Kenya and IOM host the First Border Management Conference in Nairobi

Nairobi- The Government of Kenya and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) are hosting the inaugural National Border Management Conference from 2 to 4 April 2024.   

The conference is organized under the Better Migration Management (BMM) Programme which is financed by the European Union (EU) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). It brings together relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies, as well as EAC delegates, development partners, academia, UN Agencies, and Civil Society Organizations.

“Kenya's commitment to border security is not merely about safeguarding her national interests but fostering Regional Cooperation and promoting economic prosperity locally and regionally. Inter-agency cooperation is essential for success in border management. No single agency can address the myriad challenges posed by border security alone. To foster a culture of collaboration and information sharing among all relevant stakeholders, including law enforcement agencies, immigration, customs and intelligence" - Prof. Kithure Kindiki, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Interior and National Administration.

The conference will provide an opportunity to enhance inter-agency cooperation and the whole government approach and celebrate the progress and milestone in border management.

Moreover, the discussions will be centered on coordinated border management in Kenya and border management in the context of Regional Integration and cross-border cooperation.

"This inaugural border management is a testament to IOM’s commitment in working with the Government of Kenya to enhance opportunities for cross-border cooperation and especially facilitating regular pathways through the whole-of –government and the whole-of-society approach.” - Dimanche Sharon, IOM Kenya, Chief of Mission.

IOM Kenya will continue to work with the Government of Kenya and supports its efforts in spearheading a dynamic Border Management program. Further, IOM’s is supporting in enhancing the skills of frontline border officials, supplying essential infrastructure such as border equipment and cutting-edge IT solutions, implementing the Border Management Information System (BMIS), and offering expert technical guidance.

Together, the Government of Kenya and IOM are crafting innovative guidelines, strategies, and operational standards to ensure a seamless and efficient border management process.

For media inquiries and registration, please contact: Anthony Kuria, Eva Sibanda, and Cynthia Meru,

SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals