From 13 to 20 July 2022, the Border Management Programme in Central Asia held national workshops in Dushanbe and Bishkek on risk analysis for representatives of the border guard, customs and law enforcement agencies engaged in the border management of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. The workshops introduced participants to the basic principles, applicable practices and regulations and joint border security risk analysis procedures based on the European experience and provided an overview of the national system, legal framework and approved activities necessary to develop the risk analysis systems.
During the workshop, experts from the State Border Guard College of the Republic of Latvia and the Riga Technical University reviewed the national legal framework in the field of risk analysis on border security issues and developed recommendations for the implementation of a systematic and unified approach by state agencies at the strategic, operational and tactical levels. Recommendations/a roadmap were elaborated for the introduction of a risk analysis system into the institutional regulatory framework, taking into account national specificities.
The workshops contributed to the specific objectives of the BOMCA 10 Component 1, aimed at the development and strengthening of the institutional capacities of border control agencies in Central Asian countries; and to achieve alignment with international standards and best practices in ensuring national, regional and global security. Similar workshops are planned to be implemented for Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.