The AUC and the IOM hosted the first Legal Identity Masterclass for the African Regional Economic Communites at ACBCApr. 28th 0
26-28 April 2022 – IOM, in close collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC), organized the First Masterclass on LegalRead More
Our Center Develops Innovative Solutions!
Our Centre also focuses on developing innovative solutions and tools such as the PEPMII Mobile App
PEPMII Mobile Application
PEPMII Mobile App validates data integrity and passport holder of both Machine-Readable Passports (MRP’s) and e-Machine Readable Passports (e-MRP’s) in 3 steps
- Scanning the Machine-Readable-Zone (MRZ) using the device camera
- Read the IC in the passport using NFC (e-MRP’s) or automatically calculate the MRZ check digits (MRP’s)
- Compares the IC picture with live picture, providing reliable matching information
Our five to ten days trainings are designed to build the skills and deepen the understanding and knowledge of African Member States on migration and border management. We provide basic and advanced trainings which can be supplemented by training of trainers (ToT) sessions to build a pool of experts across the continent who will be responsible for facilitating training rollouts at national or continental levels.
“Jonathan holds dual degrees in law from McGill University in Canada, and a degree in education from the University of Winnipeg. He has served 21 years with IOM in technical and managerial positions in Africa, Asia, and Europe related to migration governance and management, with a particular focus on the protection of migrants’ rights, including those of highly vulnerable populations; countering human trafficking and migrant smuggling, and; migrant return and sustainable reintegration. Jonathan’s most recent publication is Protection of Migrants at Sea: a practical guide (2020). His Africa-focused publications include Moving Freely on the African Continent: The Experiences of ECOWAS and SADC with Free Movement Protocols and Seduction, Sale and Slavery: Trafficking in Women and Children for Sexual Exploitation in Southern Africa Languages: English ”
“29 years of experience in Migration and Border Management. Responsible for training and capacity building support in thematic areas such as Integrated Border Management (IBM), Humanitarian Border Management (HBM), Search and Rescue (SAR), data capture and analysis, identity management, document security, transnational organized crime. Neil previously worked as the IBM Regional Thematic Specialist for East Africa and the Horn based in IOM Regional Office in Nairobi, as well as with the UK’s Border Agency and the Foreign Office where he was appointed in Pakistan, China, Albania, Afghanistan, UAE, Kenya, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, with responsibility for border security, migration policy, refugee reintegration, visa policy and operation, host government liaison and training programme design and implementation. Languages: English”
“6+ years of experience in project management and research. Since 2017, Melissa is responsible for the development of training curricula and materials for the use by migration and border management practitioners on the African continent. Before joining the Centre, Melissa worked under the Migration, Environment and Climate Change (MECC) Division in both Geneva and Bamako as a Consultant. She also has experience with IOM Abidjan and Paris where she respectively assisted in the voluntary return process of Ivorian refugees from Liberia and the reinstallation process of migrants in the world under the IOM AVRR and USRP programmes. Languages: French | English”
“7 years of experience with IOM. Responsible for the planning and liaison between ACBC and the various government institutions within Tanzania in relations with the trainings held at the Centre which include administrative assistance, travel arrangements, accommodation, facility. Pamela Kyando began her professional career in 2009 as a Junior Gender Officer at Tanzania Gender Networking Programme, where she worked until 2012. Languages: Swahili | English”
“Stephen has 9 years working experience with IOM in the capacity of Admin/Finance Assistant responsible for the management of administrative and financial issues of USRP(United States Resettlement Program),CBMM(Capacity Building for Border Management) and current of ACBC(Africa Capacity Building Center) He also has an experience of one year working with UNHCR in the capacity of Senior Admin/Finance Assistant. Languages: English | Swahili”
African States are eligible to receive operational, technical and administrative support from the Centre and are encouraged to contact the Chief of Mission at the nearest IOM Country Office. The IOM ACBC, in coordination with the Chief of Mission at the respective Country Office, will identify and assess available solutions to be further discussed with the requesting State.