During the period from September 11 to September 15, at the initiative of the State Border Service (SBS) of the Kyrgyz Republic, with the support of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Project XAC/K22 – “Countering Afghan Opiates Trafficking through the Northern Route by Strengthening Key Checkpoints and Establishment of Border Liaison Offices”, CARICC staff organized and conducted the next stage of training for border guards in practical application specialized software “i2 iBase” and “i2 Analyst Notebook” in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, at the Center of Excellence facilities of Kyrgyz SBS.
In addition, during the training, CARICC staff shared expertise in the application of geoinformation system “ArcGIS” for information and analytical work on collection, analysis and preparation of tabular data for graphical display in an electronic map.
Upon completion of the theoretical lectures, practical classes were held with the target group, which is a necessary link in this training.
The final stage of this training was an extensive practical training based on information from “i2 iBase” database related to revealed cases of offenses at the state border of the Kyrgyz Republic.
According to the conditions of the practical session, the border guards analyzed data obtained using applications of the specialized software “i2 iBase” and “ArcGIS” and provided possible recommendations on further measures to be undertaken by forces and facilities of the State Border Service of the Kyrgyz Republic at the state border sections.
In general, according to the participants’ assessments, the training fully met the functional duties of attendees, and has proved to be very useful in the daily service and operational activities of the KR State Border Service staff.
Earlier, CARICC staff implemented a series of activities aimed at enhancing capacities of the Border Service of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
During the period from April 2016 to May 2017, eight (8) such trainings with the participation of 128 servicemen of the Border Service of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan were conducted.