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The WCO INAMA Project Supports Customs Administrations in Sub-Saharan Africa to address complex illegal wildlife trade challenges

10 mayo 2016

Under the auspices of the WCO INAMA project, an advanced training on Intelligence was held in Lusaka (Zambia) from 18 to 22 April. The objective of the training was to support Members by providing exposure to core analytical tools and techniques designed to improve participants’ analytical thinking processes when addressing complex intelligence problems. This training was a follow up to the Basic Intelligence Trainings held in Maputo (Mozambique) in April 2016 and Nairobi (Kenya) in July 2015.

The training was hosted by the Zambia Revenue Authority and attended by delegations from Angola, Gambia, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria and the WCO Regional Intelligence Liaison Office (RILO) for Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA).

The one-week course covered topics that included the role of intelligence in enforcement operations planning, core analysis techniques and post operational analysis techniques.

The training was officially opened by Mr. Berlin Msiska, Commissioner General of the Zambia Revenue Authority, who pointed out that: "The Intelligence and analytical skills to be acquired from this training will undoubtedly improve the enforcement capabilities of officers required in promoting the law of Customs in the preservation and protection of wildlife which in many economies of the African Countries forms a revenue base through tourism and immensely contribute to the sustainable development of the local communities". Also present during the opening was Mr. Dingani C Banda, Commissioner for Customs Service of the Zambia Revenue Authority.

The INAMA Project is funded by the US Department of State, Sweden, the German Agency for Development Cooperation (GiZ) and the CITES Secretariat). This particular training was funded by the US Department of State.

For more information about this training and the WCO-INAMA Project, please contact the WCO-INAMA project manager, Marco Foddi (