IOM Contributes to the Development of Border Risk Analysis Capacities of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia

On 5-7 December 2022 IOM conducted a training on border risk analysis for the analysts of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia (MIA). The training aimed at developing analytical capacities of different MIA entities involved in border management, in particular: Information-Analytical Department, Border Police, Patrol Police Department and Migration Department.

3-day training in Tbilisi was facilitated by the trainer from Lithuania. During the sessions, analysts received information on the scope and levels of border risk analysis, conducting analysis in real life setting, use of different data sources, practices of information processing and exchange, producing relevant analytical products etc. The training was delivered in an interactive manner, providing participants with theoretical knowledge as well as certain practical skills, through group exercises and experience sharing.

This activity also included the promotion of the use of specific analytical tools and techniques, allowing Georgian analysts to adequately structure the data processing on cross-border crime patterns and trends, thus enhancing their analytical capabilities and stimulating intra and inter-agency coordination to curb irregular migration and combat all forms of transnational crime.

The event was organized under the EU-funded project “Border and Migration Management Action for Georgia (BMMAG): Supporting the Government of Georgia in the Further Development of Border and Migration Management Capacities”. The action continues and builds upon previous capacity building activities implemented by IOM over the years with EU support.