Press Release: EU-BOMNAF Equipping Border Police Units in Northern Afghanistan

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As well as infrastructure and training provision, UNDP’s EU-BOMNAF project also supplies the   Afghan Border Police with essential equipment to increase the efficiency and capacity of border police units on Afghanistan’s northern border. Items recently provided by the Project comprises … Read More

Press Release: EU-BOMNAF Donates Quad Bikes to Afghan Border Police in Northern Afghanistan

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On 16 December 2016, UNDP’s EU-BOMNAF project of delivered and handed over All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) quad bikes to the Afghan Border Police Battalion at Chashmai Tut, Khohon district in Northern Afghanistan. The donation is part of the project’s aim … Read More

EU-BOMNAF to Construct a New Border Crossing Point at Khohon.

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Living in geographic isolation for years, borderlands inhabitants of the Khohon region, on Afghanistan’s northern border with Tajikistan, now get their groceries and supplies, transiting from Kunduz, via Tajikistan’s territory and across the new AKDN-PATRIP bridge at Shurabod. A new … Read More

Another EU-BOMNAF Construction Facility Close to Completion

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UNDP’s EU-BOMNAF Project building activities on a new headquarters for the Afghan Border Police Battalion at Chasmai Tut, in Khohon district, on Afghanistan’s Northern border are close to completion and this week a monitoring and evaluation mission from BOMNAF went … Read More

Press Release: EU-BOMNAF ‘Train The Trainers’ Course

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Fourteen Afghan Border Police (ABP) students from UNDP EU-BOMNAF’s latest Train the Trainers (T3) course have attended their prize-giving ceremony. Ten were brand new students, and four were experienced returnees from previous EU-BOMNAF training courses, who supported this course as … Read More

Learning to Drive in the Snow

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Twenty members of the Afghan Border Police are undergoing Driver Training, funded by EU-BOMNAF in and around Mazar-e-Sharif, which like many areas in Central Asia is currently experiencing significant falls of snow. As shown in the accompanying pictures the officers … Read More

A Language Student’s Perspective of EU-BOMNAF’s 18th Border Management Awareness Course

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By John W. Ellington United Nations jeeps with blue license plates are a fairly common sight on Dushanbe’s streets. Both the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Food Programme use the city as a base for managing projects in … Read More

The 2nd Women’s Border Management Awareness Course

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PRESS RELEASE FOR WOMEN’S BORDER MANAGEMENT AWARENESS COURSE 09 – 19 May 2016 It gives us great pleasure to report that the EU-BOMNAF Project has completed the second Women’s Border Management Awareness (WBMA) Course at the OSCE Border Management Staff … Read More

Operation Building Bridges 2016

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Dushanbe, 18 May 2016 PRESS RELEASE “Operation Building Bridges 2016” As part of UNDP’s EU-BOMNAF project’s aims to improve cross-border cooperation, collaboration and communication between Afghanistan and its Central Asian neighbours, the project facilitated and supported a one-week joint field … Read More

Re-announced: International vacancy for BOMNAF

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Job Title Consultant – Sector Integrity Vulnerability Assessment Expert (SIVA) Deadline 16-May-2016 Location Dushanbe, Tajikistan Deadline Please click on the vacancy title above, which is linked to UNDP Jobs website to more details.

Train The Trainers (T3) Course

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By Nell Pates EU-BOMNAF is currently undertaking an education project to deliver a Train The Trainers (T3) package for border staff from both Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Following this pilot event, a new course has now been designed and will be … Read More

Visit of UNDP Tajikistan Country Director, Mr Ghulam Isaczai

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Since the UNDP BOMNAF Project management team assumed responsibility for the JICA funded Border Management Project, UNDP’S Border Management Training Team now arranges and delivers courses to both BOMNAF and BMP beneficiaries. We were extremely pleased to welcome UNDP Country … Read More

Focus on Women in Training

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By Nell Pates The EU-BOMNAF Project is committed to delivering relevant and practical training that is gender inclusive, which is not always an easy sell in Afghanistan. I was given the opportunity to speak to two women who attended the … Read More

2015 Afghanistan – Central Asia Regional Trade and Cooperation Conference by EU-BOMNAF

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EU-BOMNAF is pleased to announce the successful culmination of the 2015 Afghanistan – Central Asia Regional Trade and Cooperation Conference, held in Dushanbe on the 24th and 25th November 2015. Delegates travelled from countries and organisations throughout the region, clearly … Read More

Declaration and Recommendations from the EU-BOMNAF Regional Trade and Cooperation Workshop in Dushanbe, 24-25 November 2015 (Russian Version)

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Декларация и Рекомендации Конференции ЕС-БОМНАФ по Региональной Торговле и Сотрудничеству Душанбе, 24-25 ноября 2015 года Введение. Конференция ЕС-БОМНАФ по Региональной Торговле и Сотрудничеству прошла в Душанбе, Таджикистан, 24-25 ноября 2015 года. Основной целью данного мероприятия стало оказание содействия международному и … Read More

Declaration and Recommendations from the EU-BOMNAF Regional Trade and Cooperation Workshop in Dushanbe, 24-25 November 2015 (English Version)

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Declaration and Recommendations from the EU-BOMNAF Regional Trade and Cooperation Workshop in Dushanbe, 24-25 November 2015   Introduction. The EU-BOMNAF Regional Trade and Cooperation Workshop was held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on 24-25 November 2015. The overall aim of the event … Read More

Women’s Border Management Awareness Course

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We are delighted to report the successful delivery of our first Women’s Border Management Awareness Course in Dushanbe, which took place from 15 to 27 October 2015 in cooperation with the OSCE’s Border Management Staff College. Twenty one women from … Read More

New EU-BOMNAF Multimedia

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Multimedia: IT Training in Nusai BCP

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Nusai Border crossing point (Badakhshan, Afghanistan) 21 July 2015 Eight Afghan Border Police (ABP) Officers attended a basic IT course organized by BOMNAF International Training Specialist Mike Holman, Nargis Khidirova (Training Assistant) and Vadim Suleimanov (IT Assistant). All the participants … Read More

Closure of cross-border market impacts livelihoods

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The Eshkashem cross-border market in northeast Afghanistan’s Badakhshan Province is of great importance to both local Afghan and Tajik populations and their respective small and medium sized businesses. Located adjacent to the Afghan Customs and Border Commissariat buildings, both of … Read More

Afghan refugee women design EU-BOMNAF bags

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As Europe’s refugee crisis captures the world’s attention, the EU-BOMNAF team is contributing its grain of sand to improve the livelihood of Afghan refugees living in Dushanbe. Even if our main work is implemented on Afghanistan’s northern border and at … Read More

ABP meet Tajik colleagues at the Tursunzade Border Crossing Point

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On 29 August 2015, BOMNAF’s Afghan Border Police (ABP) beneficiaries, accompanied by Tajikistan Border Force officers visited a crossing point on the Tajikistan-Uzbekistan border. The objective of the visit was to allow officers from regional border services to meet, exchange … Read More

Car Search Training

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During a practical search exercise aimed to teach methods to detect contraband concealed in vehicles, through the use of an endoscope. Mr Jonathan Trumble, Customs Advisor with OSCE in Vienna, was the instructor of this workshop, part of BOMNAF’s joint … Read More

First Aid Training

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As part of the first week of BOMNAF’s Afghan Border Police Management Awareness Course, expert Ms. Mohinisso Akramova presented a workshop in First Aid to BOMNAF’s Afghan Border Police beneficiaries on 24 August. EU-BOMNAFs Training team, organized a two week “Afghan … Read More

Disaster Management

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On August 28, as part of EU-BOMNAF’s Border Management Awareness Course, Mr. Philip Eliason delivered a workshop on how police and border forces might prepare for and respond to disasters. His interactive presentation encouraged delegates to identify ways that they … Read More

Afghanistan-Central Asia Trade and Migration Workshop in Dushanbe (2014)

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The aim was to develop cooperation and strengthen communication between Afghanistan and its Northern and Eastern neighbours in the field of international border management.

Participation of Afghanistan representatives at international events

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EU-BOMNAF organised and supported the participation of high level representatives from the Afghan Border Police and related ministries at a number of international and regional events, including the Central Asia Border Security Initiative (CABSI) (2013 & 2014), Issyk-Kul Initiative (2013), … Read More

Training meeting with Afghan MP

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Kabul June 21st 2015 Training Specialist, Mike Holman and Training Assistant, Nargis Khidirova, and UNV photographer, Freya Morales, attended a meeting with Member Of Parliament (MP), Wagma Sapay, at the Afghan Parliament, with the objective of inviting her to participate … Read More

SSAFE training attended by five members of the EU-BOMNAF team

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Kabul 22-24 th. June 2015 For three days five members of the EU-BOMNAF project have attended a SSAFE (Safe & Secure Approach to Field Environment) mandatory for UN staff working in Afghanistan. The training is organized and taught by professionals … Read More

Landslides and flooding in Badakhshan (GBAO) – Tajikistan

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Lugad (Vanj District / Badakshan) July 21st 2015 The EU BOMNAF team was recently on a field mission to GBAO deliver ICT/computer and endoscope courses to the Afghan border police. After a successful day at the Afghan Nusai border crossing … Read More

Border Bridges

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Fascinated by bridges? Then look at this gallery showing the different Border Crossing Point bridges along the river Panj that connect Tajikistan and Afghanistan. Photos: Freya Morales / EU-BOMNAF 2015 © All rights reserved

Ban Ki Moon in Dushanbe

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Dushanbe, Tajikistan June 9th 2015 UN Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki Moon, in Dushanbe to meet all UN staff at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Captured by our UN Volunteer, Freya Morales.

Arrival of new Polaris ATVs

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Dushanbe, June 2015 The 18 new Polaris ATV (All Terrain Vehicles) that arrived recently at our warehouse, will be used this summer in several Polaris trainings organised by EU-BOMNAF. Later this year, the vehicles will be delivered to selected the … Read More

EU-Japan Border Management Conference in Dushanbe (2012 & 2014)

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The aims of this conference included development of local capacity, improvement of border management and exploring ways of further collaboration between the governments of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, in the fields of training, cross-border … Read More

Equipment provided as at 28 November 2014

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In addition to basic logistic, maintenance and support items, equipment procured by the EU-BOMNAF project is based on the priority areas of Transport, Communications, Detection and Personal equipment. This includes All Terrain Vehicles (Polaris ATV Quad Bikes), office and kitchen … Read More

IT Training

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Nusai, Afghanistan. July 20th, 2015. ICT and computer skills are in high demand in almost any sector. EU-BOMNAF recently sent their ICT Assistant, Vadim Suleimanov, to teach the Afghan Border Police based in Nusai, the most basic skills needed for … Read More

Train-the-Trainer course at the OSCE Border Management Staff College in Dushanbe

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Dushanbe, Tajikistan March 30th – April 11th, 2015 Twelve instructors from the Border Police of Afghanistan today completed an eleven-day Train-the-Trainer course at the OSCE Border Management Staff College in Dushanbe. The course was organized in close co-operation with the … Read More

Conducted training as at 28 November 2014

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Capacity building Training and mentoring to improve capacity of border management agencies to perform their duties will be required for the foreseeable future. BOMNAF and other agencies continue to train Border Management personnel on the border. UNODC support activities In … Read More

Infrastructure projects constructed and equipped as at 28 November 2014

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Responding to beneficiary needs and addressing regional development requirements, such as the construction of bridges over the Amu Darya River and cross-border markets built by EU, as well as other donors and partners, the table below shows infrastructure projects already … Read More