On 9-10 December 2021, the Border Management Programme in Central Asia, Phase 10, (BOMCA 10) held its first regional Kick-off meeting on Cross-Border Cooperation: Best Practices and Outlook for Central Asia.
Objective: The overall wider objective is to increase effectiveness and efficiency of border management in Central Asia by introducing advanced elements of the Integrated Border Management (IBM), assisting governments in developing and reforming their migration governance, mobility and trade facilitation policies, strengthening capacities of Border and Migration Agencies, and, thus contributing to the security and economic development at national and regional levels.
The specific objectives are to:
To sustain institutional development in the transition to more effective and efficient methods of border management, replicating best practices of the IBM paradigm
To develop legal and procedural instruments, as well as advanced practices to manage regular and irregular migration at borders, in compliance with international norms and standards
To introduce measures to increase the efficiency of border checks and procedures facilitating licit trade and transit of goods and countering various forms of smuggling