Recent Activities

  • Abuja, Nigeria

    IOM Nigeria, in collaboration with the ACBC, convened a regional conference on irregular migration in West and Central Africa. From 12 to 15 May 2014, five countries – Nigeria, Niger, Benin, Cameroun and Chad – gathered in Abuja to lay out the policy and operational framework for improved coordination and cooperation between immigration institutions of the five participating countries.  

  • Harare, Zimbabwe

    In line with priorities of the Government of Zimbabwe (GoZ), the Zimbabwean Department of Immigration plans to draft a new national migration policy. ACBC’s technical assistance was requested to conduct an assessment of the current situation, including analysis of the existing legal framework, entry/exit procedures, migrant registration, capacity building and infrastructure needs.

  • Jinja, Uganda

    From 5 to 14 March 2014, the ACBC participated in a classroom and full simulation exercise carried out between the governments of Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan which aimed at building their capacities in managing cross-border population movements during crisis situations. Police, immigration departments, as well as the ICRC and the UN were among the course participants.

  • Rutana, Burundi

    In February 2014, following a presidential order of July 2013 based on which thousands of Burundian, Ugandan and Rwandan migrants were expelled from Tanzania, the ACBC conducted a rapid humanitarian border management (HBM) assessment in Burundi.

  • Abuja, Nigeria

    Mobility within West Africa has long been recognized as key to the region’s social and economic development. Therefore, in an effort to further promote intra-regional migration, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) passed in 1979 the Protocol of Free Movement of Persons, the Right of Residence and Establishment. These Free Movement Protocols, as they are known, largely make up the legal framework that allows ECOWAS citizens to circulate and reside in other ECOWAS countries.

  • Kisangani, DRC

    From 25 November to 4 December 2014, the ACBC facilitated Training-of-Trainers on humanitarian border management (HBM) in Kisangani, the capital of Province Orientale of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  DRC is the first country in Africa to pilot the HBM capacity building model developed by IOM.


    From 12 to 27 October 2013, ACBC, together with IOM Cote d’Ivoire and the Ivorian Ministry of Interior and Security, conducted a migration and border management assessment in Cote d’Ivoire.


    From 8 to 10 October 2013, ACBC’s representative Marcellino Ramkishun was present at an ECOWAS meeting in Abidjan, to brief the ECOWAS member states on the Immigration and Border Management (IBM) mandate of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in West Africa.


    On September 25-26, the IOM sub-office in Bunia, in collaboration with the ACBC, organized a workshop on the establishment of a provincial level ‘Committee on Integrated Border Management’ in Kisangani, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).


    From 1 to 12 September 2013, the ACBC conducted a humanitarian border management (HBM) assessment in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on the borders with Uganda and South Sudan.