UNDP Afghanistan’s Anti-Corruption, Transparency, Integrity and Openness (ACTION) project organized the second module of five days training for senior judges and prosecutors from Afghanistan Anti-Corruption Justice Centre (ACJC) in Tashkent, Uzbekistan to improve their leadership skills.
The 5-day training from 17 to 21 January 2021 was aimed to enhance the leadership and management skills of judges and prosecutors of ACJC to for better investigation, prosecution and adjudication of corruption cases in Afghanistan.
The training was provided to thirteen participants including one woman from ACJC senior management. The leadership training covered best practices, policies and procedures, organizational structure, operational delivery of justice sector as well as coordination and communication among judicial institutions.
The participants were very happy with the content and topics covered in the workshop and found it very useful to improve their work. “We have learned new techniques and skills of senior leadership program and will apply in our daily working environment that will help us to deliver better service to public.” said Qaiss Bawari, Deputy Attorney General on Anti-corruption.
The only woman participating in the training, Munira Baharaki Chief Judge of the Appeal Court at ACJC applauded the work of UNDP on anti-corruption and found this training very useful. “I appreciate and thank UNDP for a productive capacity building program, assisting us to learn new leadership and management skills and technique,” she said.
To increase public trust in Afghan Security and Justice institutions, ACTION project supports capacity building of both institutional (supply) and civilian engagement (demand) sides including ACJC. The capacity building program is designed based on the need assessment conducted in 2019.
This training was part of the capacity building programme, designed by ACTION project with financial support from the Royal Danish Embassy in Afghanistan. ACTION project plans several more trainings consisting of 28 modules, to enhance knowledge and skills of ACJC’s staff for better service delivery and to fight against corruption in Afghanistan. The final modules of the training will be delivered in Tashkent in near future. While attending the last module of the training, the senior judges and prosecutors will have the opportunity to interact with agencies in Uzbekistan dealing with anti-corruption issues.