Three day Interpol African Regional Summit opens in Kigali
London, Feb. 5, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Nearly 300 delegates from across Africa and Europe have arrived Kigali ahead of 24th Interpol African Regional summit opening on Tuesday.
The three-day meeting aims at discussing terrorism, human trafficking and environmental crime. Participants, including heads of police and police cooperation bodies in the region will also address joint strategies to combat continental shared security concerns
The African Regional Conference takes place every two years to assess the state of police cooperation and the fight against transnational crime.
The main objective of the summit is to discuss specific crime-related problems from across Africa.
Rwanda police officials will take the opportunity to share with their African counterparts their experiences and discuss ways to tackle common and emerging crime issues, it said.
Interpol members in some countries across the world have cooperated with Rwandan police in the past.
Interpol is considered the second largest international police organization in the world, with 190 member states.
The organization enables police and other law enforcement agencies from different countries to transcend borders and share crime-related information.
However, on the sidelines of the Conference, Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB), Interpol, Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation (EAPCCO) Secretariat, and regional partners such as the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), EU funded projects on regional law enforcement for Greater Horn of Africa are holding a Table Top Exercise (TTX) and Cyber Tracks II from February 3-7.
The TTX will equip participants with relevant skills in countering cyber enabled crimes.