Capacity Building for Border Management in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia

The ACBC actively cooperates with IOM country missions in Africa and beyond by providing technical support for the missions’ immigration and border management projects. Examples of such collaboration include:

CBBM: Capacity Building for Border Management, a cross-border approach to combat irregular migration and establish a border management information system along the borders of Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia.

Funded by the European Commission (EU), co-funded by Tanzania One UN Fund, the Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration (U.S. Department of State), the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and by the Servico de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras (SEF).

The project is implemented by IOM and SEF; it started in July 2011 and will end in June 2013.

The overall objective is to strengthen the capacities of the governments of Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia for effective management of irregular migration, including smuggling and trafficking of human beings. In order to achieve this objective, CBBM has three main components:

  1. Capacity building of migration officials in the fight against smuggling and human trafficking. This includes trainings for border officials, as well as the rolling out of a border management information system (BMIS) and the implementation of standard operating procedures (SOP)
  2. Pilot operationalization of One Stop Border Post (OSBP) and basic infrastructure rehabilitation
  3. Promote bilateral/cluster consultations through cross-border meetings among the 4 countries that are part of the project, in order to support and ensure effective and constant cooperation

The target group of the action are 200 migration and border officials working within the regional migration offices as well as the 10 border points along the border of Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
The final beneficiaries are the migrants themselves who, when supported by better trained officials utilizing more efficient procedures and a comprehensive border management system, will be able to cross the border more efficiently. Irregular migrants will benefit from a more humane response and awareness of legal rights.

CBBM Workshop on Identity Management, 25, 26, 27 February 2013, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

As the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration, IOM is increasingly called upon by States to assist in addressing complex border management challenges, including in the area of identity management. In this regard, IOM Tanzania, in the framework of the Capacity Building for Border Management (CBBM) project, organized a “Workshop on Identity Management”.

The workshop took place on 25, 26, 27 February 2013 at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel, in Dar es Salaam and was directed to 30 senior immigration officers from the countries involved in the project, namely Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia. The objective of the workshop was to assist the States in assessing and improving the integrity of their documents, especially travel documents, in order to strengthen national identity management chains, from the delivery of reliable documents such as births certificates to the safe and reliable issuance of secure identity and travel documents.

The workshop lasted three full days and was delivered by international experts with a long experience in identity management and fraud, namely Fons Knopjes, Tom Kinneging and Isabel Baltazar. Furthermore, three private sector companies (Safran Morpho, Vision Box and TRUB) brought the latest equipment to provide full knowledge of the identity management process.

For further information please contact Mr. Nelson Goncalves ngoncalves@iom.int and Ms. Ljuba Zanier lzanier@iom.int.

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CBBM Workshop on Identity Management, 25‐26‐27 February 2013, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
As the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration, IOM is increasingly
called upon by States to assist in addressing complex border management challenges, including
in the area of identity management. In this regard IOM Tanzania, in the framework of the
Capacity Building for Border Management (CBBM) project, is currently organizing a “Workshop
on Identity Management”.
The workshop will take place on 25‐26‐27 February 2013 at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel, in Dar
es Salaam and is directed to 30 senior immigration officers from the countries involved in the
project, namely Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia. The objective of the workshop is
to assist the States in assessing and improving the integrity of their documents, especially travel
documents, in order to strengthen national identity management chains, from the delivery of
reliable documents such as births certificates to the safe and reliable issuance of secure identity
and travel documents.
The workshop will last three full days and will be delivered by international experts with a long
experience in identity management and fraud, namely Fons Knopjes, Tom Kinneging and Isabel
Baltazar. Furthermore three private sector companies (Safran Morpho, Vision Box and TRUB)
will bring the latest equipment to provide a full knowledge of the identity management
process.
For further information please contact Mr. Nelson Goncalves ngoncalves@iom.int and Ms.
Ljuba Zanier lzanier@iom.int