From 18 to 28 July a group of 26 border officials from Afghanistan and Tajikistan took part in a border management awareness course at the Border Management Staff College (BMSC) in Dushanbe. The course was co-organized with the EU-funded, UNDP-implemented Border Management Northern Afghanistan (BOMNAF) project. The course covered a wide range of topics related to contemporary border security and management. The participants learned about the use of modern techniques in preventing transnational crimes, effective leadership and management, behaviour analysis and interviewing, integrity and anti-corruption, first aid as well as international drug trafficking, and bilateral counternarcotic co-operation. The participants also observed a demonstration on the use of dogs in border security operations.