New technical assistance project kicking off in Niger
On 13th September, JCI and its partner SFERE have deployed a technical assistance (TA) team in Niamey. The three experts will have to support the implementation of the “Justice” component of the “Support Project for Justice and Security in Niger” (AJUSEN according to its French acronym).
Funded by the Agence Francaise du Développement (AFD) with funds from the European Union, the 42-month project aims to strengthen the capacity of Niger’s judicial actors to fight organized crime and human trafficking. This area of Africa is indeed subject to attacks related to the Boko Haram group, which destabilizes local populations and puts the criminal justice system under severe strain.
As a first step, the TA team will produce an inception report by beginning of December. This document will provide guidelines for actions for the next few years in terms of strengthening the penal chain (Component 1), supporting the creation of the National Agency for seizure, freezing and confiscation of criminal assets (Component 1 – Sub-component), strengthening the National Agency for combating human trafficking (Component 2) and strengthening the International Bureau for cooperation and mutual assistance in criminal trans-border matters (Component 3).