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Cybercrime Capacity Building Project in the Americas (2018 – 2021)

INTERPOL is implementing a three-year (2018-2021) project aiming to enhance the capacity of selected member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to combat cybercrime, funded by the Government of Canada.

Through theCybercrime Capacity Building Project in the Americas, INTERPOL builds on the success of a pilot project  Cybercrime Capacity Building Project in Latin America and the Caribbean (2015 – 2017) and upon existing networks and best practices to enhance international police cooperation on cybercrime related cases. In addition, the Project empowers 35 participating countries to communicate and collaborate through the provision of specialized training, access to a mobile classroom of cyber forensic equipment and through the coordination of a cybercrime operational activities.

The countries involved in this project are Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, EL Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Sint Maarten, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and Uruguay.

The three-year Project encompasses four main activities as follows:

  • Needs Assessment and Mentorship of Emerging Cybercrime Units
  • Training Courses
  • Operational Activity
  • Public Awareness Initiatives

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