Stories from UNODC - Eastern Africa

Enhancing Effective and Victim-Centred Criminal Justice Responses to Trafficking in Persons in Rwanda-Training on Investigation and Prosecution of Trafficking in Persons Cases in Rwanda

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KIGALI - On 20 - 22 December 2017, participants and UNODC experts had lively discussions and exchanges about how to best address Trafficking in Persons cases in Rwanda and follow a victim-centred approach. UNODC together with the Government of Rwanda and in cooperation with the IOM, hosted a 3-day Training of Trainers Workshop with the goal of enhancing the investigation and prosecution of Trafficking in Persons cases whilst simultaneously ensuring a victim-centred approach.

Within the framework of the UNODC Global Programme against Trafficking (2008 - 2018) and Regional Programme for Eastern Africa on Promoting the Rule of Law and Human Security in Eastern Africa (2016 - 2021), the event was held at the Golden Tulip La Palisse Hotel in Nyamata with financial support of the U.S. Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. The event brought together 26 experts from the Rwanda National Police, Rwanda Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration, and National Public Prosecution Authority including Witness/Victims Support Unit. Read More



UNODC Enhances Terrorism Prevention Skills In Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

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NAIROBI - UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa recently completed three national training workshops aimed at enhancing investigations and intelligence capacities to counter terrorism in Eastern Africa. 60 law enforcement officials benefited from the three 3-day training workshops held in Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya during November 2017.

The 3-day national training workshops, organized and presented in cooperation with the Uganda Police Force, Tanzania Police Force and Kenya National Police Service, are being funded by the Federal Government of Germany's Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of UNODC's wider sub-programme on Terrorism Prevention in Eastern Africa, currently being implemented within the framework of the UNODC Regional Programme for Eastern Africa (2016 - 2021). Read More



Doors Open To Kwale's First MAT Clinic With UNODC's Support

Governor Kwale, H.E Salim Mvurya delivers the speechKwale, 02 October 2017- The Governor of Kwale H.E Salim Mvurya inaugurated the first clinic for medically assisted treatment (MAT) in the County. Surrounded by the county team, representatives from NASCOP, USAID, UNODC, civil society organisation, clients and family members, he unveiled a plaque to commemorate the event with distinguished guests.

UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa officially handed over the medically assisted therapy (MAT) clinic in Kwale to the County Government. The clinic, which is now part of Kombani Health Centre, started registering male and female clients who inject drugs as their first clients on this historic day. It is the 4th clinic at the Kenyan Coast to be handed over to counties by UNODC. The facilities and the technical support provided is included in the context of a comprehensive national programme aimed at curbing the HIV epidemic among people who use drugs in Kenya - an effort of getting Kenya closer to meeting zero new infection by 2030.

The inauguration of the new clinic was made possible through the financial support of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and technical support of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).  Read More




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