Police Female Leaders further develop their skills attending a Leadership & Strategic Planning Course

Sep 8, 2013

Police Female Leaders attending the course

SANA’A, the Ministry of Interior in cooperation with United Nation Development Programme (UNDP)/Emergency Capacity Development Facility (ECDF) project and with funding from the U.S Department of State: Bureau of Intl Narcotic & Law Enforcement (INL) has organized an intensive one-week training course on Leadership & Strategic Planning for 28 female police officers from Sana’a and other Governorates serving in key positions and senior female police officers aspiring to become leaders.

The aim of this intensive training course is to develop current and future female police leaders. The training curriculum focuses on enhancing the leadership; strategic planning and personal effectiveness skills of the participants.

In his opening speech, the Inspector General of Ministry Interior Major General Abdo Thabet stressed “that the Ministry of Interior is dedicated to qualifying female police officers to assume leadership positions at the Ministry as well ensuring their continuous professional development”. He thanked UNDP’s Emergency Capacity Development Facility project and the U.S Department of State Bureau of Intl Narcotic & Law Enforcement (INL) for their support in organizing this imperative training course.

The ECDF Chief Technical Advisor Mr. Roberto Paganini thanked and congratulated the Minister of Interior of the Republic of Yemen for taking the initiative of organizing this training course. He stressed that it is high time to overcome the cultural and social barriers which restricts women’s leadership role in society. He also noted that female police officers will be better positioned to serve the needs of men and women in Yemen and that it is therefore of paramount importance to equip them with the adequate leadership and strategic planning skills that will allow them to take leadership positions at the Ministry of Interior and become active key players.

The opening ceremony was attended by senior police officers, UNDP officials, Law Enforcement international stakeholders and media.

Contact information

Mr. Mohammed Thatha, Police Advisor, Emergency Capacity Development Facility, UNDP-Yemen.
Mobile: (+967) 71 222 1766 
E-mail: mohd.thatha@undp.org

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