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Creating a safer environment for sustainable development
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Driving innovation
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Promoting good governance of the security sector
Promoting good governance
of the security sector
Strengthening global support for better security sector reform
Strengthening global support
for better security sector reform
Promoting gender equality for inclusive security
Promoting gender equality
for inclusive security
 

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Cybersecurity update at the Maison de la Paix The Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF), the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), and the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) were recently the targets of a cyber-attack. Our technical team, together with specialised partners, responded quickly to protect the integrity, confidentiality and availability of our systems. Additional security measures have been implemented.  We continue to monitor closely to ensure the integrity of our system. The security of our employees, partners and stakeholders remains our highest priority. Please do not hesitate to contact our Data Protection team at dpo@ dcaf.ch for further information. 29 Feb 2024

  • Cybersecurity update at the Maison de la Paix

    The Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF), the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), and the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) were recently the targets of a cyber-attack. Our technical team, together with specialised partners, responded quickly to protect the integrity, confidentiality and availability of our systems. Additional security measures have been implemented.  We continue to monitor closely to ensure the integrity of our system. The security of our employees, partners and stakeholders remains our highest priority. Please do not hesitate to contact our Data Protection team at dpo@ dcaf.ch for further information.

    29 Feb 2024

Supporting democratic transition and good governance in Morocco DCAF’s Director Nathalie Chuard was pleased to welcome Abdellatif Ouahbi, Morocco’s Minister of Justice, to our headquarters in Geneva this week. DCAF has long been a partner of the Moroccan government, supporting initiatives for greater parliamentary oversight, transparent communication and information-sharing, and inclusive dialogue on the security needs of people and communities. We share a focus on human rights at the heart of justice and security reforms. Our work in Morocco is funded by the Trust Fund for North Africa.  29 Feb 2024

  • Supporting democratic transition and good governance in Morocco

    DCAF’s Director Nathalie Chuard was pleased to welcome Abdellatif Ouahbi, Morocco’s Minister of Justice, to our headquarters in Geneva this week. DCAF has long been a partner of the Moroccan government, supporting initiatives for greater parliamentary oversight, transparent communication and information-sharing, and inclusive dialogue on the security needs of people and communities. We share a focus on human rights at the heart of justice and security reforms. Our work in Morocco is funded by the Trust Fund for North Africa. 

    29 Feb 2024

Building a gender perspective into security governance in Niger Last week, DCAF organized a training workshop for Nigerian partners and civil society organizations on how to be more gender inclusive in their internal policies and procedures. Over two days together, participants shared their experiences and learned best practices for integrating a gender perspective into all levels of activities and monitoring. This is part of our long-standing engagement in Niger supporting more effective civilian oversight of the security sector. 27 Feb 2024

  • Building a gender perspective into security governance in Niger

    Last week, DCAF organized a training workshop for Nigerian partners and civil society organizations on how to be more gender inclusive in their internal policies and procedures. Over two days together, participants shared their experiences and learned best practices for integrating a gender perspective into all levels of activities and monitoring. This is part of our long-standing engagement in Niger supporting more effective civilian oversight of the security sector.

    27 Feb 2024

Improving access to legal identity documents in Kenya DCAF is supporting the Ombudsman Kenya with a public inquiry to identify the challenges faced by northern borderland communities to obtain legal identity documents, such as birth certificates and passports. The remoteness of Kenya's borderland regions makes it more difficult for local communities to obtain legal identity documents that are a prerequisite for access to public services, including the legal system. As a bridge between state and society, ombuds institutions are key in facilitating SDG16 - provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions. 26 Feb 2024

  • Improving access to legal identity documents in Kenya

    DCAF is supporting the Ombudsman Kenya with a public inquiry to identify the challenges faced by northern borderland communities to obtain legal identity documents, such as birth certificates and passports. The remoteness of Kenya's borderland regions makes it more difficult for local communities to obtain legal identity documents that are a prerequisite for access to public services, including the legal system. As a bridge between state and society, ombuds institutions are key in facilitating SDG16 - provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions.

    26 Feb 2024

Reflecting on public-private security partnerships in Tunisia In partnership with the National Commission for Combating Terrorism we recently delivered the findings of a study on public-private partnerships (PPP) in the delivery of security provision and facilitated a reflection on how to use them to strengthen the prevention of violent extremism. National and international experts, representatives of state institutions and the private sector, shared their knowledge and perspectives as part of the process of optimizing institutional and legal frameworks for effective deployment of security PPP. This workshop was supported by the DCAF Trust Fund for North Africa with funding from Germany, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.  22 Feb 2024

  • Reflecting on public-private security partnerships in Tunisia

    In partnership with the National Commission for Combating Terrorism we recently delivered the findings of a study on public-private partnerships (PPP) in the delivery of security provision and facilitated a reflection on how to use them to strengthen the prevention of violent extremism. National and international experts, representatives of state institutions and the private sector, shared their knowledge and perspectives as part of the process of optimizing institutional and legal frameworks for effective deployment of security PPP. This workshop was supported by the DCAF Trust Fund for North Africa with funding from Germany, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. 

    22 Feb 2024

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Event Forum on the gendered dimensions of crimes that affect the environment 19 Feb 2024

Event World Police Summit 2024 14 Feb 2024

Publications Implementation of the OSCE code of conduct during COVID-19 30 Jan 2024

Publications Understanding private surveillance providers and technologies 29 Jan 2024

Publications Governance of the use of force: Police self-assessment guide 25 Jan 2024

Publications Monitoring media coverage of the security sector in Lebanon 25 Jan 2024

opinion Trust before the reform 25 Jan 2024

Event Fragility Forum 2024: Security for development 24 Jan 2024

Event Balkan Cybersecurity Days 2024 18 Jan 2024

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