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Promoting good governance of the security sector
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Strengthening global support for better security sector reform
Strengthening global support
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Promoting gender equality for inclusive security
Promoting gender equality
for inclusive security
 

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Supporting better civilian-military relations in Lebanon This week the first drug treatment center in Northern Lebanon was officially opened as the result of a partnership between the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and two local NGOs. Funded by the Netherlands, it’s hoped that this rehabilitation center will be able to reduce drug addiction and in turn lead to a decrease in violence, crime, socioeconomic deprivation, and any serious harm that might result from it. This community-based project is part of LAF’s commitment to work with civil society to help foster social cohesion and promote peaceful coexistence.  31 Jan 2023

  • Supporting better civilian-military relations in Lebanon

    This week the first drug treatment center in Northern Lebanon was officially opened as the result of a partnership between the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and two local NGOs. Funded by the Netherlands, it’s hoped that this rehabilitation center will be able to reduce drug addiction and in turn lead to a decrease in violence, crime, socioeconomic deprivation, and any serious harm that might result from it. This community-based project is part of LAF’s commitment to work with civil society to help foster social cohesion and promote peaceful coexistence

    31 Jan 2023

DCAF’s new Director Ambassador Nathalie Chuard will be joining DCAF as our new Director on 1 March. A seasoned Swiss diplomat, she is currently Ambassador of Switzerland in Bangladesh. She has worked in many countries in which we have been engaged, including as a Head of Mission for Terre des Hommes Foundation in Iran and as Head of Research for the Temporary International Presence in Palestine. We very much look forward to welcoming her to the team. 27 Jan 2023

  • DCAF’s new Director

    Ambassador Nathalie Chuard will be joining DCAF as our new Director on 1 March. A seasoned Swiss diplomat, she is currently Ambassador of Switzerland in Bangladesh. She has worked in many countries in which we have been engaged, including as a Head of Mission for Terre des Hommes Foundation in Iran and as Head of Research for the Temporary International Presence in Palestine. We very much look forward to welcoming her to the team.

    27 Jan 2023

22 years of cooperation with the French government and more to come We were delighted to meet with Jonathan Lacote, Deputy Director General for Political Affairs of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, to discuss France’s ongoing support for our work. France has been a member of DCAF’s Foundation Council since our founding in 2000, is a member of the ISSAT International Partners’ Group, and supports the Trust Fund for North Africa which funds SSG/R reform initiatives in Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. We are grateful for their ongoing commitment to good security sector governance, especially in fragile and conflicted affected environments.   27 Jan 2023

  • 22 years of cooperation with the French government and more to come

    We were delighted to meet with Jonathan Lacote, Deputy Director General for Political Affairs of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, to discuss France’s ongoing support for our work. France has been a member of DCAF’s Foundation Council since our founding in 2000, is a member of the ISSAT International Partners’ Group, and supports the Trust Fund for North Africa which funds SSG/R reform initiatives in Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. We are grateful for their ongoing commitment to good security sector governance, especially in fragile and conflicted affected environments.  

    27 Jan 2023

Better financial oversight of security sector in the Sahel Civil society representatives and members of the Defence and Finance parliamentary committees gathered this week in Mauritania to discuss the importance of effective financial oversight of the security sector in the Sahel region. Transparent and accountable resource management is a core component of good governance and essential for building citizen’ confidence in the defense and security forces and the state itself. We will also support the participation of a Mauritanian delegation of oversight actors at an upcoming regional conference on transparent and responsible resource management.         26 Jan 2023

  • Better financial oversight of security sector in the Sahel

    Civil society representatives and members of the Defence and Finance parliamentary committees gathered this week in Mauritania to discuss the importance of effective financial oversight of the security sector in the Sahel region. Transparent and accountable resource management is a core component of good governance and essential for building citizen’ confidence in the defense and security forces and the state itself. We will also support the participation of a Mauritanian delegation of oversight actors at an upcoming regional conference on transparent and responsible resource management.        

    26 Jan 2023

Best practices in human resources for Internal Security Forces in Tunisia This week the Supreme School of Internal Security Forces of the Tunisian Ministry of Interior organized a seminar on human resources governance in the Internal Security Forces (ISF). As part of a broader modernisation and strategic reform process, Ministry representatives assessed current HR practices for the different ISF structures and reviewed lessons learned from other countries. It was part of our long-term partnership with the Ministry of Interior to support good governance, integrity, and accountability in line with international norms and standards.  This project is funded through the DCAF Trust Fund for North Africa.   26 Jan 2023

  • Best practices in human resources for Internal Security Forces in Tunisia

    This week the Supreme School of Internal Security Forces of the Tunisian Ministry of Interior organized a seminar on human resources governance in the Internal Security Forces (ISF). As part of a broader modernisation and strategic reform process, Ministry representatives assessed current HR practices for the different ISF structures and reviewed lessons learned from other countries. It was part of our long-term partnership with the Ministry of Interior to support good governance, integrity, and accountability in line with international norms and standards.  This project is funded through the DCAF Trust Fund for North Africa.  

    26 Jan 2023

Latest

article SSG/R for beginners: what is, and why it matters 30 Jan 2023

Event Implementing responsible security management in complex environments 27 Jan 2023

Event Towards gender-responsive border management 24 Jan 2023

Publications Climate Security and the Security Sector in Southeast Asia 24 Jan 2023

Publications National human rights institutions in conflict-affected and fragile settings: examining their contribution to SDG 16 and the sustaining peace agenda 20 Jan 2023

Publications Maximising the internal security benefits of international police missions: what works 12 Jan 2023

Publications Protecting migrants through good security sector governance in Southeast Asia 09 Jan 2023

Publications Ombuds Institutions, SDG 16, and security sector governance: towards peaceful, just, and inclusive societies in Sub-Saharan Africa 19 Dec 2022

Publications Norwegian Armed Forces MOWIP Report 19 Dec 2022

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