The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) organized  2 training courses on Professional Standards (Pro F) for a total of 44 participants – 20 % of whom were females - from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), the Internal Security Forces (ISF), the Directorate General of General Security (GS) and the Lebanese Customs Administration (LCA),  within the framework of the Netherlands-funded component of the Enhanced Capability for Integrated Border Management in Lebanon (IBM Lebanon), funded by the European Union.

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) organized 2 training courses on IT Security for a total of 44 participants – 20% of whom were females - from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), the Internal Security Forces (ISF), the Directorate General of General Security (GS) and the Lebanese Customs Administration (LCA), within the framework of the Netherlands-funded component of the Enhanced Capability for Integrated Border Management in Lebanon (IBM Lebanon), funded by the European Union.

As part of the European Union (EU) funded project Enhanced Capability for Integrated Border Management in Lebanon (IBM Lebanon), implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), a significant amount of border management related equipment was delivered to IBM Lebanon beneficiaries (Lebanese Armed Forces – LAF; Internal Security Forces – ISF; Directorate General of General Security – GS;  Lebanese Customs Administration – LCA; Directorate General of the Lebanese Civil Defence – LCD) on the 21st of June 2018.

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) organized pilot training activities and training of trainers (ToT) based on the newly designed training modules on human rights at international borders and on management of mixed migration, for a total of 47 participants from the Directorate General of General Security (GS). Activities were delivered as part of the technical assistance project Swiss Support to Integrated Border Management (IBM Lebanon), funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) and implemented by ICMPD.

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) organized an inter-agency training course on Imposters & Documents (ID) involving 21 participants from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), the Internal Security Forces (ISF), the Directorate General of General Security (GS), the Banque du Liban (Lebanon’s Central Bank - BDL) and the Directorate General of State Security (SS), within the framework of the Netherlands-funded component of the Enhanced Capability For Integrated Border Management in Lebanon (IBM Lebanon), funded by the European Union.

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) organized a 7-day course (21- 30 May, 2018) on training management for 12 LAF staff (officers and non-commissioned officers) within the framework of the Netherlands-funded component of the Enhanced Capability for Integrated Border Management in Lebanon (IBM Lebanon), funded by the European Union.

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) organized a four-day workshop on “Customs law enforcement powers to detect, prevent and investigate criminal and administrative offences at the maritime borders” for 16 participants from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), the Internal Security Forces (ISF), the Directorate General of General Security (GS) and the Lebanese Customs Administration (LCA), within the framework of the of the Enhanced Capability For Integrated Border Management in Lebanon (IBM Lebanon) funded by the European Union.

On Tuesday 29 May, the official inauguration of the Central Training Centre (CTC) at Rayak Air Base will take place, under the patronage of the Commander-in-Chief of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), General Joseph Aoun. Senior representatives of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Lebanon, LAF and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) will participate in the ceremony. Additionally, equipment for the training centre, donated by the Netherlands, will be handed over.