Capacity building through PIDCPosted On: Wednesday, 21 September 2011
The PIDC through funding provided by DIAC, INZ and the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat held a two day Facial Image Comparison Detection training programme with a 3 day Document Examination Principles and Applications (DEPA) training provided by Australia’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) from 12-16 September 2011 in Nadi, Fiji.
Immigration staff from Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Cook Islands, Kiribati, Marshal Islands, Palau, PNG, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu attended this 1 week intensive course. The DEPA course was run in Fiji in 2006, in Vanuatu in 2007 & 2008, in Samoa in 2009 and in Fiji in 2010 while the facial comparison component of the course is a new module.
Additionally from September 19-23, Fiji Immigration with the support of PIDC is hosting a secondment programme for two immigration officers from the Cook Islands and the Solomon Islands. The secondment programme is intended to provide a learning opportunity for the two officers on Fiji Immigrations border control systems and procedures, raise knowledge and expertise levels of the immigration officers including the opportunity of exchanging experiences with Fiji immigration.