The ACBC/TRITA relationship is an exciting partnership between an inter-governmental organization (IOMUN) and a state-of-the art regional training institution, where the two entities frequently deliver joint training and workshops. TRITA is tasked by the East African Community (EAC) Heads of Immigration Services with coordinating and providing specific training courses for immigration officials from the five EAC countries: Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi.
TRITA and the ACBC work in close partnership; TRITA facilities are often used as a venue for training courses delivered by the ACBC for IOM African Member States.
Since 2009, the Tanzania Immigration benefited from the following ACBC basic and advanced trainings as well as Training of Trainers (ToT):
- Rescue at Sea (for Mbeya and Mtwara Units)
- Labour mobility and border management
- Document Examination and Fraud Detection – RIO’s Acting Deputy Regional Immigration Officer in Moshi, Innocent Bazobonankira, certified by IOM and the Dutch Government to facilitate trainings
- Irregular Migration and Migrant Smuggling
- Migration Information Data Analysis System (MIDAS) – TRITA’s IT Assistant, Angele Mseke, Immigration Inspectors Zawadi Chazuka and Ali Abdalla certified by the IOM to facilitate trainings
- Curriculum Development
- Project Development
- Integrated Border Management (IBM)
- One-stop-Border-Post (OSBP)
The Academy and the ACBC jointly conducted / organized the following activities:
- Visits to / sessions on OSBPs during IBM trainings
- UN International Migrants’ Day 2017
- Cote d’Ivoire and Niger Study Visit to Tanzania, 2017
- Guinea Study Visit to Tanzania, 2018
The Academy benefited from:
- Donation of four Facial Matching Systems (FMS), including one to the Tanzania Immigration Services Department (TISD) at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) to facilitate cross-border mobility (2018)
- Upgrade of the Forensic Lab (2019)
The ACBC/TRITA is a 45-minute drive from the Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) with direct flights to Ethiopia (Addis Ababa), Kenya (Mombasa, Nairobi), Rwanda (Kigali), Tanzania (Arusha, Mwanza, Dar-Es-Salaam), the Netherlands (Amsterdam), and Uganda (Entebbe), Turkey (Istanbul), and Qatar (Doha).