Since 2011, Kenyan has been a National Officer with IOM’s Immigration and Border Management program, which primarily focus on border management information systems, which ideally balance efficiency in traveler movements and security. In another case, Somalia chose a solution developed by IOM, commonly known as MIDAS (the Migration Data Analysis System), which provides high-quality, user-friendly and fully customizable option for states in need of a cost-effective and comprehensive border management information system. It is aimed to work with governments and prioritize the strengthening state functions in relation to border management. MIDAS was developed by IOM in order to collect, process, store and analyze traveler information in real time across an entire border network. This system enables states to monitor those entering and exiting their borders while providing a statistical basis for migration policy-related planning. Therefore, as this system reads passports and takes photo of traveler, it naturally integrates database to check if the person has the right of entry or not. For government, IOM also ensure their full and exclusive access of any data collected through the system. One of the interesting program, provided by MIDAS is BMM, which stands for Better Migration Management program. It also aims to improve migration management in order to reduce the trafficking and smuggling of migrants, within and form East and the Horn of Africa.
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