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Promoting good governance
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Strengthening global support
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Promoting gender equality for inclusive security
Promoting gender equality
for inclusive security
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Extending our support for the Colombian National Police Director Thomas Guerber and Cristina Hoyos, Head of Latin America & Caribbean Unit, accompanied by the Swiss Ambassador to Colombia, Eric Mayoraz, met with General Hoover Penilla, Deputy Director of the Colombian National Police to formalize the extension of the strategic partnership between DCAF and the Police. They discussed our ongoing support and plans for the future collaborative work, especially with regard to reform processes that include civil society and media in their important oversight role. 19 May 2022

  • Extending our support for the Colombian National Police

    Director Thomas Guerber and Cristina Hoyos, Head of Latin America & Caribbean Unit, accompanied by the Swiss Ambassador to Colombia, Eric Mayoraz, met with General Hoover Penilla, Deputy Director of the Colombian National Police to formalize the extension of the strategic partnership between DCAF and the Police. They discussed our ongoing support and plans for the future collaborative work, especially with regard to reform processes that include civil society and media in their important oversight role.

    19 May 2022

Together again: annual meeting of our Heads of field offices We are thrilled after two years of COVID to once again bring together in Geneva the heads of our field teams for a week of conversation, review, and planning for current and new partnerships and projects run out of our offices in Addis Ababa, Bamako, Banjul, Beirut, Belgrade, Brussels,  Ljubljana, Niamey, Ramallah, Skopje, Tegucigalpa, Tunis, and Tripoli.    18 May 2022

  • Together again: annual meeting of our Heads of field offices

    We are thrilled after two years of COVID to once again bring together in Geneva the heads of our field teams for a week of conversation, review, and planning for current and new partnerships and projects run out of our offices in Addis Ababa, Bamako, Banjul, Beirut, Belgrade, Brussels,  Ljubljana, Niamey, Ramallah, Skopje, Tegucigalpa, Tunis, and Tripoli.   

    18 May 2022

A new partnership supporting police reform in Chile This week our Director Thomas Guerber and our Latin America & Caribbean team were in Chile to sign a collaboration agreement with Ricardo Yanez Reveco, General Director of the Chilean Carabineros, the national police force. We will support the force to assess and identify ways in which to improve the provision, management, and supervision of security at a national and local level. This first partnership in Chile builds on our work in the region supporting national police reforms in Colombia and Honduras.   13 May 2022

  • A new partnership supporting police reform in Chile

    This week our Director Thomas Guerber and our Latin America & Caribbean team were in Chile to sign a collaboration agreement with Ricardo Yanez Reveco, General Director of the Chilean Carabineros, the national police force. We will support the force to assess and identify ways in which to improve the provision, management, and supervision of security at a national and local level. This first partnership in Chile builds on our work in the region supporting national police reforms in Colombia and Honduras.  

    13 May 2022

Bringing together Colombian police and civil society to talk gender This week in Colombia our Director and the Head of our Latin America & the Caribbean Unit joined a forum with leaders of the Colombian National Police (CNP) and civil society to discuss how to build gender considerations into police reforms. It was part of our larger Norway-funded programme supporting the CNP and promoting dialogue on security priorities for women in Colombia as a key part of inclusive security sector reform.     11 May 2022

  • Bringing together Colombian police and civil society to talk gender

    This week in Colombia our Director and the Head of our Latin America & the Caribbean Unit joined a forum with leaders of the Colombian National Police (CNP) and civil society to discuss how to build gender considerations into police reforms. It was part of our larger Norway-funded programme supporting the CNP and promoting dialogue on security priorities for women in Colombia as a key part of inclusive security sector reform.  
     

    11 May 2022

Pre-deployment training for UN peacekeeping missions Meeting with representatives of the Irish Defence Forces at the UN Training School Ireland (UNTSI) in Curragh Camp to discuss areas for increased collaboration in the preparation of officers for United Nations peacekeeping missions. For several years we have supported UNTSI with trainings on the principles and best practices of security sector governance and reform, and the role of defence forces in supporting SSG/R. 10 May 2022

  • Pre-deployment training for UN peacekeeping missions

    Meeting with representatives of the Irish Defence Forces at the UN Training School Ireland (UNTSI) in Curragh Camp to discuss areas for increased collaboration in the preparation of officers for United Nations peacekeeping missions. For several years we have supported UNTSI with trainings on the principles and best practices of security sector governance and reform, and the role of defence forces in supporting SSG/R.

    10 May 2022

Latest

Publications Gender, Climate and Security in Yemen - The Linkages and Ways Forward 18 May 2022

Publications The Gender, Climate Change and Security Nexus in Colombia 17 May 2022

article Joining the Montreux Document reduces the incidence of violence against civilians 17 May 2022

Publications Parliamentary Oversight of National Defence Industry 16 May 2022

Publications Caring for Carers in International Organisations: Ensuring Inclusive, Responsive and Effective Peacebuilding 15 May 2022

Publications Ceasefires and Peace Agreements in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia: assessing the inclusion of security-sector reform provisions 12 May 2022

Publications The Duty of Caring 03 May 2022

article The power of the press to hold security forces to account 03 May 2022

Event Regional Conference on Cybersecurity Capacity Building 25 Apr 2022

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