Featured IOM IBM Projects
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).
As part of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office-funded Capacity Building for Migration Management project, ACBC staff trained twenty border guards from the Department of Nationality, Passports and Immigration on the detection of forged documents and impostors. The training, delivered at the Zara Hotel in Juba, South Sudan’s capital, was held from 14 to 18 May 2012, and was the first training of its kind for all of the officers. The delegates were drawn from Juba International Airport and the three main land borders with Uganda (Nimule and Kaya) and Kenya (Nadapal).
Support for Migration Management in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania
Several years ago, Mauritania experienced chaotic irregular migration that led to numerous tragedies on sea. Thousands of Sub-Saharan migrants travelled to Mauritania with the intent of continuing to the Canary Islands from Nouadhibou in the north-west of the country. Well-known for its hospitality, Mauritania had a legal framework for migration dating back to the 1960s. The issue of migration had never been prominent, despite Nouadhibou’s proximity to the Canary Islands.
IOM’s Immigration and Border Management (IBM) team is based in Abuja and devotes much of its time implementing the Promoting Better Management of Migration in Nigeria project funded by the European Union (EU). The project covers three main elements, one of which is improving border management and runs from 1 June 2012 to 28 February 2015. The project partner for the Irregular Migration element is the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and interventions under the project are numerous. Recent activities have included: