On 31 March, the Centre organized a roundtable discussion to assess needs for enhancing Turkmenistan’s border patrol capacities. The round table was designed to align the OSCE’s planned training curriculum on border patrol capacities in 2016 to the current needs of the State Border Service. Eight high-level officers from the State Border Service of Turkmenistan were joined by experts from the OSCE Secretariat and OSCE Office in Tajikistan in discussing best practices in the implementation of similar projects in other OSCE participating States. The Centre also invited experienced international trainers to assist in identifying the needs and further elaborating the patrol training curriculum. This roundtable discussion was a continuation of activities held as part of an OSCE extra-budgetary project on strengthening border guard capacities in Turkmenistan launched in 2014.