The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), is owned by the German Federal Government. It operated on the behalf of the German Federal Foreign Office in Chad; providing assistance to the police, particularly in the area of border management.[i]
GIZ provided training between 2013 and 2015 to the police in border management, alongside other counter-terrorism measures, such as the detection of forged documents. Training was also provided to mechanics and a vehicle workshop was constructed in order to improve the mobility of the police.
GIZ also assisted through the construction of a new border post in N’Djamena.
[i] GIZ, ‘Police Programme Africa – Chad’, https://www.giz.de/en/worldwide/20016.html
This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.
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