The UNODC Global Firearms Programme (GFP) held a four-day Training of trainers for the Internal Taxation Authority of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ITA) on 26 – 29 July 2021 on detecting firearms, their parts and ammunition in postal shipments, with the focus on supporting ITA Customs to increase efficiency and effectiveness in combating firearms trafficking. The training was focused on developing training skills of future trainers in understanding threats, identification of firearms and risk assessment and risk indicators. In total, 20 participants from ITA Head Quarters, Regional Center Banja Luka, Regional Center Sarajevo, Regional Center Mostar, and from Customs Sarajevo Airport have been trained over the course of four days.
During the training, participants have learned about the role of the trainer, the systematic approach to training and how to perform effective training. All participants have taken part in the exercise on the preparation and delivery of training sessions at the practical training with the x-ray scanner giving all the participants an opportunity to combine practical skills and the knowledge gained in the lectures.
This activity is implemented with the financial support provided by Germany, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Sweden and Norway through the Western Balkans SALW Control Roadmap Trust Fund and supported by the European Union.