Kazakh border officers completed the final in a series of UNODC-organized analytical training courses on methods of information processing and data analysis

On 24-28 May, UNODC, in collaboration with the trainers from the Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Centre for Combating Illicit Trafficking of Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and their Precursors (CARICC), conducted a one-week training course on methods of information processing and analysis for border officers from the Situation Center of the Border Service of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Nur-Sultan. The advanced level training was a follow-up to the trainings conducted on 16-19 February and 9-13 March 2021 and the last in a series of analytical training courses in 2021.

The training course focused on learning advanced Microsoft Excel formulas and functions for analysis and data processing and building interactive Excel dashboards to organize data sets.

Upon the request of the Border Service of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Ms. Rakhima Mansurova, UNODC international expert, provided a session on methods of data processing using Microsoft Excel described in the thesis “Models and methods of border security management” (2018) of Mr. Vladislav Shumov, Ph.D., a member of the International Academy of Informatization (Department of Border Studies). His fields of expertise cover applied mathematics, information technology, border studies and border metrics.

Mr. Yusuf Kurbonov, UNODC International Programme Coordinator, emphasized the importance of enhancing the analytical capacity of border officers. He encouraged national partners to engage more women officers in the future UNODC trainings and activities.

Colonel Igor Cherepkov, Head of Department of the Border Service of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan, thanked UNODC for organizing and successfully completing the analytical training courses in 2021.

Upon completion of the training, the participants were awarded certificates. The participants thanked UNODC for organizing the courses and the trainers for their professionalism. They noted that such courses would enhance the efficiency of their day-to-day job.

Next year, UNODC plans to conduct training-of-trainers courses to create a pool of certified national trainers for the Border Service of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The training courses were organized within the framework of the Cross-Border Cooperation Component of Sub-programme 1 “Countering transnational organized crime, illicit drug trafficking and preventing terrorism” of the UNODC Programme for Central Asia. The component is funded by the Government of Japan.

The activities conducted under the component aim to contribute to the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDG 16.

Through conducting analytical training courses, UNODC supports the Government of Kazakhstan in achieving the target 16.A of the SDG 16 - Strengthen relevant national institutions, including through international cooperation, for building capacity at all levels, in particular in developing countries, to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crime.


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