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DUSHANBE, 14 December 2012 – Afghan and Tajik border officers completed today in Dushanbe an OSCE training-of-trainers course as part of a series of training courses to enhance the capacity of Tajik border troops and Afghan border police to detect and interdict illegal cross-border movement.

During the two-week course – the third in a series organized by the OSCE Office in Tajikistan - nine Afghan border police officers and 12 Tajik border troops guards learned about modern teaching methodology and how to prepare and deliver training materials in an interactive learner-centered manner. The course also introduced the main components of training programme development.

At the graduation ceremony, Hans Peter Larsen, the Deputy Head of the OSCE Office in Tajikistan, said: “The Office in Tajikistan is helping improve the professionalism  and skills of Afghan and Tajik border guards under the Patrol Programming and Leadership Project by focusing on providing high quality training".

The ceremony was also attended by senior officials from Tajikistan’s border troops and Afghan border police.