Small Arms and Light Weapons– Border Security Management

Conflict Management

Course Duration: Two Weeks
Course Fee: This course is fully funded.

Course Summary:

This course targets border security practitioners. It aims at enhancing the quality in the management of borders in the sub-region and supports regional initiatives on border management and information sharing and also foster the identification and establishment of a network of border security management experts in West Africa.



  • The Nature of the African State
  • Overview of African Borders and Border Security issues: Challenges and Prospects
  • International and Regional Frameworks on SALW e.g ECOWAS Convention and Protocols of Free Movement
  • Types of Borders of Small Arms Control: land, air and sea
  • Field visits to land, air and sea borders
  • Integrated Border Management
  • Issues of cooperation: Interagency collaboration
  • Interpol and Multilateral Intelligence in West Africa
  • Border Management skill sets
  • Profiling, Surveillance and Information gathering
  • Vulnerable groups and SALW
  • Cross Cutting Issues: Money laundering terrorism, Drug and Human trafficking and virtual cross border e-crimes


Target Participants:

  • Operational level practitioners working in border facilities.