The IIJ held its Opening Workshop of its Project “Rehabilitating and Reintegrating Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters” in Attard with the support of the Netherlands and Canada.
This workshop brought together National senior officials from countries from the Sahel Region (Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea-Conakry, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo), Libya, and Tunisia together with experts from Hedayah, Canada’s International Crime and Terrorism Division (IDT), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and UNICRI.
The objective of the Opening Workshop was for the IIJ to present the project’s capacity-building goals to the attendees and delineate a curriculum baseline building to support the implementation of the GCTF’s The Hague – Marrakech Addendum for implementation at a national level under the present project. During the workshop, the participating countries’ representatives presented their current national efforts to facilitate the formulation of capacity building activities under the present project and subsequently the identification of the relevant recipient institutions and agencies that will benefit from the capacity-building activities in the next phases of the project. Capacity-building activities will take place by means of workshops in order to develop and enhance the beneficiary country’s capacities concerning legal/legislative policies, procedures and programmatic aspects for introducing effective RFTF rehabilitation and reintegration strategies consistent with The Hague – Marrakech Addendum.