First Mobile eLearning Unit delivered in Africa

The UNODC Regional Office for West and Central Africa (ROSEN), in collaboration with the Global eLearning Programme, delivered the first Mobile eLearning Unit in Africa. The equipment was handed over to the Liberian Drug Enforcement Agency (LDEA) on 8 December 2015.

One of the mobile working stations distributed during the activity

The handover ceremony was attended by the Director General of the LDEA, Hon. Anthony Souh, and representatives of the US Embassy and UNPOL.

Participants during the specialized training session

Immediately after the delivery of the eLearning Unit the first group of 18 Liberian trainers received a specialized training session that will ensure the continuation of the roll-out of training courses in the country. The Mobile Training Unit was delivered jointly with 10 mobile working stations, which grant access to anti-drugs courses developed by UNODC.

UNODC has been supporting the institutional professionalization efforts of the LDEA thanks to funding provided by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of the US Departments of State.

Hon. Anthony Souh recognized the added value of having this flexible and engaging learning tool that will support the learning efforts of LDEA staff in the field of countering international drug trafficking.

Moreover, Officers from the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs and the United Nations Mission in Liberia described the eLearning training as a success, complimenting both the quality of the equipment and the service. Trainees noted that this experience - which they qualified as positive for addressing and increasing their interest in eLearning - constitutes an easy, effective and approachable avenue for capacity-building.

UNODC, UNMIL and INL/US staff

The delivered equipment and available learning modules constitute a crucial step towards knowledge building in Liberia, strengthening technical skills to tackle organized crime in general and drug trafficking in particular.

UNODC, alongside international partners, will continue facilitating the implementation of similar experiences with more users, online and offline across Africa.

For more information:

UNODC Global eLearning Programme

UNODC and WACI in West and Central Africa

UNODC Sahel Programme