UNODC conducted a computer course for Tajik border officers-analysts

On 17-21 May, UNODC conducted a five-day computer course for ten border officers from analytical divisions of the units of the Border Troops of the State Committee for National Security of the Republic of Tajikistan.

The course aimed to enhance the computer skills of border officers to effectively analyze and process information and contribute to strengthening the capacity of the information-analytical system of the Border Troops of Tajikistan.

In her opening address, Ms. Sita Farrell, Director, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Office at the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe, noted: “The goal of the training is to improve the Border Troops’ capacity through enhancing its officers’ analytical skills in more efficiently addressing the cross-border threats that include smuggling of drugs, goods, and people. The U.S. government once again reaffirms its commitment to helping Tajikistan secure its borders from external threats.”

“The course will improve the computer skills of border guards to develop, process, and analyze information on the border situation for their tactical operations. UNODC stays committed to further improve the capacity of the Border Troops through organizing technical trainings. We are grateful to the US INL for funding these programmes,” said Ms. Ashita Mittal, UNODC Regional Representative for Central Asia, in her welcome speech.

Upon completion of the training, the participants were awarded certificates.

The feedback received from the participants at the end of the course was very positive. They thanked UNODC for organizing the course and noted that such courses would enhance the efficiency of their work. The trainees requested to increase the hours of the course to give more time for developing new skills.

The course was delivered by the national trainers - border officers who completed the UNODC training-of-trainers courses.

A similar course was delivered for the second group of ten border officers-analysts the following week.

The course was organized as part of the UNODC Initiative on Strengthening Control along the Tajik-Afghan Border under the UNODC Regional Programme for Central Asia 2015-2021. The initiative is in line with the National Border Management Strategy of the Republic of Tajikistan for 2010-2025 and is focused to utilize the train-the-trainer approach to ensure the sustainability of intelligence collection methods and analytical capabilities.

The initiative is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).


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Nurangez Abdulhamidova

Communication and External Relations Officer

UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia (Dushanbe)

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