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UNODC-GMCP on-site mentoring support resumes in Kenya prisons 

Nairobi, 25 September 2020 - UNODC Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP) on-site support and training delivery on activities to prevent and counter violent extremism in Kenya prisons has officially resumed with the redeployment of two Prison Mentors to the supported Kenya Prison Service institutions – Kamiti, Langata and Shimo La Tewa Command.

This support, which is funded by the British High Commission, had been suspended due to the government's COVID-19 pandemic measures.

Ms. Karin Anderson, UNODC GMCP new prison mentor, who will be embedded at Langata Women’s Prison, and supporting all five institutions as required.

Ms. Anderson comes with almost 20 years of prison management and Prison Officer training experience in Swedish Prison and Probation Service, United Nations Mission in Liberia, Kenyan Prison Service and Hargeisa and Garowe prisons in Somalia.

She will contribute to UNODC’s Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) strategy particularly related to the management of high-risk prisoners in Kenya, through mentoring, delivery of dynamic security, overseeing of vocational training programmes and improvements to prison living conditions.

She will further support components of the Tool-K training for the Risk and Needs Assessment as well as provide technical advice on Security Information Reports (SIR) and monitor continuation of its implementation.

Mr Antony Adams, UNODC Senior Prison Mentor has also commenced work that will support the solid establishment of the PVE strategy in Kenyan prisons, alongside support activities to all five institutions. 

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