Specialized training in Rabat on investigation techniques and the fight against terrorism

The Office of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Program (UNOCT) and Training in Africa in Rabat began on Monday its second specialized training session focused on investigative techniques and the fight against terrorism. This “Intermediate Level” training will be held from September 5 to 23 with the support of the Australian government, the Brazilian Intelligence Agency (ABIN), the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the National Police of Spain, international institutions, as well as institutions and the Moroccan government, which have made available to the UNOCT Program office in Rabat their renowned expertise in order to strengthen the capacities of law enforcement agencies on the African continent in terms of fight against terrorism, says a UNOCT press release. Contacted by MAP, Mr. Cesar Alvarez Velasquez, Training Coordinator and Program Management Officer UNOCT Rabat explained that “the fundamental objective of this 03-week training is to develop skills in conducting counter-terrorism investigations “. Twenty-four participants from six African countries are taking part in this training, namely Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Nigeria and Senegal, Velasquez said. They have already completed their first level of training called “Fundamental” in June 2022, and the courses provided were theoretical and practical.

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