during 2010 as part of the development of a UNODC Pacific Programme Strategy Framework.

Key new training modules to be developed are expected to include: Smuggling of Migrants, Trafficking in Persons, Environmental Crimes, Protecting Vulnerable Groups (Child sex-exploitation and domestic violence), Human Rights, Corruption and Cyber-crime (among others).

 

3. Immediate Objective, Outputs and Main Activities

Objective: Enhancing a law enforcement response to Global Human Security challenges.

Outcome 1: Informed and capable law enforcement officers who have responsibility for protecting the rule of law and promoting health and development

Output 1: SUSTAINABILITY; Effective CBT coordination, management and financing systems established and sustained within UNODC.

Activities:

  • Recruit CBTU staff and provide ongoing human resource development and management support
  • Prepare Terms of Reference for, select, recruit and manage required short-term consultancy and other contracted inputs, including for training module development
  • Prepare and regularly review/update CBTU work plans and budgets
  • Manage CBTU finance/budget and provide regular expenditure reports
  • Develop a Resource Mobilization Strategy
  • Presentation of CBT to specific donor groups
  • Conduct global and regional CBT workshops
  • Assess and upgrade existing CBT sites around the world
  • Upskill existing partners with current modules
  • Marketing and promotional materials
  • Establish a CBT Helpdesk and develop a CBT website
  • Prepare quarterly, six-monthly and an annual progress report on project implementation performance, with a focus on results achieved/supported
  • Establish and maintain effective coordination and communication mechanisms within UNODC, with partner government officials, CBT Centers, key donors and other concerned stakeholders
  • Establish and support a project advisory committee, including the conduct of annual Tripartite Reviews
  • Develop high quality visibility / marketing materials to promote the benefits of the CBT programme and support fund/friend raising

Output 2: DESIGN; Training Needs Assessments effectively carried out with partners.

Activities:

  • Develop and refine training need and capacity assessment methodologies on an ongoing basis, based on consultation and partners and lessons learned
  • Liaise with partner government authorities interested in CBT centre establishment as well as existing centers interested in technical support for further needs/capacity assessments
  • Plan for and conduct needs assessments in the field
  • Prepare documented assessments and discuss with partners
  • As appropriate, develop CBT centre establishment plans with clients, including with respect to respective responsibilities, UNODC quality assurance requirements and sustainable financing plans.
  • Development of Training Needs Assessment Tool
  • Training Needs Assessment reports converted into project concepts
  • Validation meetings held

Output 3: DEVELOPMENT New and/or adapted CBT training modules developed to meet local needs.

Activities:

  • Preliminary meeting with UNODC Project Coordinator
  • Development of course content
  • Preparation of rough scripts
  • Preparation of storyboards
  • Preparation of rough modules
  • Quality assurance (including field testing)
  • Preparation of finished modules
  • Delivery of modules
  • Initial priorities include the development of modules on:
  • Smuggling of migrants
  • Investigating human trafficking
  • Wildlife trafficking
  • Forest crimes
  • Identity crime
  • Cyber crime and E-commerce
  • Counterfeit goods
  • Advances in Transport and Communication
  • Child sex exploitation
  • Community policing
  • HIV Aids for law enforcement
  • Human rights
  • Violence against women
  • Anti Corruption
  • Sea Piracy
  • Arms Trafficking

Output 4: DELIVERY; CBT Training Centers effectively established/supported and operational, based on clear agreements and implementation plans.

Activities:

  • Module produced in English and adapted into various languages
  • Modules field tested in selected sites
  • Agreements in use
  • Institutionalization
  • Assessing access to and quality of CBT facilities
  • Assessing viability of other training facilities for delivery of CBT
  • Identification of local training managers, and provision of training to them
  • Support to establishment of effective trainee selection procedures
  • Installing modules in targeted centers
  • Supporting training managers in initial training delivery
  • Monitoring and evaluating the impact of the training
  • Supporting training managers to develop and implement sustainability strategies; and
  • Institutionalizing CBT into ongoing law enforcement training programmes.

Output 5: M&E; mid term review, end of phase evaluation and other required analytical reports and learning products produced and disseminated to stakeholders.

Activities:

  • LMS use analysis-review
  • PAC Reviews
  • Mid-term review
  • Workshop to review preliminary findings and provide feedback
  • Terminal evaluation
  • Review of the strengths and weaknesses of the existing system
  • Review student testing methodologies
  • Clarify and agree on expected/desired data outputs, including feasibility
  • Develop improved student testing methodologies, including methods for (selectively) assessing impact of the training back in the workplace
  • Develop improved software for the LMS
  • Implement improved systems and practices for data generation, analysis, reporting and use
  • Provide on the job support and training to CBT centre managers
  • Review and analyze the data generated on a regular basis, and provide analytical reports to stakeholders.