Adoption date 30/10/2016

Support to the strengthening of police information systems in the broader West Africa region

This programme aims to increase the ability of G5 countries to combat organised crime, trafficking and terrorism, by building or strengthening the ability of national administrations to collect, centralise, manage and share data provided by the police.

Main objectives

The overall objective of this Action is to harmonize and structure the national and regional management of police information in the broader West Africa region in order to increase and improve law enforcement capabilities from the concerned countries in their daily work.

1- Building on the results achieved over previous phases, supporting the consolidation and further expansion of the WAPIS system in the four original pilot countries (Benin, Ghana, Mali, Niger);

2- Exploring the feasibility of expanding WAPIS to or supporting and ensuring interoperability of already existing police information systems in other interested countries in ECOWAS region so as to contribute to strengthening their law enforcement capacities to collect, centralize, manage and share police data.

3- Exploring the feasibility of expanding WAPIS to or supporting and ensuring interoperability of already existing police information systems in other interested countries from the G5 Sahel so as to contribute to strengthening their law enforcement capacities to collect, centralize, manage and share police data.

EUTF contribution

  • EUR 8 000 000

Partners

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Addendum

This action in numbers

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4.6 Number of strategies, laws, policies and plans developed and / or directly supported
855
4.2 Number of staff from governmental institutions, internal security forces and relevant non-state actors trained on governance, conflict prevention and human rights
6
5.4 Number of regional cooperation initiatives created, launched or supported