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Cultivating the next generation of cybersecurity experts The recent DCAF-organized Balkan Cybersecurity Days featured a panel on how to reshape cybersecurity education, develop new talent, and the prevent cybercrime among youth. Panelists underscored the importance of paving new career paths in the field, actively cultivating interest among youth, and providing practical training to develop their expertise. The panel emphasized that coordination at the regional level is necessary to develop a skilled cybersecurity workforce that can fight ever evolving cyber threats that cross borders. DCAF's work in cybersecurity in the Western Balkans is possible thanks to the generosity of the UK government. 11 Apr 2024

  • Cultivating the next generation of cybersecurity experts

    The recent DCAF-organized Balkan Cybersecurity Days featured a panel on how to reshape cybersecurity education, develop new talent, and the prevent cybercrime among youth. Panelists underscored the importance of paving new career paths in the field, actively cultivating interest among youth, and providing practical training to develop their expertise. The panel emphasized that coordination at the regional level is necessary to develop a skilled cybersecurity workforce that can fight ever evolving cyber threats that cross borders. DCAF's work in cybersecurity in the Western Balkans is possible thanks to the generosity of the UK government.

    11 Apr 2024

Checking in on the police reform process in DRC Over the last few months, a wide range of civil society organizations from Kasai, Ituri, and Equateur in the Democratic Republic of Congo gathered to assess the progress of police reform initiatives in their areas. Participants noted the construction of new local police stations and the implementation of community policing. Among the problems identified were limited training for officers and substandard equipment, and the need to continue improving police-population relations. The workshops were organized with the support of DCAF as part of our contribution to phase three of the EU-funded Police Reform Support Program. 10 Apr 2024

  • Checking in on the police reform process in DRC

    Over the last few months, a wide range of civil society organizations from Kasai, Ituri, and Equateur in the Democratic Republic of Congo gathered to assess the progress of police reform initiatives in their areas. Participants noted the construction of new local police stations and the implementation of community policing. Among the problems identified were limited training for officers and substandard equipment, and the need to continue improving police-population relations. The workshops were organized with the support of DCAF as part of our contribution to phase three of the EU-funded Police Reform Support Program.

    10 Apr 2024

Improving oversight of private security companies in Honduras DCAF partnered with the Honduran National Police to improve the regulation and oversight of the private security sector through training in international norms and standards. Tailored to the unique challenges faced by private security in Honduras, we trained about 70 officers from the government’s Directorate of Control of Private Security Services. It fostered a deeper understanding of key aspects required for effective private security governance such as regulatory frameworks, the responsible use of force by private actors, and the absolute imperative of upholding human rights standards within private security operations. 09 Apr 2024

  • Improving oversight of private security companies in Honduras

    DCAF partnered with the Honduran National Police to improve the regulation and oversight of the private security sector through training in international norms and standards. Tailored to the unique challenges faced by private security in Honduras, we trained about 70 officers from the government’s Directorate of Control of Private Security Services. It fostered a deeper understanding of key aspects required for effective private security governance such as regulatory frameworks, the responsible use of force by private actors, and the absolute imperative of upholding human rights standards within private security operations.

    09 Apr 2024

Supporting the reintegration of female military veterans in Ukraine Recently UN Women and DCAF held a consultative workshop in Ukraine that brought together veterans, women's civil society organizations, representatives of key government institutions, and international partners to discuss the needs of female veterans as they transition back to civilian life. Facilitated by the Women’s Information Consultative Center, the workshop discussed the findings of a DCAF baseline study that identifies three core things that what would improve the reintegration experience of women veterans, including exploring the gender biases and stereotypes they face and improving coordination between civil society and government entities. 08 Apr 2024

  • Supporting the reintegration of female military veterans in Ukraine

    Recently UN Women and DCAF held a consultative workshop in Ukraine that brought together veterans, women's civil society organizations, representatives of key government institutions, and international partners to discuss the needs of female veterans as they transition back to civilian life. Facilitated by the Women’s Information Consultative Center, the workshop discussed the findings of a DCAF baseline study that identifies three core things that what would improve the reintegration experience of women veterans, including exploring the gender biases and stereotypes they face and improving coordination between civil society and government entities.

    08 Apr 2024

Discussion on Albania’s role in SSG/R in the Western Balkans Our Director, Ambassador Nathalie Chuard (centre) was honoured to welcome Mimi Kodheli (left) Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Parliament of Albania, and Ambassaor Vasilika Hysi (right), Permanent Representative of Albania to the United Nations Office in Geneva, for an exchange of views on peace and stability in the Western Balkans. For many years DCAF has supported regional dialogue on security sector governance, including cybersecurity and police co-operation, areas in which we have enjoyed a close cooperation with Albania. Albania also hosted the recent DCAF-organized annual Western Balkans Cybersecurity Days in Durrës. 04 Apr 2024

  • Discussion on Albania’s role in SSG/R in the Western Balkans

    Our Director, Ambassador Nathalie Chuard (centre) was honoured to welcome Mimi Kodheli (left) Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Parliament of Albania, and Ambassaor Vasilika Hysi (right), Permanent Representative of Albania to the United Nations Office in Geneva, for an exchange of views on peace and stability in the Western Balkans. For many years DCAF has supported regional dialogue on security sector governance, including cybersecurity and police co-operation, areas in which we have enjoyed a close cooperation with Albania. Albania also hosted the recent DCAF-organized annual Western Balkans Cybersecurity Days in Durrës.

    04 Apr 2024

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story Spotlight: the women who make our Ouagadougou office what it is 26 Mar 2024

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