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Creating a safer environment for sustainable development
Creating a safer environment for sustainable development
Driving innovation in policy and practice
Driving innovation
in policy and practice
Promoting good governance of the security sector
Promoting good governance
of the security sector
Strengthening global support for better security sector reform
Strengthening global support
for better security sector reform
Promoting gender equality for inclusive security
Promoting gender equality
for inclusive security
Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces
DCAF -
Geneva Centre
for Security Sector
Governance
 

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DCAF is praised as the centre of global excellence on SSG/R In the recently released external evaluation of the three Geneva Centres, DCAF was cited for our unique breadth and width of engagement on SSG/R worldwide. “No other SSG/R organisation can be credited with DCAF’s complementary levels of intervention in the field and at policy level, its gender expertise, focus on knowledge, convening power and neutrality,” according to the evaluation, which was conducted for our main donor the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. 05 Jul 2022

  • DCAF is praised as the centre of global excellence on SSG/R

    In the recently released external evaluation of the three Geneva Centres, DCAF was cited for our unique breadth and width of engagement on SSG/R worldwide. “No other SSG/R organisation can be credited with DCAF’s complementary levels of intervention in the field and at policy level, its gender expertise, focus on knowledge, convening power and neutrality,” according to the evaluation, which was conducted for our main donor the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

    05 Jul 2022

Supporting Ukrainian Parliamentarians We were honoured this week to welcome representatives of the Verkhovna Rada to Geneva to how to ensure respect for International Humanitarian Law and human rights violations in the context of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. These consultations were possible thanks to the generosity of the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport and the expertise of the ICRC and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. 29 Jun 2022

  • Supporting Ukrainian Parliamentarians

    We were honoured this week to welcome representatives of the Verkhovna Rada to Geneva to how to ensure respect for International Humanitarian Law and human rights violations in the context of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. These consultations were possible thanks to the generosity of the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport and the expertise of the ICRC and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

    29 Jun 2022

Continually improving on gender equality In addition to building the capacity of our partners and stakeholders to integrate gender equality into reform and governance initiatives, we also invest in the ability of our own staff to be able to build gender into our projects, research, and policy work. At this week’s gender training for DCAF staff at our headquarters in Geneva, team members looked at how gender issues influence the differing security needs of men and women, and how to integrate these needs into project design and monitoring. 29 Jun 2022

  • Continually improving on gender equality

    In addition to building the capacity of our partners and stakeholders to integrate gender equality into reform and governance initiatives, we also invest in the ability of our own staff to be able to build gender into our projects, research, and policy work. At this week’s gender training for DCAF staff at our headquarters in Geneva, team members looked at how gender issues influence the differing security needs of men and women, and how to integrate these needs into project design and monitoring.

    29 Jun 2022

Helping the police work better with the media “Media and security forces have to work together for the public. We are inseparable. We need to listen to one another,” said Deputy Commissioner Mesfin, President of the Ethiopian Police University at the opening ceremony of our training last week. Thirty officers attended three days of frank exchanges on journalistic independence, the rights of citizens to information, and how effective relationships with the media can be a powerful tool in building public confidence in policing. Funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it was part of our ongoing work to support the media’s role in good security sector governance.   27 Jun 2022

  • Helping the police work better with the media

    “Media and security forces have to work together for the public. We are inseparable. We need to listen to one another,” said Deputy Commissioner Mesfin, President of the Ethiopian Police University at the opening ceremony of our training last week. Thirty officers attended three days of frank exchanges on journalistic independence, the rights of citizens to information, and how effective relationships with the media can be a powerful tool in building public confidence in policing. Funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it was part of our ongoing work to support the media’s role in good security sector governance.  

    27 Jun 2022

2021 Annual Report: SSG/R is more important than ever 2021 was a tough year. COVID fueled fragility and insecurity the world over, making reform and good governance of the security sector more important than ever. Driven by the needs of our national and international partners, we adjusted to the challenges of COVID and found new ways to support them. In our just- released 2021 Annual Report we offer selected highlights of the difference we were able to make, in policy and in practice, in more than 70 countries around the world. We hope you enjoy it.  24 Jun 2022

  • 2021 Annual Report: SSG/R is more important than ever

    2021 was a tough year. COVID fueled fragility and insecurity the world over, making reform and good governance of the security sector more important than ever. Driven by the needs of our national and international partners, we adjusted to the challenges of COVID and found new ways to support them. In our just- released 2021 Annual Report we offer selected highlights of the difference we were able to make, in policy and in practice, in more than 70 countries around the world. We hope you enjoy it. 

    24 Jun 2022

Latest

Event Maritime security sector governance and reform in Southeast Asia 04 Jul 2022

Publications The rights of conscripts during national emergencies in Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus and Central Asia: a case study of COVID-19 04 Jul 2022

Publications Sovereignty, responsibility and reform: navigating the complexities of hybrid security orders 30 Jun 2022

Publications DCAF Annual Report 2021 20 Jun 2022

Publications Zambia Police Service – MOWIP Report 2020 17 Jun 2022

Event In This Together - How companies, governments and communities can collaborate to address security and human rights challenges 15 Jun 2022

Multimedia Police reform process in Honduras 14 Jun 2022

Event Cybersecurity governance in South Asia 13 Jun 2022

Publications Financial control of the security sector in the Sahel 13 Jun 2022

What we do

 

  • Support national partners
  • Assist international actors
  • Contribute to international policy

Where we work

We support projects and provide advice and expertise to national and international partners in

70+

Countries