Dr. Sandy Africa, Assistant Director, Head of Sub-Saharan Africa Division
Parliaments play a crucial role in ensuring that security policies and practices are legitimate, subject to the rule of law, effective, inclusive, transparent and that security actors are held accountable.
DCAF works with parliamentarians to strengthen their capacity to provide effective oversight of the security sector.
DCAF activities with parliaments include:
DCAF has supported, among others, parliaments in Burkina Faso; Côte d’Ivoire; Liberia; Mali; and Nigeria.
Parliamentary Oversight of the Security Sector (EU, 2013 )