Guardia Civil trains more than 288 professionals in Ghana, Kenya, Senegal and Spain through the CT Public Spaces project
In the framework of the CT Public Spaces project to improve the protection of public spaces against terrorist attacks in Ghana, Kenya and Senegal, the Guardia Civil has carried out a large number of training sessions, both in Spain (at the facilities of the Rural Action Unit (UAR) in Logroño and in the partner countries.
During the first quarter of 2022, 106 national security professionals from Ghana, Kenya and Senegal have been trained, bringing the total number of trained security professionals to more than 288 to date. They have been trained in different techniques, all of them focused on protecting the population in public spaces where large events of all kinds are held, such as religious, sporting or musical events. Protection is also aimed at key infrastructures, such as airports, stations or ports, and other spaces with a large flow of people, such as hotel complexes or shopping centres, among others.
Everything learned in the UAR is then replicated in Ghana, Kenya and Senegal by the trained personnel with the support of the Guardia Civil specialists, thus guaranteeing the sustainability of the project.
Specifically, during the first quarter of 2022, 13 training sessions have taken place in Logroño, Ghana, Kenya and Senegal and two monitoring and coordination missions have been carried out in the partner countries. In February, the team visited Nairobi (Kenya) for the third time and was received by the director of the National Counter-Terrorism Centre, the director of the Counter-Terrorism Unit of the Criminal Investigation Directorate and the European Union delegation.
A third mission will soon take place in Accra where another command and control training is planned, with senior professionals from the Counter-Terrorism Fusion Centre and the Ghana Police Service as participants.
About the project:
The CT Public Spaces project, funded by the European Union and jointly managed by the Guardia Civil and the FIIAPP, aims to prevent and reduce terrorist attacks and their effects on public spaces in Ghana, Kenya and Senegal. It promotes the reinforcement of local capacities for the protection of these infrastructures and spaces, focusing mainly on the specific training of police personnel in these countries.