Project profile — Supporting INTERPOL's Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism Prevention Unit


INTERPOL-International Criminal Police Organization
2018-12-31 - 2023-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (15.00%)
• America, regional (20.00%)
• Asia, regional (30.00%)
• Oceania, regional (10.00%)
• Europe, regional (25.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Security system management and reform (15210) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to support INTERPOL's Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism Prevention Unit (RNTPU) in its efforts to strengthen national capacities for response, investigation and prosecution of criminal acts involving nuclear or radiological materials. Project activities include: (1) maintaining and expanding INTERPOL's Geiger database of radiological and nuclear security incidents, including greater emphasis on data that is actionable by law enforcement agencies; and (2) developing and implementing a National Capabilities Assessment and Training (NCAT) program to strengthen capacities in INTERPOL's member states to effectively respond to, investigate and prosecute criminal activities involving nuclear or radiological materials.

Expected results 

The expected outcome for this project is greater awareness and increased preparedness by security agencies in beneficiary countries of the threat presented by the illicit trafficking of nuclear or radiological materials, the special challenges posed by responding to and investigating a crime scene contaminated by radioactive material, and the effective prosecution of such cases in a court of law.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of September 2020 include: (1) engaged with Jordan, Iraq and Kazakhstan to develop training packages for addressing identified capacity-building requirements; and (2) 302 information alerts on nuclear or radiological security incidents were received, 71 of which led to further processing for the issuance of formal INTERPOL Notices or Criminal Analysis File entries.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
01-05-2023 Disbursement $1,081,590
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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