First mission in Kenya by the CT Public Spaces project

In November 2020, project specialists from the Spanish Guardia Civil travelled to Kenya to work together to fight terrorism and improve safety in public spaces

The CT Public Spaces project team, funded by the European Union, has already presented the project to different institutions in this African country, looking for cooperation partners during its implementation.
The project, which is implemented by the Spanish Guardia Civil and coordinated by the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP F.S.P), aims to prevent and reduce terrorist attacks and their effects on urban public spaces. The initiative specifically provides support in three countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Senegal, Ghana and Kenya, and it will strengthen local capacities to protect those spaces and infrastructure elements, while improving public-private cooperation in this sector.

Photo caption: Specialists from the Spanish Guardia Civil in meetings with future Kenyan partners

Two experts from the Spanish Guardia Civil had the opportunity to meet with representatives from the Kenyan National Police Service (NPS), the Administration’s Police Service (APS) and the National Counter-Terrorism Center (NCTC) in order to introduce the project and lay the foundations for working together in the future. The project has been well-received by Kenyan institutions, which have given this European Union initiative a very positive evaluation.
The project team has also been supported by the European Union Delegation and had a meeting with the Spanish Ambassador in Kenya, who has also shown great interest and support for the project.