Training for Trainers on Digital Evidence Collection and Preservation Concludes in Bishkek

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Project Leica - Training for Trainers on Digital Evidence Collection and Preservation Concludes in Bishkek

14. 06. 2024

Training for Trainers on Digital Evidence Collection and Preservation Concludes in Bishkek

From June 3 to 14, 2024, the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kyrgyzstan hosted a comprehensive two-week Training for Trainers (ToT) on the collection and preservation of digital evidence. The training saw the participation of fifteen officers from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the State Committee for National Security, and the Forensic Center under the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic.
The opening ceremony was attended by high-ranking officials from the Academy and representatives from the Delegation of the European Union to the Kyrgyz Republic. Colonel Nuriya Mamatazizova, Deputy Head of the Academy, delivered a welcoming address to the participants, emphasizing the importance of this training for enhancing the capabilities of Kyrgyz law enforcement. She quoted: “The Academy of the ministry of Internal Affairs is ready to continue welcoming activities organized with the support of our international partners, particularly those led by the European Union."
Cosimo Lamberti Fossati, representing the EU Delegation to Kyrgyz Republic admitted: “Law enforcement is operating in an environment that has dramatically changed in the past years: in the new interconnected world often crime leaves digital traces, often they will be the only lead law enforcement authorities and prosecutors can collect and present as evidence in court proceedings. The European Union Delegation is honoured to support our partners in Kyrgyzstan to strengthen their capacity to respond to the new challenges”.
Organized under the auspices of two European Union-funded programs, the EU-UN Global Terrorism Threat Facility and the LEICA Project, the ToT focused on two main objectives. Firstly, it aimed to familiarize participants with the latest EU standards and practices for the seizure, preservation, and analysis of digital evidence and devices. Secondly, the training sought to develop the pedagogical skills of participants, preparing them to train their colleagues and counterparts within Kyrgyzstan effectively.
Given the Kyrgyz government's prioritization of cybertechnology development and digitalization, LEICA remains in continuous collaboration with other EU-funded and international donor programs to maintain synergies and prevent activity duplication.
On the final day, participants took a rigorous test and delivered presentations showcasing their pedagogical readiness. Thirteen participants successfully passed the assessment and were awarded certificates of completion.