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West African Regional Training Center: Gaining Momentum

Posted by Rick Phipps on Dec 10, 2013 10:00:33 AM

In just under a year, our Regional Training Center (RTC) in Accra Ghana has held twenty activities for the sponsor organization, U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics & Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), and four more events for other USG agencies. Already, we are making plans already for a slate of 20+ West Africa regional programs in 2014.

Not only have we have expanded our staff and boosted our technical capacities to meet the demand, CTP is arranging to lease additional space in the same building. These efforts and activities are all contributing the West Africa Cooperative Security Initiative (WACSI), aiming to stabilize the region and reduce transnational crime in Africa. Just since July, we have worked with our USG counterparts to plan and manage the following workshops at CTP’s Accra facility:

  • Financial Investigative Criminal Analysis (FICA)
  • Counter Narcotics Agent Training
  • Financial Investigations (FI)
  • Opening an Office of Professional Responsibility
  • Transnational Organized Crime Initiative (TOCI)

Look for another blog soon on the details of our 2014 activities at the West African Regional Training Center in Accra Ghana. If you have questions, please contact Bill Kuhn at

Topics: African Training Center, regional security, transnational crime, News & Noteworthy, WACSI Initiative