Trainings of the CT Public Spaces Project continue in Ghana, Kenya, Senegal and Logroño
During the first quarter of 2022, the CT Public Spaces project trained 106 national security professionals from Ghana, Kenya and Senegal.
The trainings of trainers are carried out in the facilities of the Rural Action Unit (UAR) of the Spanish Guardia Civil in Logroño. These trainings are subsequently replicated in the partner countries, by the personnel trained in the UAR and with the support of the Spanish Guardia Civil, thus ensuring the sustainability of the project. So far, more than 288 security forces’ professionals have been trained in different techniques, all of them focused on the protection of citizens in public spaces attending large events: religious, sporting, musical...; key infrastructures, such as airports, stations or ports; and other spaces with a large flow of people, such as hotel complexes or shopping centres.
Specifically, 13 training sessions were held during the first quarter of 2022. On the one hand, 40 specialists from the Kenyan and Senegalese security forces have been trained in Logroño in Immediate Neutralisation under Sudden Attack (NIAS training), Tactical Patrol, Tactical-Healthcare Police Assistance (APTS), Response and Rescue and Drones training. On the other hand, 66 specialists from Ghana, Kenya and Senegal have been trained in these countries in Command and Control, NIAS, Response and Rescue, Precision Snipers, Intervention Dog Handlers and Explosive Detection Dog Handlers.
In addition, two follow-up and coordination missions were carried out during this period. In February, the project team conducted its third visit to Nairobi (Kenya) and in March the third mission to Accra (Ghana) took place. In both countries, the team was able to meet with different security and counter-terrorism officials, as well as with European Union Delegations and Spanish Embassies in the partner countries.