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Nigeria III: Blue Border Management

Key facts

Requesting authority: Nigerian Immigration Service
Experts involved: Italy, Lithuania Portugal
Time Frame: April 2016-ongoing
Nigeria

Objective

Enhance the Nigerian capacities to better manage borders and curb irregular migration, especially at maritime borders and with regards to investigation and prosecution of irregular migration cases.

Activities

Activity 1: Fact-finding mission to gather information on the current state of play in the fields of blue border management and procedures, as well as to identify the institutional and training needs of the Nigerian stakeholders in charge of blue borders;

Activity 2: Information Session on blue border management, security and human rights targeting central and field officers;

Activity 3: Study visit to one EU MS to share experiences and learn from existing practices in the field of blue border management;

Activity 4: Supporting the Development of a Training Curriculum for Blue Border Management;

Activity 5: Training of Trainers session for the operational staff posted at blue BCP on the application of the Training Curriculum;

Activity 6: Training on Blue Border Management and official presentation of the Training Curriculum 

Activity 7: Training session on investigation techniques and prosecution for cross-border crimes in migratory context, including for migrant smuggling and trafficking in human beings (THB)

Results and outputs

  • The theoretical and practical capacities of the relevant authorities to better manage blue borders are improved; 
  • A Training Curriculum on Blue Border Management is developed and made available for use, and trainers to apply it are trained;
  • Number of trainers of the national authorities involved in blue border management is increased;
  • Knowledge of issues pertinent to investigation and prosecution techniques of irregular migration cases is enhanced;
  • Inter-agency coordination in the field of border management is strengthened.

Located in: Border management