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Nairobi, 17 October 2014 – IGAD Security Sector Program (ISSP) held a four days advanced regional training on “The Concepts and Investigation Techniques of Cybercrim” from 14-17 October 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya.  The training is the first of its kind in the IGAD Region that grabbed the attention of high level officials.  It was a unique activity that also show-cased the regional experts, specifically from Sudan, on Cybercrime and IT.  The training was officially opened by Commander Abebe Muluneh, the Head of ISSP.  It was chaired by Commander Tuemay Aregawi, the Head of Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) Pillar at ISSP.

“ISSP has never dared to touch on the topic of Cybercrime”, said Commander Abebe on his opening remark.  The need to conduct this advanced training became eminent as Cybercrime is a global security challenge of our time connected with the ever growing cyber technology, connectivity, expanding access to sophisticated technology and tools which perpetrators can exploit to undermine cyber-security even the most protected national security platforms. The overall objective of the training was to equip delegates with the overall knowledge of the concept, meaning, typologies and threats of cybercrime; and technical skills on how to detect and investigate cybercrime. The training also aimed to contribute to the strengthening of member states' law enforcement capacity to counter cybercrime.

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Juba, 3 October 2014 – IGAD Security Sector Program (ISSP) conducted a two days validation workshop on the “National Assessment on the needs and relevance of Security Sector Reform/Transformation and DDR for South Sudan” from 30 September to 1 October 2014 in Juba, South Sudan.

The meeting was officially opened by the Representative of the Government of Republic of South Sudan; Ambassador Mohammed Hassan, Director General of Bilateral & Regional Relation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Commander Tuemay Aregawi and Mr. Khalid Abdelrahman, the Pillar Heads of Transnational Organized Crime and Security Institutions Capacity Building at ISSP, respectively, chaired the meeting.

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Mombasa, 3 October 2014 – IGAD Security Sector Program (ISSP) held a three days regional training workshop on “Human Rights and Counter Terrorism” from 30 September to 2 October 2014 in Mombasa, Kenya.  The training was conducted in collaboration with the United Nations on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC).  The meeting was officially opened by Commander Abebe Muluneh, the Head of ISSP, and co-presided by Mr. Ulrich Grams from UNODC.  Dr. Simon Nyambura, the Counter Terrorism Pillar Head chaired the meeting and senior officials from the IGAD Secretariat facilitated the meeting as moderators.

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Bishoftu (Ethiopia), 23 September 2014 – IGAD Security Sector Program (ISSP) convened a five days regional training workshop on Integrated Border Management (IBM) from 22nd to 26th September 2014 in Bishoftu, Ethiopia.  The meeting was officially opened by Commander Abebe Muluneh, the Head of ISSP.   Commander Tuemay Aregawi and Mr. Khalid Abdelrahman, the Pillar Heads of Transnational Organized Crime and Security Institutions Capacity Building, respectively, chaired the meeting. 

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Addis Ababa, 17 September 2014 – IGAD Security Sector Program (ISSP) concluded a two days high level regional workshop to promote and sensitize the IGAD Conventions on Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) and Extradition on 16-17 September 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  The meeting was officially opened by Ambassador Tewolde Gebremeskel, the Director of Peace & Security Division of IGAD and was co-presided by Commander Abebe Muluneh, the Head of ISSP.   Mr. Khalid Abdelrahman, the Head of Security Institutions Capacity Building Pillar at ISSP, chaired the meeting. 

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