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
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
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
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.
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
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