Sierra Leone: Border Management, Migration Legislation

Key facts

Requesting authority: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Experts involved: Austria, Lithuania, Romania, Poland
Time Frame: September 2009-October 2011


To support the Government of Sierra Leone in improving its capacities to prevent irregular migration across its borders.


Activity 1: Rapid needs assessment of the situation related to migration and border management, and preparation of the fact-finding mission report;

Activities 2-3: Organisation of two training sessions on border management and Security; and

Activity 4: Organisation of training on migration legislation.

Results and outputs

  • Authorities supported to better prevent irregularities related to migration occurring at and across its national borders, as well as strengthening cooperation among the relevant national authorities;
  • Enhanced understanding of particular facets of Border Management, delivered via training sessions;
  • Strengthening of the capacities of national authorities to elaborate and implement a legal framework, reflecting the current state of play.