Early February Willem van Nieuwkerk, Adeline Tibakweitira and Lieselotte Heederik embarked on a tour of Jakarta, Bogor and Bandung for the launch of the project Building capacity for training on combating transnational crime (CB-CTC). The beneficiaries of this project will be the Training Centres on Intelligence and on Criminal Investigation of the Indonesian National Police (INP).
Indonesia has ratified the United Nations Convention on Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and is struggling with the rise in transnational criminal activity in the areas of human trafficking, illegal fishing, trade in wildlife and forest products, as well as drug trafficking. The Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC) is a promoter of international best practices in Indonesia for capacity building on combating transnational crime, and through this project these standards of good practice will be used to further develop, strengthen and adjust the training programs within the Intelligence Training Centre and the Training Centre on Criminal Investigation of the INP.
The Education and Training Institute of the INP (Lemdikpol) will participate to provide guidelines on curriculum development and accreditation of the curriculum by the INP.
Fine tuning the project
In addition to becoming acquainted with the men and women responsible for running the beneficiary institutions, the CILC team used their meetings with stakeholders to discuss how the project will be implemented and to reach a better shared understanding of the expected outcomes of the project.
This included a 5 C(apabilitites) Workshop, attended by staff of both JCLEC and the Intelligence Training Institute, and a baseline study conducted at JCLEC and both training institutes, as well as a Steering Committee Meeting. Their outcomes will be used to further fine-tune the project’s design.
In addition to the visit of JCLEC training premises, two site visits were conducted to the Training Centre for Criminal Investigation in Bogor and the Intelligence Training Institute in Bandung. These trips proved to be very conducive to an improved understanding of the training conditions at each institute. On the way back the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) was visited to further discuss the technical aspects of the project related to computer based trainings and other ICT needs. The road-trip ended in Jakarta with a final visit to Lemdikpol and the Dutch Embassy.