Dr. Sandy Africa, Assistant Director, Head of Sub-Saharan Africa Division
Whole-of-government SSR processes, as well as sectoral reforms that focus on a specific area such as defence or justice, require complex technical knowledge and political sensitivity. Effective coordination of all actors involved is also necessary for a positive outcome.
DCAF assists partner states and national SSR coordination actors to ensure effective and inclusive SSR processes, and also provides technical support to reform of the defence, police, justice and intelligence sectors.
Examples include support to the coordination and steering of the Malian SSR process since 2014, advice on legal frameworks, support to strategic planning and training at the ministry and institutional levels.