UNODC and Academy of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Tajikistan Cooperate to Enhance Knowledge and Skills on Criminal Intelligence Analysis and Information Management

21 October 2019, Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Regional Office for Central Asia inaugurated the Resource Center at the Academy of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Tajikistan (MOI). The equipment, including 20 Computers, UPSs, a printer, a projector and a screen were provided by UNODC for this knowledge hub.

This equipment will serve to enhance the knowledge and the skills of the students of the MOI Academy in the area of criminal intelligence analysis and information management, as well as will further develop the mechanisms for collection, analysis, exchange and dissemination of information between the analysts and the law enforcement officers.

Ms. Amelia Hannaford, Head of UNODC Programme Office in Tajikistan highlighted the importance of skills in the area of Intelligence analysis and Intelligence led policing for the students of the Academy. It was noted that UNODC will continue to support the training courses, procurement of equipment and will further facilitate the exchange of knowledge among the law enforcement agencies of the countries in the region.

General Sharifzoda Fayzali Rakhmonali noted that the Academy will continue to support joint capacity building initiatives for the law enforcement officers of the country.

The assistance was provided in the frame of the "Drug Law Enforcement systems for criminal intelligence collection, analysis and exchange and pilot intelligence led policing" component of the Sub-Programme 1 of the UNODC Program for Central Asia 2015-2019.

This initiative will contribute to achievement of the target 16.A of the Sustainable Development Goals - 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 by the Government of Tajikistan. The activity is generously funded by the US State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.

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