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IOM Training for Ministry of Refugees and Accommodation of Georgia

29 November - 1 December 2016

Under the EU-funded More for More project, IOM provided training from 29 November until 1 December 2016 for 16 officials from the Georgian Ministry of Refugees and Accommodation.  The training covered identity management as well as document security and fraud.  The first two days of the training were delivered at the Academy of the Ministry of Interior by in-house trainer Keti Kobakhidze and IOM’s Border Management Specialist Mark Richmond.  The final day took place at the Justice House in Tbilisi and included tailored contributions from Public Service Development Agency officials.

 

IOM Training for Georgian Visa/Consular Officers Serving Overseas

7-9 November 2016

Under the EU-funded More for More project, IOM provided training from 7-9 November 2016 for 15 officials from the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  The training in document security and fraud included visa/consular officials currently serving in Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iran, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kuwait, China, Qatar, South Africa and Jordan. In addition seven officials based in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tbilisi were present. 

 

IOM Conducts Training on Data Security and Sharing

2 - 4 November 2016

To support the effective development of Georgia’s UMAS (Unified Migration Analysis System) and under the EU-funded More for More project, IOM provided training from 2-4 November 2016 on a range of relevant issues concerning best practice in data security and sharing.

IOM Completes Additional Document Security and Fraud Training Course in Kutaisi

1-3 November 2016

At the request of the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs and under the EU-funded More for More project, IOM provided training from 1-3 November 2016 for 18 recently assigned Patrol Police officers from David the Builder International Airport in Kutaisi.  The training course followed on from training conducted two months previously in Kutaisi and was arranged in response to the recent launch of seven new Wizz Air flights to EU destinations from the airport.  With significantly higher volumes of passengers and with very affordable flight ticket prices, the potential for increased travel document fraud is significant. 

IOM Organizes Training of Trainers in Criminal Intelligence and Investigation

Under the EU-funded More for More project, the IOM organised a Training of Trainers course on Criminal Intelligence and Investigation for a range of different officials at the Academy of the Ministry of Interior.  The training course was delivered by British expert Geoff Amir, took place from 24-28 October 2016 and included representatives from the Central Criminal Police Department, the Information Analytical Department as well as trainers from the Academy of the Ministry of Interior. 

IOM and Georgian High School of Justice Conduct Training in Confronting Smuggling of Migrants

Under the EU-funded More for More project Davit Mamiseishvili, Head of Batumi City Court joined IOM’s Border Management Specialist Mark Richmond to deliver a two day training course from 1-2 October at Batumi Hight School of Justice. Judges from across Georgia, including Adjara, Poti and Tbilisi, were present.  Mr. Mamiseishvili described the Georgian legal framework and provided examples of cases of illegal border crossings and smuggling of migrants following the significant increase in cases in late 2015. He pointed out the links between organized smuggling of migrants and the links with other types of organized crime in Turkey and Adjara. 

IOM Trains 18 Officers from Georgia's Migration Department

21 - 23 September 2016

Under the EU-funded More for More project IOM responded to some specific training requests from the Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Making his second visit to assist the Migration Department and with immense experience of managing accommodation centres in the Netherlands, Greg Pidakos shared his knowledge in both a frank and helpful manner.   

IOM Completes Document Security and Fraud Training Courses in Kutaisi

 

5-9 September 2016

Under the EU-funded More for More project, IOM joined with Border Management Specialist at the Embassy of Latvia in Tbilisi to provide training for 40 Patrol Police officers in Kutaisi.  In the autumn of 2016 Wizz Air will launch seven new flights to EU destinations from Kutaisi International Airport.  With such an expanded range of services the scope for increased travel document fraud is all too apparent.

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