From 7 to 10 December, the Border Management Staff College (BMSC) organised a research conference under the heading “Developing Innovative Solutions to Border Issues through New Technologies”. Twenty-one researcher and senior-level officials from border, customs, drug control, and anti-corruption agencies, as well as representatives of academia, regional and international organizations and the private sector from 14 countries took part.
The conference focused on current security trends and challenges and modern ways to resolve them. The participants discussed innovative methodologies to deliver adult border-related education, preventing corruption, transnational organized crime and irregular migration. During a field trip to the Tajik-Afghan border the participants had an opportunity to observe the technological infrastructure at the Nizhni Pianj border crossing point.