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Press Release: Signing of MoU Between ISS and the Police Training Academy of Mozambique (ACIPOL)
19 September 2006

Press Release: Signing of MoU Between ISS and the Police Training Academy of Mozambique (ACIPOL)

On Thursday, 14 September 2006 the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the Academia de Ciencias Policiais (ACIPOL) - the police training academy of Mozambique - signed a Memorandum of Understanding to regulate future co-operation between the two institutions.   The MOU was signed by Dr Jakkie Cilliers (the executive director of ISS and Dr Machatine Paulo Marrengane Munguambe (the rector of ACIPOL).  The MOU is aimed at capacitating the Research Centre of ACIPOL so that they are better equipped to provide research support to both the academy and the Ministry of Interior.

In terms of the MOU the two institutions will jointly develop research projects that will benefit both the ACIPOL and the Ministry of Interior.  These research projects will be undertaken by the Research Centre of ACIPOL with technical assistance from the ISS.  

The signing ceremony was preceded by a lecture on ‘Crime and Victimisation` given by Dr Jakkie Cilliers.  The lecture focused on the usefulness of victimisation surveys, especially in developing countries that do not have the capacity to produce regular reliable crime statistics.

Portuguese

Na passada quinta-feira, dia 14 de Setembro de 2006, o Institute for Security Studies (ISS) e a Academia de Ciàªncias Policiais (ACIPOL) – a academia de formaà§à£o de polà­cias em Moà§ambique – assinaram um Protocolo de Entendimento que regularà¡ a futura colaboraà§à£o entre as duas instituià§àµes. O Protocolo foi assinado pelo Dr Jakkie Cilliers (director executivo do ISS) e pelo Dr Machatine Paulo Marrengane Munguambe (Magnà­fico Reitor da ACIPOL). O Protocolo pretende capacitar o Centro de Pesquisa da ACIPOL, de forma a que este fique melhor equipado para prestar apoio tanto à  academia como ao Ministério do Interior.

Segundos os termos do Protocolo as duas instituià§àµes irà£o desenvolver conjuntamente projectos de pesquisa que irà£o beneficiar tanto a ACIPOL como o Ministério do Interior. Estes projectos de pesquisa irà£o ser realizados pelo Centro de Pesquisa da ACIPOL com assistàªncia técnica do ISS.

A cerimà³nia de assinatura foi precedida por uma palestra sobre ‘Crime e Vitimizaà§à£o` dada pelo Dr Jakkie Cilliers. A palestra centrou-se na utilidade dos estudos de vitimizaà§à£o, principalmente em paà­ses em desenvolvimento cuja capacidade para produzir estatà­sticas rigorosas sobre crime é limitada ou inexistente.

 

Issued by the Institute for Security Studies

Pretoria, 19 September 2006

 

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