The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) organised a three-day expert training event on crisis management, and specifically on the scenario of a mass refugee influx, for 15 officers from the General Security (GS). The training (August 9-11, 2017) took place at GS headquarters in Beirut and at the Masnaa border crossing point (BCP) training facilities. The event was funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) within the framework of the EU-funded project Enhanced Capability for Integrated Border Management in Lebanon, implemented by ICMPD.

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) organized a series of 6 half-day sessions from 18 to 26 of July 2017 to all cadet officers that are being trained in the Military Academy (over 500 officers), provided 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..

On 12th of July 2017, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) organized an inter-agency workshop in its office in Beirut, to discuss workflow at border crossing points (BCP), within the framework of the technical assistance project Enhanced Capability for Integrated Border Management in Lebanon (IBM Lebanon), implemented by ICMPD and funded by the European Union.

On Saturday 15 July, ICMPD was present at Tripoli seaport, to observe and be part of the testing of emergency procedures. The disaster scenario being enacted concerned a serious fire on board of a ship moored in the container port. Response was provided by General Security, Lebanese Red Cross, port of Tripoli fire-fighters and other support groups. ICMPD was reassured to see the close cooperation and coordination that existed, as well as the technical rescue and trauma care skills being shown. ICMPD supports work to improve the preparedness for serious emergencies at border crossings and has recently taken steps to support border agency staff in Tripoli port. With funding from the European Union, ICMPD will assist in the strengthening of effective cooperation between all involved, ever aware that border crossing and ports are potentially very dangerous places.

Following on from the highly successful study visits to Poland of 2014 - 2016 and with welcome support from the Polish Embassy in Beirut, ICMPD conducted a fourth such study visit from 03/07 to 07/07. The study visit focused on the subjects of Integrated Border Management (IBM) as part of ICMPD and European Union (EU) support;

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) organised a three-day expert training event on gender-based issues (June 20-22, 2017) for 14 officers from the General Security (GS) at its offices in Beirut. The event was funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) and implemented within the framework of the EU-funded project Enhanced Capability for Integrated Border Management in Lebanon implemented by ICMPD.

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) organized a media workshop for 22 officers, non-commissioned officers and personnel from the Internal Security Forces (ISF), the Directorate General of the General Security (DGGS), the Lebanese Customs Administration (LCA) and the Directorate General of the Lebanese Civil Defense (LCD) from July 4th to 7th, 2017 at ICMPD office in Beirut, within the framework 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 training on the Harmonized System (HS) for 15 trainees from the Lebanese Customs Administration from June 5th to 16th, 2017 at LCA Training Centre (Beirut seaport), within the framework of the Enhanced Capability For Integrated Border Management in Lebanon (IBM Lebanon) funded by the European Union.

From 26 to 28 June, ICMPD, General Security (GS) and the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee (KMar) were involved in the international SDW 2017 conference and exhibition held in London. The event, now in its 11th year provides a global showcase for next-generation human identity solutions, focusing on intrinsic document security and on the new cutting-edge secure infrastructure now required to produce and use these advanced documents in live situations. The conference brought together professionals involved in secure ID credentials and government-identity solutions, innovations, insight, analysis and debate direct from 75+ industries. The SDW conference programme covered key issues, including identity fraud, document design, travel documents, smart borders, eID, biometrics, digital and mobile ID, smart citizens and the future of identity innovations.