(Press Release): 20 senior officers from the Sudanese General Directorate of Passports and Immigration today completed a five-day advanced course
in border management concepts and techniques.
Participants were briefed on: regional and global migration trends; the Sudanese legal framework; international migration law; trafficking and smuggling; the threats posed by cross border crime and terrorism and electronic border management systems.
Funded by the Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development, the course provided an opportunity for participants to exchange knowledge and to deepen their understanding of the key role played by border management in supporting the effective migration governance for the benefit of Sudan and migrants alike. Participant’s learned about key approaches to border management such as passenger profiling, risk management and integrated border management. The course also covered the importance of data collection and analysis in speeding up the process of bona fide travelers, whilst identifying those requiring further investigation.
Certificates of completion were presented by Mr. Mario Lito Malanca, the IOM Chief of Mission for Sudan and General Yassin Mohamed Hassan, the Director of Aliens Department. Mr. Mario Lito Malanca, the IOM Sudan Chief of Mission said ““Following adoption of Khartoum process and subsequent Valetta conference this is the first of a series of training courses we are delivering for the Sudanese Ministry of Interior. IOM is delighted to be working with our government counterparts to support the development of Sudan’s migration management.”
Colonel Mohammed Mohammed Abd Elwahid Saeed, Director of the Immigration Training Centre said “The Immigration Training Centre is pleased to work with IOM to deliver activities that insure the implementation of Sudanese laws on migration to combat human trafficking, smuggling and related crimes, to keep good relations between countries. The ITC would like to thank IOM, the participants and the organizing team who worked to deliver a successful training workshop.
Training was delivered by Marcellino Ramkishun, from the IOM’s African Capacity Building Centre in Tanzania and Professor Mohamed Abdelsalam Babiker from the University of Khartoum who is a Specialist in Sudanese law including counter trafficking and migration.
The course was the first of its kind in Sudan and is part of in a series of training courses being implemented by IOM in conjunction with the Government of Sudan’s Immigration Training Centre. The project is being funded by the Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development.