Training course: “Principles and Methods of Police Evaluation” Operational Analysis


From 17 to 25 April 2012, the African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT) with the technical and financial support of the German Federal Police (BKA) organized a training course on “Principles and Methods of Police Evaluation: Operational Analysis,” at its headquarters in Algiers.

This training course is the first regionally based training of a series of others to come in the African Union’s effort to help provide the continent with professionally skilled officers and strengthen member states capacity to successfully prevent and combat terrorism and other transnational organized crimes.

The training course aims to enhance the analytical capacity, in operational information analysis and evaluations of terrorism and transnational organized crime, of participating member states and regional mechanisms.

Participants to the course are drawn among officials from the Sahel countries (Algeria, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mauritania, Niger, and Nigeria) and the Sahel UFL, the Mission Analysis Mission Cell (MAC) of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Somali Transitional Federal Government (TFG)/ Somalia’s National Security Agency (SNSA). The training course therefore, is also intended to building the capacity of the TFG as part of AMISOM’s exit strategy.

It is to highlight that the ACSRT has been working hand in hand with the Somali transitional authorities and AMISOM which is helping the people of Somalia fight Al-Shabaab and create a conducive environment for dialogue and reconciliation.

To improve coordination and maximize synergies the AU Chairperson Special Representative in charge of Counter‐Terrorism Cooperation/ACSRT Director, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Jose Madeira worked together with the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Boubacar Gaoussou Diara, and the Somali authorities in the establishment of the AMISOM-TFG Liaison and Fusion Centre which, we believe will allow for a better information sharing among the parties involved in the fight against terrorism in that beleaguered African Union member state.

The ACSRT, the Countries of the Field, the Sahel and Somalia UFLs, the TFG-SNSA and AMISOM will continue working together to enhance African Member States’ counter-terrorism capacities.