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Institute for Security Studies in Mauritania

Location: Mauritania

Type: NGO

Mauritania requested the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) to provide technical assistance to augment its counterterrorism capacity.

The ISS and the Directorate of National Security of the Mauritanian Police Training Force organised a two-week counterterrorism course in 2013.

The course focused on border controls, cooperation, information sharing, and dealing with IEDs and situations of terrorism.

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.