UNODC conducted a series of three-day training-of-trainers courses on methods of intelligence data analysis in Dushanbe

From 16 to 27 February, UNODC conducted a series of three-day training-of-trainers courses on methods of intelligence data analysis in Dushanbe. The training was a part of a series of training courses to enhance the analytical and intelligence capacities of the Tajik Border Troops analyst officers.

The trainees were divided into three groups, and each group attended a three-day training within the next days to follow precautionary measures for COVID-19.

Twenty border officers from analytical divisions of the units of the Border Troops in Sughd, Khatlon and Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Regions of Tajikistan attended the training to develop their skills to teach and transfer knowledge further within their respective services. During the training, the officers enhanced their knowledge on conducting and planning of information and analytical work, methods of data collection and analysis, methods to analyze information related to the situation at the border areas, conducting information and psychological operations, interagency information sharing cooperation, conducting media monitoring to assess and rapidly respond to information related to border security, among other issues.

“The border guards are most often at the forefront of responding to many crises in the society and face many challenges while performing their duties of providing security. Therefore, it is highly important to strengthen their expertise in various areas,” said Ms. Nargis Ismatova, National Programme Officer in her opening speech. “We are also pleased to see women border officers taking part in this training. This demonstrates that the Border Troops leadership attaches particular importance to mainstreaming a gender perspective in the border management policy of Tajikistan.”

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

“After attending this training, the participants are equipped with the necessary practical skills to deliver similar training courses for other colleagues,” said in his closing speech the national trainer, Colonel Jumakhon Jumakhonov, Deputy Head of the Regional Department of the Border Troops in Khatlon Region. He thanked UNODC for continuous support in enhancing the analytical expertise of border officers.

The feedback received from the participants at the end of the training was very positive. They thanked UNODC for organizing the course.

“These three days were very fruitful. We gained new knowledge and enhanced our intelligence analysis skills which enable us to train our colleagues on-site. It would be beneficial to lengthen the duration of the training to give us more time for developing new skills in such important issues as border security and management,” said one of the trainees.

The training-of-trainers 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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