Integrated Border Management

IOM supports States in strengthening the operational capability of border crossing points and in enhancing concerted border management cooperation of various stakeholders. 

Integrated Border Management requires that all competent authorities work together in an effective and efficient manner. Cooperation should not be established exclusively within each country, but also across its borders, with relevant agencies of neighbouring States. Integrated Border Management seeks to address three levels of cooperation and coordination: intra-service cooperation, inter-agency cooperation and international cooperation.


Capacity-Building in Integrated Border Management in Mozambique (US Department of State)

This project is supporting the government to protect its national borders and combat transnational organized crime, through building capacity in integrated border management at key border points in the southern region of the country. It is implemented in three phases:

1) Border management assessment and needs analysis: Multi-sectoral assessments of key border posts carried out by IOM and key government institutions will identify priority interventions in improving border management and serve as basis for drawing up a  capacity-building plan;

2) Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for integrated border management: SOPs for effective border post management will be developed with the aim to enhancing communications and cooperation between agencies to more effectively combat transnational crime while respecting rights of migrants at the borders;

3) Operationalizing recommendations and SOPs: Multi-sectoral trainings at border points in southern Mozambique will increase skills and competencies to detect and combat transnational organized crime in line with best international practices.

The project is implemented in cooperation with the IOM African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC) based in Moshi, Tanzania.