(BMCI / GFCI): Border Management Project in Côte D’Ivoire

#Border Management and Security

Countries
Côte d'Ivoire
Status
Ongoing
Duty Stations
Vienna, Austria
Duration
June 2022 to March 2024
Donors
The Swiss Confederation
Implementing Agency
ICMPD
Funding
825 000 euros

Summary

The Border Management Project in Côte d’Ivoire (BMCI) is funded by the Swiss Confederation and implemented by ICMPD. The project aims to support the Ivorian government in strengthening its border management capacities through the internal security forces and the National Border Commission.

Capacity building through training and the procurement of equipment, and the principle of Integrated Border Management (IBM), will be carried out to achieve the project's objectives.

The project is twofold:
1. Support the Ministry of Interior through capacity building in the fight against document fraud, in border regions, at border crossing points (BCPs) and police stations and within police academies.
2. Support the National Border Commission in raising awareness of good border governance and disseminating the national integrated border management policy.

COMPONENT I: STRENGTHENING THE CAPACITY OF THE MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR IN THE FIGHT AGAINST DOCUMENT FRAUD
- Support for training on document and identity fraud in police stations in border areas and land border crossing points.
- Provision of equipment for training purposes and to facilitate daily operations.
- Implementation alongside the Ivorian Anti-Document-Fraud Office and the anti-document-fraud and anti-trafficking programmes implemented by France in Côte d’Ivoire.

COMPONENT II: INTRODUCTORY AND ADVANCED TRAINING MODULES ON DOCUMENT AND IDENTITY FRAUD FOR THE POLICE ACADEMIES OF ABIDJAN AND KORHOGO
Creation of specialised training courses on border management for police officers assigned to border crossing points: an 8-hour introductory course, a 40-hour advanced course, and the provision of training kits for each police academy, also supported by France.

COMPONENT III: DRAFTING WORKSHOPS FOR THE VALIDATION OF THE IBM POLICY WITH THE CNFCI
Support to the drafting of the IBM policy with all relevant actors by:

1/ developing the main objectives and focus of the integrated border management policy;
2/ defining the modalities of implementation and monitoring and evaluation; and
3/ identifying priority actions for the action plan.

Once finalised, the IBM policy and its action plan will be validated and launched.
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