IOM completes the 8th Document and ID Management Training for Sudanese Immigration Officers

Thursday, May 11, 2017

24 Immigration and customs officers from different border crossing points and the General Directorate of Immigration and Passport within the Passport & Civil Registration Corporation of the Sudan Ministry of Interior, completed a 5 day training on Document Security and ID Management.

5 immigration officers from the Sudanese Forensic Lab co-facilitated the training sessions with Mr. Nelson Gonçalves from The African Capacity Building Centre after previously participating in IOM Sudan’s Training of Trainers (TOT) in January 2017. A separate session was dedicated to the Sudan Migration Policy and Legal Framework delivered by Dr Ahmed M. Gamal Eldin, Associate Professor of Development and Migration, Ahfad University for Women.

Jointly funded by the Italian Cooperation and Development Agency (AICS) and IOM Development Fund (IDF), the course was the eighth in a series of trainings on Border Management implemented under the Immigration and Border Management (IBM) portfolio of IOM Sudan where so far more than 150 immigration officers, officers from Custom Authorities, and National Intelligence and Security Service have participated.

Ms. Jafarya Mohamed, First Lieutenant from the Sudan Passport Department and one of the co-facilitators who were part of January’s TOT stated that “the trainings were a great opportunity to increase my level of expertise and allowed me to transfer my knowledge to colleagues based on my previous training experience. After this course, I feel that I developed my skills a lot and had a chance to develop our sense of team work with relevant colleagues who previously participated in the TOT and share our practical experiences.”

The training aimed to increase the participants’ knowledge of the principles and practices of document examination and its relationship with passenger assessment and to encourage them to relate this to the context of border management in Sudan as well as enhance the capacity of the participating immigration officers in identifying forged and fraudulent travel and other documents. Also aiming to increase the response level of immigration officers on document security instruction and examination; sharing best practices and case studies to tackle cross border crimes related to document security and forgeries. In addition, the training aims to familiarize the trainees on historical and contemporary patterns of migration from, to, within and through Sudan; placing these within their broader historical and geographical contexts understanding the main laws and policies that regulate migration in Sudan as well as opportunities and challenges in Sudan in an effort to regulate and manage different types, patterns and trends of migration management.

For additional information, please contact IOM Sudan Immigration and Border Management (IBM) Officer, Emrah GÜLER, Tel: + 249-9224-06619, Email: eguler@iom.int