PRESS RELEASE: Achievement unlocked – First CMC Finland training to better tackle organized crime in Somalia


Last week, EU Civilian Training Initiative (EUCTI) consortium implemented a course on Advisory Support to Tackling Organised Crime. From 5th to 7th September Crisis Management Centre (CMC) Finland and Research Initiative on Organised Crime (RIOC) in Mogadishu, Somalia supported the implementation of the training in the field.

The course was designed for monitors, trainers, advisors, and mentors working for international missions and operations in Somalia, and it aimed to enhance capacities of the organisations to assist local authorities in countering organised crime. The content of the course was strongly based on theoretical approach, as it coached the participants on topics such as how to transform a strategic initiative into strategic advice, and how to set indicators to measure effectiveness of strategic advisory work. The training was targeting seasoned professionals who already have gained advisory experience in international operations.

Altogether 18 experts working for EUCAP Somalia and a police adviser colleague from United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) participated in this course. Based on the in- and out-test results, the participants met all three learning objectives:

  • Firstly, they have a better understanding of the current policy debates regarding international support to tackling organised crime in different international organisations.
  • Secondly, they are now familiar with the relevant international policy frameworks and have an overview of the tools of strategic advisory work.
  • Thirdly, the participants have an enhanced capability of self-reflection in personal skills required in advisory work in the international setting.

EUCTI thanks EUCAP for hosting the first-ever in-country training in Mogadishu!