On 1 December, we welcomed the Head of the Office of the Austrian Parliamentary Commission for the Armed Forces, Karl Schneemann, at DCAF's premises in Geneva. He shares a rich and long-standing working relationship with DCAF in the context of the annual ICOAF. In 2023, the conference of Ombuds institutions for the armed forces will take place in Vienna. Our exchange laid the groundwork for what promises to be a highly relevant and engaging conference.06 Dec 2022
DCAF Acting Director Mark Downes, the Head of the Sub-Saharan Africa Division Anne Bennett, and the Senior Programme Coordinator Jolie-Ruth Morand met in Geneva with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Burkina Faso, H.E. Ragnaghnèwendé Olivia ROUAMBA. The meeting reinforced the importance of our partnership with Burkina Faso to strengthen good governance of the security sector in Burkina Faso, particularly during this period of transition for the country.05 Dec 2022
We organized the roundtable "Governing the Ungovernable Consolidating the Libyan State Amidst Emerging Criminal Networks" at the 2022 MED Dialogues conference in Italy.
We discussed the current situation in Libya and how armed groups have simultaneously penetrated both political and criminal spaces. The goal was to draw reflections around threats, accountability, law enforcement, and reforms as drivers of economic development and growth in Libya.
On 28 and 29 November, we organized with the Supreme School of Internal Security Forces in Tunis a two-day seminar on the use of force for the benefit of the 24th School’s promotion and with the presence of high-level representatives of the Ministry of Interior. Particular attention was given to the legal framework and related basic principles (such as legality, proportionality, and necessity), current practices and challenges, and oversight and accountability mechanisms. This seminar is part of DCAF’s broader long-term partnership with the Tunisian Ministry of Interior, aimed at promoting good governance, integrity, and accountability in line with international norms and standards. The project is funded through the DCAF Trust Fund for North Africa.01 Dec 2022
Cristina Finch, DCAF Head of the Gender and Security division, presented our work at the NATO conference “Climate change in Africa and its overall impact on human security”. She explained how climate change exacerbates security risks and endangers efforts to secure peace and security while deepening gender inequalities.
She also shared the experience of 68 women’s rights organizations that took part in our report Women Speak. The report explains how they work to put climate change on the agenda in peace and security processes.
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