Ha Noi, June 08, 2023, Wildlife Conservation Society - Viet Nam Program (WCS Viet Nam) organized a consultation meeting on “Workplan of the Wildlife Crime Leadership Initiative (WCLI)”.
Ms. Hoang Bich Thuy, Country Director of WCS Viet Nam delivered the opening speech, Ha Noi, June 2023
Since 2018, WCS has designed and launched WCLI Program in Viet Nam and Indonesia, the first long-term leadership program aimed at cultivating government leaders in counter-wildlife trafficking in either country. In Viet Nam, WCLI Program was successfully piloted for the police force of the Ministry of Public Security in the period 2021-2022 (WCLI 1) and continued expanding to procuracy officials in 2023 - 2024 (WCLI 2). The WCLI 2 Program has been approved by the Supreme People’s Procuracy (SPP) and International Cooperation and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Department (V13) has been assigned as the focal agency to coordinate the Hanoi Procuratorate University (HPU) and the Ho Chi Minh City Prosecutor Professional Training School (HPS) to collaborate with WCS Viet Nam to implement the program.
About 26 participants who are representatives of V13, rectors and lecturers from HPU, HPS and national experts from the Procuracy system and National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) participated in the consultation meeting. With the WCS’s facilitation, participants discussed and agreed on the timeline for implementation of the WCLI program; locations and criteria to select targeted participants; thematic topics of the draft training curriculum, requirements for participants to attend both online and in-person training in each thematic topic, and CWT projects that they will need to complete by end of the WCLI.
Group discussion on the development of the training curriculum, Ha Noi, June 2023
The event is the first preparatory stage to develop a full training curriculum, course books and deliver the training curriculum to the participants of WCLI 2 Program.
The meeting was conducted within the framework of the project “Wildlife Crime Leadership Initiative” funded by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), United States Department of State.