Interpol is in the midst of construction on the Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore. It will help facilitate information sharing and public-private partnering. The complex is scheduled to open in 2014.
There will be a public-private partnership directorate in the Singapore office to stress that such partnerships are a two-way street, says Williams.
The Singapore complex will be important in spreading knowledge about digital tools and developing expertise in smaller countries with fewer resources, says Viedma. She adds that it will also be integral in capacity building in those less-well-resourced countries. That’s critical. “We’re only as good as our weakest link,” concurs Williams.