Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism – the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism’s Rabat Programme Office for Counter-Terrorism and Training in Africa held the first graduation ceremony of the Specialised Training Curriculum on Counter-Terrorism Investigations at Al Akhawayn University (AUI).
During the ceremony, 23 law enforcement officers including seven (7) female officers, from 6 six African countries namely, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Nigeria and Senegal, were honoured with an executive diploma issued by UNOCT and AUI for the successful completion of this training on strengthening technical capacities to investigate terrorism-related crimes.
The 400 hours of in-person training includes 4 modules, covering the foundational, intermediate, advanced and trainer levels over a period of one calendar year. Upon completion of all 4 levels, the graduates will transfer their knowledge by training other law enforcement officers in their home country, with the support of the relevant national training institutions, national police academies, and UNOCT Programme Office for Counter-Terrorism and Training in Africa.
Designed and delivered by the UNOCT Programme Office in Rabat and the Global Counter-Terrorism Investigations Programme, this training is the first Specialised Training Curriculum to be certified by a university.