Mr. Mustafa Ünal Erten has over 20 years of strategic planning, partnership building, and development programmes management experience in law enforcement, criminal justice, and security sector reform, in particular with work in Southeast Asia and the Gulf region.
He worked at UNODC for over eight years, where he managed international law enforcement capacity-building projects. Before joining UNODC, Mr. Erten worked as Project Manager of the first two Cyber Crime and Digital Forensics projects at INTERPOL, UN Peacekeeping Officer in East Timor, and Superintendent of Police in Turkish Police.
Mr. Erten has extensive experience in the design and delivery of specialized training programmes to law enforcement, judiciary, correctional officers, and academics from 30 countries spanning Southeast and Central Asia, Europe, MENA and the Gulf regions, and Africa.
Mr. Erten holds a BA in Law Enforcement Management from Turkish Police Academy, has a Criminal Justice Education Certificate from the University of Virginia, the US, and an MA in Human Resource Development in Education from Middle East Technical University, Türkiye.