Capacity Building for Border Management
Capacity Building for Border Management – a cross-border approach to combat irregular migration and establish a border management system along the borders of Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia was funded by the EU and conducted from July 2011 to October 2013.
The action targeted approximately 200 senior and technical government officials (at regional offices, border posts and headquarters) with migration related functions, primarily within the Immigration Departments and Police Departments, within the respective Ministries of Home Affairs (MHA). Other organizations, such as customs and health, benefitted from the project, especially through their active participation and inclusion in the border management training sessions.
The overall objective of the Action was to strengthen the capacities of the governments of Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia for effective management of irregular migration, including smuggling and trafficking in human beings.
The main outcome of the Action was enhanced migration and border management capacities and practices in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia. As listed above, IOM aimed at professionalizing border management controls through trainings, workshops, improvement of the equipment and facilities, installation of a border management information system, operationalization of the OSBP concept and regional meetings.
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