In the framework of the PAGS project to support the G5S group’s efforts to enhance security in the Sahel region and with Civipol’s support, the Permanent Secretariat of the Sahel G5 organised a task-sharing and distribution meeting to operationalise the Security Cooperation Platforms (PCMS) of the Sahel G5 member countries. This meeting brought together the various stakeholders involved in the operationalisation process, namely : the Permanent Secretariat of the Sahel G5, Interpol, the European Union, the UNODC, PCMS regional and national coordinators and experts involved in the project to support the Sahel G5’s efforts in favour of security (PAGS). The meeting was held on 23rd and 24th May on the premises of the SPG5.
The planned action programmes have two objectives : first, to facilitate exchanges of information between national and regional PCMS platforms ; and second, over time, to link up the national and regional PCMS platforms with the network of Interpol’s national central offices, in line with the recommendations made by the Sahel G5’s Defence and Security Committee.
These operations will give the Sahel G5 member-states an opportunity to control access to data exchanged between PCMS platforms while benefiting from all of Interpol’s databases, the latest communication technologies and round-the-clock maintenance of the PCMS exchange network.
A meeting with the partners : the Permanent Secretariat of the Sahel G5, Interpol, the European Union, the ONUDC, regional and national PCMS coordinators and the experts involved in the project to support the Sahel G5’s efforts in favour of security.