Central Asian border guard training institutions exchanging best practices in teaching methodology

On December 18-20, 2018 group of trainers of Kazakh Border Guard Academy is visiting Dushanbe for sharing their experience and best practices in teaching methodology with their Kyrgyz and Tajik colleagues.

BOMCA programme historically has been attaching a great importance to an effective institutional partnership and dynamic collaborative process between CA and EU training institutions of border security-related agencies. To this effect, CA Customs and BG training institutions Consortia were launched by initiative of BOMCA Programme in 2011 as a forum for the joint approach and cooperation towards the development of the harmonized and efficient training system for Central Asia Customs and BG staff.

Based on jointly defined during Consortium meetings list of educational topics, BOMCA supports exchange of trainers between BG and Customs training institutions . A pilot one was conducted in Dushanbe between 29 May-1 June 2017, where trainers from the customs training centers of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan facilitated training of trainers for their Tajik colleagues on the issues of radiation control and dual-use goods. As a next step in exchange of trainers’ experience, the Higher Military Customs Institute of the Republic of Uzbekistan demonstrated best practices in X-ray image analysis by hosting between 13-15 June, 2017 a regional training for trainers and customs officers from Central Asia. In 2018 the exchange of trainers was successfully continued by Kazakhstan - on February 13-15 trainers from Border Guard Academy of Kazakhstan came to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and conduct ToT for their Kyrgyz colleagues - 15 teachers of BG Training Center and Military Institute were trained on teaching methodology on the topic of travellers identification and profiling.