Islamabad, 30 September: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) jointly organised a handover for a Manual on ‘Travel Documents, Security Features, Production Technologies and Examination’ and six document security database licenses. The handover took place as part of the closing ceremony of a 5-day training on document security and profiling delivered by ICMPD, marking the end of a five-month induction training programme for a newly recruited batch of thirty-three Assistant Directors in the FIA.

Erbil, September 2022: The project implementation team for the project, ‘Capacity Building for long-term reintegration of returnees to Iraq’ (Project CAIR), initiated a series of capacity building trainings on Return and Reintegration for the central government institutions in Iraq. The training programme will cover six thematic priorities over the course of three dedicated trainings (September-December 2022).

Islamabad, Pakistan. ICMPD Pakistan organised a leadership training for FIA directors of border crossing points (BCP) at Lahore, Karachi, Sialkot and Quetta airports, as well as Taftan and Torkham land borders, held in Islamabad in mid-July. The training is the latest step in progress to develop a BCP Leadership and Management Training programme within the FIA, funded by the Austrian Ministry of Interior.

Cumilla, Bangladesh. "Migration Friend" written by Debabrata Ghosh, Assistant Director, Cumilla District Employment and Manpower Office has been published with a view to disseminating labour migration information mostly to the aspirant and outgoing migrants so that they can make informed decisions before going abroad for employment and get necessary information which they need throughout their migration journey.

Erbil, Iraq. The Project CAIR implementation team held its third Multi-Stakeholder Platform meeting (on reintegration) in Erbil, Iraq, on 28 July 2022. The Meeting was attended by representatives of the Iraqi Government, including General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, Ministries of Labour and Social Affairs, of Migration and Displaced, and of Planning.

Islamabad, June 2022. Institutions and organisations tend to appoint as trainers individuals whose technical expertise in a particular field is well established and recognised. The assumption is that if somebody is an expert in a certain subject, they should also be capable of providing training on this topic by applying adult learning methodologies.

Punjab, June 2022. The Migrant Resource Centres (MRCs) in Pakistan, together with local partners and stakeholders are organising a series of community outreach interventions from June – December 2022, in the districts of Gujranwala, Sialkot, Gujrat, Faisalabad, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin of Punjab.

Erbil and Basra, June 2022. Silk Routes team carried out a series of meetings with government stakeholders amongst the Ministries of Migration and Displaced and Labour and Social Affairs and private sector in Erbil and Basra, Iraq, on 23-26 May and 7- 9 June 2022, as part of the ongoing implementation of project ‘Capacity building for long-term reintegration of returnees to Afghanistan and Iraq’ (Project CAIR), funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

Islamabad, 7 June 2022. The Embassy of Denmark in Islamabad together with the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) launched a new project, namely “Rights Based Border Management in the Silk Routes Countries”. The project aims to support the Government of Pakistan to implement sustainable, rights based border management practices in the area of document security and control of national borders.