Border Security


SCG’s Border Security Program utilizes a multi-tiered approach in countries with critical border hotspots using facilitated dialogue at the senior ministerial level; community engagement and threat assessment skills at the operational level; and building engagement platforms between law enforcement and communities at the local level.

How We Do It

  • Conducting substantive threat, institutional, and gap assessments of border management, operations and recruitment, and community engagement;
  • Building operational capacity through tabletop simulations and tailored trainings for border security stakeholders;
  • Facilitating inter-ministerial coordination and enhancing response effectiveness to develop coordinated response options; and
  • Facilitating cross-border regional cooperation among border security actors and between border security actors and communities on critical border “hotspots.”


Border Security and Illicit Trafficking

The countries of the Maghreb and Egypt face a complex and evolving security environment, featuring a host of transnational actors that leverage borders for profit and for sanctuary. Although the threat of insecure borders has increased in the region, there continues to be limited information and analysis to inform the design and implementation of integrated, cross-border approaches to shared border challenges. Combatting these emergent threats requires a strategic regional approach to address a reliance on outdated tools, mitigate the impact of disparate border management systems, and overcome siloed national approaches to border security.

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