Immigration and border management

With the increasing movement of people and goods across borders, governments face a challenge of finding the right balance between keeping the borders open and keeping them secure and controlled. IOM has worked to build the government’s capacity in this regard by focusing on skills development and acquisition of infrastructure and equipment.

Most recent, under this programme, was the Strengthening Border Security in Uganda Project, funded by the Government of Japan. Among other things, this project saw the installation of the Migration Information and Data Analysis System (MIDAS) in eight border points, as well as the construction of Uganda’s first ever Immigration Training Academy in the central Nakasongola district.