Boubacar Thera, Project Officer
Alexis Ndayizeye, Head of Office
Anne Bennett, Head of Sub-Saharan Africa Division
Following the August 18 coup d’état that overthrew President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, the Comité National pour le Salut du Peuple (CNSP) has put in place transition authorities to address a number of security, political, and socio-economic emergencies. Transitional authorities have adopted an 18-month roadmap until February 2022 and the recent events in Bamako have not yet compromised this agenda. Institutional and political reforms, the implementation of the Algiers 2015 peace agreement, and the fight against insecurity and impunity remain essential, while an immediate focus will be on preparing the way for elections in early 2022.
The multi-dimensional governance crisis - characterised by rising insecurity, perennial mis-management of the security sector, and related impunity issues - is now set in the context of a new post-coup political reality. There is momentum among national stakeholders to better address challenges related to the integrity of defence and security forces (DSF), reinforcing strategic planning frameworks and people’s expectations in terms of security. DCAF is proud to support security institutions in improving the sector’s accountability and responsiveness.
Objectives & DCAF approach
Engaged in supporting national partners in Mali since 2014, DCAF is currently implementing a project enhancing Security Sector Governance (SSG), funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (2017), and a multi-country project enhancing SSG in The Sahel with activities in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger
With this project, DCAF aims to:
To achieve this, DCAF:
So far our intervention has set in motion initial steps towards improving the accountability and the responsiveness of security institutions, while external oversight actors have been empowered to play a more assertive role in SSR:
We are grateful for the support of:
Policy Paper: Promoting Financial Oversight - An Essential Element for Democratic Governance of the Security Sector in the Sahel by Dr. Oswald Padonou (FR)