General Aviation training in Ghana finalises the cycle of trainings on the Control of GA

From 3 to 7 October 2022, GIFP component COLIBRI organised an in-person training on monitoring and controlling General Aviation (GA) in Accra, Ghana. A total of 51 officials from Ghana and The Gambia participated in this week-long training.  The opening ceremony on 3 October was attended by the Deputy Commissioner of Operations from the Customs…

Fourth Regional Training on the Geoportal and the CENcomm takes Place in Brazil

From 22 to 26 August 2022, Brazilian and Cape Verdean law enforcement agencies gathered in Brasilia, Brazil, to attend the Fourth Train-the-Trainers course on the use of the Geoportal and the CENcomm. The event linked the action’s two regions: Latin America and West and Central Africa. It was an excellent opportunity to reinforce the relationship…

In-person training on Monitoring and Controlling General Aviation takes place in Cape Verde

From 1 to 5 August 2022, the 12th National Training on the Control of General Aviation was held in Praia, Cape Verde within the framework of COLIBRI. The workshop was attended by 36 officials, including 13 women, belonging to the main national administrations in charge of general aviation control and the fight against illicit trafficking in…

In-person training on Monitoring and Controlling General Aviation takes place in Nigeria

From 4 to 8 July 2022, an in-person National Training course was organised in Abuja, Nigeria under the COLIBRI action, for the benefit of national administrations with capacities in monitoring and controlling general aviation, namely: Customs, Police, the NDLEA (National Drug Law Enforcement Agency), and the NCAA (Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority). The 11th national training…

Third Regional Training on the Use of the Geoportal and the CENcomm

From 13 to 17 June 2022, the third regional training on the use of the Geoportal and the CENcomm took place in Montevideo, Uruguay, bringing together three of COLIBRI’s beneficiary countries: Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. 32 participants coming from Customs, Police, Gendarmerie, Air Force, Naval Prefecture, Civil Aviation, and National Directorates and Secretariats focused on combatting…

Third GIFP Steering Committee, organised by MASIF

On 17 February 2022, MASIF organised its third Steering Committee. This hybrid meeting was held both in Brussels and remotely, bringing together all the projects constituting the GIFP.  On this occasion, AIRCOP, SEACOP, COLIBRI, DISRUPT, EU-ACT, CRIMJUST, MASIF and FIREARMS provided updates on their progress, achievements, and responses to tackle illicit routes and organised crime.…

COLIBRI holds 4th expert coordination meeting

COLIBRI’s 4th expert coordination meeting was held in Brussels from October 25 to 29, 2021. The first in-person meeting after the outbreak of the COVID19 pandemic brought together 25 experts from 3 continents. In the meeting, members from the French National Gendarmerie, as well as experts from the Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre- Narcotics (MAOC-N),…