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Promoting good governance of the security sector
Promoting good governance
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Promoting gender equality for inclusive security
Promoting gender equality
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Establishing best practices for an accountable security sector On 1 December, we welcomed the Head of the Office of the Austrian Parliamentary Commission for the Armed Forces, Karl Schneemann, at DCAF's premises in Geneva. He shares a rich and long-standing working relationship with DCAF in the context of the annual ICOAF. In 2023, the conference of Ombuds institutions for the armed forces will take place in Vienna. Our exchange laid the groundwork for what promises to be a highly relevant and engaging conference.  06 Dec 2022

  • Establishing best practices for an accountable security sector

    On 1 December, we welcomed the Head of the Office of the Austrian Parliamentary Commission for the Armed Forces, Karl Schneemann, at DCAF's premises in Geneva. He shares a rich and long-standing working relationship with DCAF in the context of the annual ICOAF. In 2023, the conference of Ombuds institutions for the armed forces will take place in Vienna. Our exchange laid the groundwork for what promises to be a highly relevant and engaging conference. 

    06 Dec 2022

Supporting security sector governance in Burkina Faso DCAF Acting Director Mark Downes, the Head of the Sub-Saharan Africa Division Anne Bennett, and the Senior Programme Coordinator Jolie-Ruth Morand met in Geneva with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Burkina Faso, H.E. Ragnaghnèwendé Olivia ROUAMBA. The meeting reinforced the importance of our partnership with Burkina Faso to strengthen good governance of the security sector in Burkina Faso, particularly during this period of transition for the country. 05 Dec 2022

  • Supporting security sector governance in Burkina Faso

    DCAF Acting Director Mark Downes, the Head of the Sub-Saharan Africa Division Anne Bennett, and the Senior Programme Coordinator Jolie-Ruth Morand met in Geneva with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Burkina Faso, H.E. Ragnaghnèwendé Olivia ROUAMBA. The meeting reinforced the importance of our partnership with Burkina Faso to strengthen good governance of the security sector in Burkina Faso, particularly during this period of transition for the country.

    05 Dec 2022

Reflecting on Libya's security challenges and realities on the ground We organized the roundtable "Governing the Ungovernable Consolidating the Libyan State Amidst Emerging Criminal Networks" at the 2022 MED Dialogues conference in Italy.  We discussed the current situation in Libya and how armed groups have simultaneously penetrated both political and criminal spaces. The goal was to draw reflections around threats, accountability, law enforcement, and reforms as drivers of economic development and growth in Libya.   02 Dec 2022

  • Reflecting on Libya's security challenges and realities on the ground

    We organized the roundtable "Governing the Ungovernable Consolidating the Libyan State Amidst Emerging Criminal Networks" at the 2022 MED Dialogues conference in Italy. 
    We discussed the current situation in Libya and how armed groups have simultaneously penetrated both political and criminal spaces. The goal was to draw reflections around threats, accountability, law enforcement, and reforms as drivers of economic development and growth in Libya.
     

    02 Dec 2022

Analyzing the use of force by internal security forces On 28 and 29 November, we organized with the Supreme School of Internal Security Forces in Tunis a two-day seminar on the use of force for the benefit of the 24th School’s promotion and with the presence of high-level representatives of the Ministry of Interior. Particular attention was given to the legal framework and related basic principles (such as legality, proportionality, and necessity), current practices and challenges, and oversight and accountability mechanisms. This seminar is part of DCAF’s broader long-term partnership with the Tunisian Ministry of Interior, aimed at promoting good governance, integrity, and accountability in line with international norms and standards. The project is funded through the DCAF Trust Fund for North Africa. 01 Dec 2022

  • Analyzing the use of force by internal security forces

    On 28 and 29 November, we organized with the Supreme School of Internal Security Forces in Tunis a two-day seminar on the use of force for the benefit of the 24th School’s promotion and with the presence of high-level representatives of the Ministry of Interior. Particular attention was given to the legal framework and related basic principles (such as legality, proportionality, and necessity), current practices and challenges, and oversight and accountability mechanisms. This seminar is part of DCAF’s broader long-term partnership with the Tunisian Ministry of Interior, aimed at promoting good governance, integrity, and accountability in line with international norms and standards. The project is funded through the DCAF Trust Fund for North Africa.

    01 Dec 2022

Presenting the impact of climate change on gender and security Cristina Finch, DCAF Head of the Gender and Security division, presented our work at the NATO conference “Climate change in Africa and its overall impact on human security”. She explained how climate change exacerbates security risks and endangers efforts to secure peace and security while deepening gender inequalities.  She also shared the experience of 68 women’s rights organizations that took part in our report Women Speak. The report explains how they work to put climate change on the agenda in peace and security processes.  01 Dec 2022

  • Presenting the impact of climate change on gender and security

    Cristina Finch, DCAF Head of the Gender and Security division, presented our work at the NATO conference “Climate change in Africa and its overall impact on human security”. She explained how climate change exacerbates security risks and endangers efforts to secure peace and security while deepening gender inequalities. 
    She also shared the experience of 68 women’s rights organizations that took part in our report Women Speak. The report explains how they work to put climate change on the agenda in peace and security processes. 

    01 Dec 2022

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Publications Digitalization and security sector governance and reform 05 Dec 2022

E-learning Cyber hygiene course for civil servants 01 Dec 2022

Event Frontline voices: how civil society, company, and government dialogue can improve human rights in DRC’s mining sector 23 Nov 2022

Publications 2022 UN High-Level Political Forum side event: building partnerships to promote SSR and sustainable development 21 Nov 2022

Publications Security and human rights implementation mechanism annual report 2021 16 Nov 2022

Multimedia Climate security in the Amazon basin 15 Nov 2022

Multimedia Annual review conference on intelligence and security sector reforms 15 Nov 2022

Publications The right to a bar-assigned lawyer during preliminary investigations in Lebanon: barriers to implementation 14 Nov 2022

Publications Security sectors in the MENA: the economics of governance in crisis - Part 2 11 Nov 2022

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