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Project ID:00081458Description:Prog 13 UNOPS/IOM: Security
Sierra Leone MDTF
Start Date *: 3 Feb 2012
Mitigating External Threats
End Date*: 31 Dec 2012
Country: Sierra Leone Project Status: Financially Closed
  Participating Organization:   Multiple

Project Description: The programme is designed to help the Government and its security agencies to mitigate risks in three areas:


1) On Border Control: the project seeks to contribute to the strengthening of the overall security sector, institutional build up, fight against transnational crime through the provision of technical equipment and training for the staff of the Immigration department.

2) On Illicit Drugs and Organized Crime: the -project focuses on funding the daily operations of the Transnational Organized Crime Unit as well as the intelligence gathering and processing against the drug-related crimes and other organized crimes by the relevant law enforcement agencies of Sierra Leone Government.

3) On Security Enhancement at Lungi Airport: the project focuses on enhancing law enforcement capacities of SLP at Lungi airport as well as to improve the security measures against the threat of terrorism and drug-related crimes.


Development Goal and Key Outcomes:

 1) On Border Control (IOM):

 The overall objective of this project is to contribute to the strengthening of the overall border control at Lungi airport and some selected land-crossing ports.


Outcome: Strengthened the technical capacity of the department of Immigration to collect and analyse migration data, and repaired logistics and technical equipments to the DoI for enhanced border management.


2) On Illicit Drugs and Organized Crime:

 The overall objective of this project is to develop operational skills and intelligence led operations. A good social environment with a comparatively low drug-related or organized crime rate is to be created to ensure smooth general election in later 2012 in SL

Outcome: Tangible drug seizures and criminal networks disrupted.


3) On Security Enhancement at Lungi Airport:

 The overall objective of this project is to enhance the law enforcement capacities of Sierra Leone Police Division posted at the Lungi Airport. The proposed project will improve security standards at the airport. Awareness campaign activities will play a role to deter in tandem with the above operational activities.

Outcome: Drug and contraband seizure at the airport, and strengthened airport security measures on both passenger and cargo checks.


1) On Border Control (IOM):

a. National action plan for migration management developed

b. The passport readers at Lungi airport and selected land crossings repaired and maintained


2) On Illicit Drugs and Organized Crime (UNOPS/UNIPSIL):

a. Investigative capacities of law enforcement agencies enhanced through the practical case investigations and real-time field operations

b. Provision of necessary funds for effective operations


3) On Security Enhancement at Lungi Airport (UNOPS/UNIPSIL):

a. Investigative capacities of SLP airport division enhanced through specialized training and equipment

b. Provision of equipment for the SLP Airport Division

c. Upgrading the airport security and its facilities

d. Printing out Customs currency declaration forms

e. Set up the eye-catching billboards on combating against drug and organised crimes


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If you have questions about this programme you may wish to contact the RC office in Sierra Leone or the lead agency for the programme.

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