The government of Zimbabwe in conjunction with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Zimbabwe has launched an integrated border management training package in Harare today.

According to European Union (EU), integrated border management entails national and international coordination and cooperation among relevant authorities and agencies involved in border security and trade facilitation to establish effective, efficient and coordinated border management.

The Ministry of Home Affairs and IOM Zimbabwe today conducted a capacity building training on integrated border management for selected officials from various border management ministries at national level.

“The training is meant to establish a migration governance framework,” said Ms Lily Sanya, the IOM Chief of Mission in Zimbabwe.

The Permanent Secretary of Home Affairs, Cde Melusi Matshiya highlighted that the training package module which was finalised in September this year has various objectives which need to be achieved during the workshop.

Issues covered include labour migration, human trafficking, smuggling, mixed migration flows, informal cross-border trade, integrated border management, migration and human development.