UNODC continues to strengthen capacities of the Drug Control Agency of Tajikistan’s cadre of instructors

“I knew what pedagogy is, but I had no idea about andragogy [adult education]. I have attended many training courses, but this one was among the best. It not only reminded me of my previous trainer experience but also brought new ideas to the surface,” says General Sheravliyo Mirzoavliyoev, a participant of the training-of-trainers course conducted by UNODC within the framework of the “Tajikistan Drug Control Agency Establishing the Training Academy: Phase II” component.

“Drug Control Agency has a vision of creating a pool of trainers. Having senior experts sit together with the new generation is a great idea. We learned both about new training methods and techniques and shared our own experience in conducting trainings. Training-of-trainers course is an important step forward,” he adds.

The feedback received from other training participants is also very positive:

“I am working in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, and I will serve as a trainer there. I used to think that good training must be supported by high technology devices, but now I know that effective training first needs a well-developed structure with clear goals and objectives,” says Ms. Mohira Shirinova.

Ms. Mumtoz Loikzoda, with nine years of experience in the DCA notes: “I need to develop a separate lesson plan for each training topic to deliver sessions in a more productive way.”

UNODC continues to strengthen the capacities of the Drug Control Agency under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan (DCA) to better gauge and respond to threats of organized crime, including illicit drug trafficking, and ensure effective crime prevention. In this effort, the capacity-building of DCA officers forms a key component for effective and efficient law enforcement activities.

On 8-12 November, UNODC conducted a training-of-trainers (ToT) course for 20 DCA instructors, including three DCA Academic Training Unit staff and five DCA retired officers with extensive experience in delivering trainings.

The ToT courses aim to establish a national pool of law enforcement experts. The trained experts will support DCA with the development of training curriculum and deliver trainings for the staff, provide advice on the application of relevant tools, standards and norms, best practices in design, delivery and evaluation of training programmes. In addition, the ToT courses provide the staff with continuous learning and development opportunities.

Developed training materials included, among others, a training manual and audio-visual products translated into the Tajik language.

The ToT course was delivered by Mr. Mustafa Erten, the UNODC Head of Programme Office in Tajikistan.

The participants thanked organizers for providing them with such learning opportunities and highlighted that the course was very interactive and practical. The post-course assessment showed a 120% increase in knowledge.


The ToT course was organized within the framework of the “Tajikistan Drug Control Agency Establishing the Training Academy: Phase II” 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 U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).


For further information, please contact:


Nurangez Abdulhamidova

Communication and External Relations Officer

UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia (Dushanbe)

Email: nurangez.abdulhamidova[at]