OSCE course in Dushanbe focuses on Risk analysis and management in border security



Peter Girvan Allan, expert from the United Kingdom delivers a training session on Risk Analysis in Border Security and Management. Dushanbe, 3 June 2016 (OSCE BMSC/Ilona Kazaryan)

DUSHANBE, 3 June 2016 – Twenty-two officials from customs and border agencies of Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan completed today the Risk Analysis and Management in Border Security Course at the OSCE Border Management Staff College in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

The course, which ran from 22 February to 3 June, consisted of two face-to-face workshops and a post module assignment. The first module focused on developing a strategic approach to risk analysis. It aimed to help participants develop risk management models to improve border security and management in their respective countries. The second module enhanced this knowledge with analytical techniques for protecting borders at the operational and tactical levels. Furthermore, it prepared participants to identify the core knowledge, skills and competencies required to perform the duties of a border security and management analyst.

“Proper risk management increases the efficiency and effectiveness of border-related operations,” said Dita Nowicka, Director of the OSCE Border Management Staff College.”

Peter Girvan Allan, Director of Allan Consultancy Ltd from the United Kingdom said: “The experts are delighted with the level of co-operation and commitment the participants demonstrated over the duration of the course. The College created an environment where they learned from the experts and from each other.”

The course was funded by the Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program of the United States Department of State.