In Kazakhstan BOMCA 10 advanced training of officers working on THB cases in the border regions

  • Thematic Component: 4. Improvement of Cross-Border Cooperation
  • Country: Kazakhstan

Border areas often serve as strategic locations for human traffickers due to their geographical proximity to other countries, making it easier to move victims across borders undetected. From 29 to 30 April, the EU-funded Border Management programme in Central Asia (BOMCA 10) supported online lectures for the Kazakh Ministry of Interior, enabling sharing of knowledge on THB for officers working on combating trafficking in human beings in the Kazakh border regions.

The activity aimed at enhancing the knowledge of Kazakh police officers working in the border areas and the teaching personnel of training institutions on the basics of anti-trafficking, especially for those who have recently started working on this topic. The newly acquired skills will be further applied to conduct counter-trafficking activities in Kazakhstan.

It is worth noting that lecturers have recently completed an online ToT series on anti-trafficking in the border regions of Kazakhstan, as organised by BOMCA 10 in March 2024.