Project profile — Supporting and Reinforcing the Establishment of the Haitian National Border Police



Overview 

CA-3-D004594001
$6,951,662
IOM – International Organization for Migration (47066)
2017-03-30 - 2023-08-31
Terminating
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Haiti (100.00%)

Sector 

• Government And Civil Society, General: Police (15132) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)

Description 

This project aims to strengthen the Haitian Border Police’s capacity to enforce security, to recognize the specific rights and needs of migrants and to equip the Haitian Border Police with dormitories, offices and equipment tailored to the needs of the border police officers. Project activities include: (1) sensitising Haitian Border Police on key border management and protection issues which can enhance their understanding of migrants’ rights and international standards; (2) equiping the Haitian Border Police with dormitories and offices to reinforce its capacity; (3) purchasing logistics material (transportation, communication, furniture and supplies for the new facilities; and (4) providing specialized equipment for the Haitian Border Police to allow the newly deployed officers to effectively perform border control functions.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased effectiveness of the Haitian Border Police in enforcing a comprehensive strategy for border management and security; (2) increased effectiveness of Haitian Border Police to perform operational functions; and (3) increased cooperation between the Haitian Border Police and its counterpart the Dominican Border Patrol Agency.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2022 include: (1) trained 474 officers from the Haitian National Border Police (HBP) trained (46 women and 428 men); (2) 85.5% of officers from the HBP demonstrated increased knowledge of migrants’ rights and protection mechanisms through pre-post test evaluation; (3) conducted trainings on counter-trafficking, child protection, gender equality, human rights, gender-based violence, migrant assistance, protection and referral, prevention of gender-based violence (GBV), case management of vulnerable migrants at the border, and counter-trafficking, investigation and prosecution of trafficking cases; (4) rehabilitated, equipped and made operational one police base and commissariat. Also, facilitated the rehabilitation of two underway bases and the construction of an outpost in Ganthier, located on non-official border crossing points; (5) identified and assisted through 94 referral mechanisms 649 vulnerable migrants (victims of migrant smuggling-related crimes and victims of trafficking); (6) the HBP conducted 163 smuggling and trafficking arrests ; and (7) organized two trainings, eight activities, and 13 regular meetings for the Haitian National Border Police (HBP) and the Specialized Border Security Corps, Dominican Republic (CESFRONT).

Budget and spending 


Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transactions
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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