Corruption undermines democracy and good governance; distorts representation in policymaking; reduces accountability; compromises rule of law; and results in the inefficient provision of services. It severely curtails sustainable development, while also increasing both instability, and the risk of the propagation of terrorism and insurgency. 

In particular, corruption within ministries and entities tasked with law enforcement is problematic, and contributes to increased transnational insurgency and organized crime, insecurity within local communities, and the destruction of local economies. Law enforcement agencies have a prominent role in modelling behaviour in the civil service, and reassuring the populace of effective rule of law, and judicial process, delivered with respect to human rights. This means that building the capacity of such entities is a key starting point in the process of strengthening public institutions. It is crucial therefore, that the international community focus efforts upon addressing the causes of corruption within law enforcement agencies as a way to amend process and procedure within the public sphere; and work to turn the tide on the challenges outlined above, and, by extrapolation, insurgency and terrorism.

The UNITAR Hiroshima Law Enforcement Anti-Corruption Training Programme (hereafter "the programme") builds upon long institutional expertise in developing and delivering training on anti-corruption.

2015 Sahel Region Programme

Spreading over 3500 km across the breadth of the African continent, and home to 66.7 million people, the Sahel is faced with a number of development challenges, which are both systemic, and transcend national borders. With rankings out of 175 on the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index for 2014 ranging from #85 for Burkina Faso, to #154 for Chad, the Sahel region is particularly susceptible to the negative influences of corruption on its public institutions. With regard to undertaking such a process, by virtue of the fact that many of the borders of these countries are porous, and so many of the contributing factors to the issue are trans-boundary, efforts must necessarily be regional. Thus this programme will develop a  regional network of committed professionals, trained in the same approaches, and armed with the same vision and process.

The UNITAR Hiroshima Law Enforcement Anti-Corruption Training Programme for Representatives from the Sahel Region 2015 will include two mid-senior level representatives from government agencies and institutions from each of the Sahel countries: Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, and/or Chad.


The programme will feature blended learning methodology incorporating the following elements:

  • Interactive Lectures;
  • Small group practical exercises;
  • Individual practical exercises;
  • Self-directed readings;
  • Study tours;
  • Self-directed projects.

Learning Objectives

Workshop I | Transparency and Anti-Corruption | 5 days | Dakar 

By the end of the Workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the current status of regional law enforcement issues with focus on root causes;
  • Discuss the fundamental elements of Transparency and Anti-Corruption;
  • Outline strategies for Combatting Corruption in Law Enforcement;
  • Review Integrity Management Systems;
  • Indicate strategies for Guarding Against Corruption Through Public Education;
  • Illustrate strategies for Promoting a Culture of Zero-Tolerance;
  • Express key elements of Leadership in Public Service;
  • Describe the steps of effective Action Plan Development.

Workshop II | Communication Skills and Training of Trainers | 8 days | Hiroshima/Tokyo, Japan

By the end of the Workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Restate the relationship between Ethics and Anti-Corruption;
  • Outline effective Communication Strategies;
  • Define the Elements of an Effective Trainer;
  • Discuss Training Cycles;
  • Illustrate the importance of Communities of Practice;
  • Write effective Learning Objectives;
  • Develop Participant-centred training;
  • Express the key elements of Adult Learning Styles;
  • Evaluate training outcomes and impacts.

Asynchronous Training Modules (One, Two and Three)

Risk Mitigation

By the end of the module, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the processes of Risk Management;
  • Identify and assess risk within project planning;
  • Discuss risk response planning.


By the end of the module, participants will be able to:

  • Describe their own leadership style;
  • Review the processes behind team development;
  • Demonstrate effective communication.

Change Management

By the end of the module, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the two elements of change management: Strategic Change, and People transition;
  • Restate the processes of transition management;
  • Explain reasons behind resistance to change, and strategies for countering such.

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