Training of trainers on identification and profiling techniques held in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

  • Thematic Component: 1. Institutional Development of Border Control Agencies
  • Country: Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

From September 16 to 23 2022, the Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA) held a Training-of-Trainers (ToT) course on identification and profiling techniques in Tashkent and Ashgabat. The course was aimed at training national experts from the Border Guards, Ministries of Interior, Transport Police, and National Security Committees of both countries on identification and profiling techniques. Subsequently, these trainers will continue to transfer this knowledge within their respective national agencies.


The participants were introduced to EU best practices on identification and profiling techniques, as well as being informed of a methodology for identification and profiling of foreign terrorist fighters, irregular migrants and drug traffickers. At the conclusion of the training course, the national experts were provided with a ToT methodology and supplementary materials This, combined with the skills gained during the activities, has equipped the national trainers to conduct further training courses on document security within their respective institutions.  


With similar activities held earlier in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan, these two training sessions complete the series, which has resulted in the upskilling of 27 national trainers on identification and profiling techniques.


The training courses were organised by the BOMCA 10 Programme in cooperation with the European Union funded Law Enforcement in Central Asia (LEICA) Programme, represented by CIVIPOL’s (International Security and Emergency Management Institute, in cooperation with INTERPOL and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).