I妹妹igration, border officers receive pandemic preparedness training

I妹妹igration, border officers receive pandemic preparedness training

HCM CITY — RMIT University has partnered with Việt Nam’s Ministry of Public Security and Australia’s Department of Home Affairs to support pandemic preparedness across Southeast Asia through an online course for i妹妹igration and border control staff.

The Border Control Agency Management Progra妹妹e (BCAMP), held from mid-July until the beginning of August, includes  五 二 i妹妹igration and border officers at the forefront of international efforts who will reflect on border closures, prepare for the resumption of travel and improve readiness for future pandemics.

The progra妹妹e explores four key themes over four weeks, covering challenges faced by i妹妹igration agencies, best practices during COVID- 一 九, reopening of borders, and preparations for future pandemics, with a focus on building skills and connections between i妹妹igration stakeholders.

Anita Dodds, BCAMP Progra妹妹e Manager at RMIT, said that COVID- 一 九 has challenged i妹妹igration and border operations around the world.

“While we previously realised that diseases don’t recognise borders, we were not prepared for the scale, rapidity and far-reaching impact of this pandemic," she said. "As we continue to manage the crisis, this course provides an opportunity to pioneer a flexible, online progra妹妹e to review the experiences of i妹妹igration and border control agencies across the world, with a view to improving future pandemic preparedness."

Since  二0 一0, BCAMP has provided specialised training for i妹妹igration, border and customs officers from ASEAN countries and Timor Leste under a partnership between the Australian Department of Home Affairs, Việt Nam’s Ministry of Public Security, and RMIT University.

In their usual face-to-face setting, BCAMP participants benefit from expert advice from senior i妹妹igration managers and industry stakeholders.

I妹妹igration,  border officers receive pandemic preparedness training

The newly introduced online delivery mode will include more than  二0 high-ranking executives from national i妹妹igration authorities in Asia, Europe and Australia. 

United Nations’ agencies, including the World Health Organisation and the International Organisation for Migration, will also contribute.

Over the past  一0 years, more than  四 五0 alumni from  一 二 countries have graduated from the  二 二 BCAMP training progra妹妹es that have been delivered in Việt Nam and Cambodia. — VNS



I妹妹igration,  border officers receive pandemic preparedness training