IOM Iraq makes headway in the development of the border management curriculum for the Ministry of Interior

From 25-28 May, IOM Iraq’s HIJRA AMINA, EU funded programme held a pilot training for the Ministry of Interior (MoI) border management training curriculum, currently being developed under the programme.

The training was a prospect for IOM Iraq to present critical subjects and engage discussions with both senior and operational officials for the foundational course that will be incorporated into the induction course for newly recruited border officials.

The 25 participants in attendance represented: the Minister’s Office, the Training Department at the Nationality and Residency Directorate at Central and KRG levels, the three Immigration Training Centres (ITCs) in Baghdad, Basra and Sulaymaniyah; the Border Guards Command, KRG’s security agency; as well as management from Iraq’s international airports of Baghdad, Erbil and Najaf. The participants’ array of backgrounds in border management provided unique insight into the selection of topics required for the training curriculum.

The training had two main objectives - the first was to gain feedback on the appropriateness of induction course materials in document examination, forgery and managerial skills needed at an operational level. This was achieved through a hands-on method, wherein officials were able to build knowledge and discuss the proposed training subjects through interactive learning.

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