Training of Trainers for Forensic Experts on Passport Examination Procedures

Cairo, 24 January 2019 - Following IOM’s successful collaboration with the Forensic Medicine Authority (FMA) on advanced passport examination procedures, IOM and FMA organized a Training of Trainers (ToT) from 21 to 24 January 2018 for 11 forensic experts from four governorates.

The four-day training was facilitated by Mr. Nelson Goncalves, Immigration and Border Management Training Specialist from IOM’s African Capacity Building Centre. Participants acquired in-depth, hands-on experience using verification equipment to identify forged and counterfeit documents. The participants are now qualified to train other experts on the same topic.

“IOM is committed to supporting the Government of Egypt to ensure orderly, safe and humane migration. This includes the activities aimed at strengthening the capacities to identify and detect unlawful activities related to migration.” said Mr. Andrea Dabizzi, Head of Migrant Protection and Assistance Unit at IOM Egypt.

The training was funded by the Government of the United States as part of the IOM intervention “Addressing irregular migration flows and upholding human rights of migrants along the north-eastern African migration route and North Africa - NOAH Phase VI”.

The intervention supports the Government of Egypt in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Goal 10.7: “Facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies” and Goal 16.3: “Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all. 

The training is also in line with the objectives of Egypt’s Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS) Vision 2030.

For more information, please contact Omar Awwad at IOM Egypt, Tel: +2 02 2736 5140/1 Email: