Recent Activities

  • Moshi –The UN Migration Agency (IOM)'s African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC) in Tanzania hosted a training course on travel document security and fraud detection from 31 July to 4 August 2017.

  • In its ongoing efforts according to the IOM mandate and to the Country Office, IOM, under the project Prevention of Trafficking, Gender Based Violence and Protection and Care for Victims in Somalia, conducted three day training, in Moshi. The workshop for the Somali Anti Trafficking Police Unit took place from 8th to 11th, December, 2014.10 police officers including their Director of Investigation and two female officers from the Unit, took part in the training.

  • IOM’s African Capacity Building Centre in Tanzania this week celebrated five years in operation. Since 2009 it has trained some 3,500 border officials from 47 countries in border management and migration.

    But the work of ACBC is not only aimed at improving the migration capacity of African states. Ultimately it is migrants themselves that should reap the benefits of enhanced and effective systems of migration management, according to IOM Tanzania Chief of Mission Damien Thuriaux.

  • 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.