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ECOWAS Toolkit on Security Sector Reform and Governance

DCAF seeks to support national and regional initiatives, which aim at improving democratic governance of the security sector in West Africa in order to create a secure environment that is conducive to development and the strengthening of democratic institutions based on the rule of law. Over the years, ECOWAS and DCAF have forged a long-standing partnership on disseminating the principles of democratic governance in security sector reform and governance (SSR/G) processes in West Africa.

For the purpose of having accountable and effective security system in West Africa, DCAF is elaborating a Toolkit for security sector reform and governance. This Toolkit will translate the existing ECOWAS normative framework and regional experience on SSR/G into practical guidance for the ECOWAS Commission, Member States, CSOs and other relevant stakeholders in understanding the principles of SSR/G and on how to design, implement, monitor and support nationally-driven SSR/G processes.