Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries

UNODC assist West and Central Asian to learn best world practices

in law enforcement training

8-9 November,  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

On 8-9 November 2018, the 3 rd meeting of the Regional Working Group on Law Enforcement Training (RWGT) was held in tandem with the annual conference of the "LE TrainNet - Law Enforcement Training Network" initiative. This annual global level conference, brings together experts and practitioners from all over the world to present new advances, developments and techniques related to Law Enforcement (LEF) training. 

The back-to back events run this year in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, allowed senior officials and heads of LEF academies from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Republic of Uzbekistan to learn from and study international good practices in the run up to their own regular regional working group. Running the events together also gave an opportunity for networking and developing new associations with institutions of higher learning from around the world.

­During the meeting, participants discussed issues related to strengthening partnerships and coordination in the region, improving the efficiency of the law enforcement training, standardization of training curricula, and further intra-regional exchanges on LEF training.

Mr. Rovshan Alimov, Deputy head of the State Security Service Institute of Uzbekistan, has stated that "running the RWGT and LE TrainNet Initiative global meeting jointly was important and a very useful initiative. Participants benefited in learning and sharing best practices on law enforcement training from various regions of the world."

Mr. Wardak Shafee, senior official from Counter Narcotic Police Academy of Afghanistan, has expressed his high appreciation to the international community and especially UNODC for "providing ongoing technical support related to capacity building of instructors in different areas related to countering drugs and crime, construction of facilities and equipping them with learning tools such as computer based training terminals and detection equipment, for learning/training purposes." He underlined the importance of the Regional Working Group on Training in light of technological advancements and changes in the learning methodologies, that require serious changes in law enforcement education programs and curricula.

The meeting was organized under the auspices of the UNODC Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries and funded by the European Union.