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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
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The role of ombuds institutions in achieving SDG16 Last week DCAF was in The Hague at the 13th International Ombudsman Institute World Conference. We led a break-out session on the pivotal role of ombuds institutes in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 16. This session illuminated the essential contributions of these institutions in fostering more peaceful, just, and inclusive societies. We were proud to present the findings of our in-depth case studies of how ombuds institutes in Costa Rica, Georgia, Kenya and The Gambia have contributed to SDG 16 through local security sector governance and reform activities. 23 May 2024

  • The role of ombuds institutions in achieving SDG16

    Last week DCAF was in The Hague at the 13th International Ombudsman Institute World Conference. We led a break-out session on the pivotal role of ombuds institutes in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 16. This session illuminated the essential contributions of these institutions in fostering more peaceful, just, and inclusive societies. We were proud to present the findings of our in-depth case studies of how ombuds institutes in Costa Rica, Georgia, Kenya and The Gambia have contributed to SDG 16 through local security sector governance and reform activities.

    23 May 2024

Analyzing security risks to Iraq from climate change Iraq is facing diverse climate and environmental risks, including pollution, drought, sand and dust storms, earthquakes, and rising sea levels. Recently DCAF and UNDP Iraq launched a stocktaking study that outlines the climate and environmental risks and highlights the activities of different security sector actors in adapting to and mitigating them. “We're committed to implementing the report’s recommendations…they will be instrumental in our efforts towards environmental and climate security in Iraq,” said Dr. Isaam Alsadi, the country’s Deputy National Security Advisor.   23 May 2024

  • Analyzing security risks to Iraq from climate change

    Iraq is facing diverse climate and environmental risks, including pollution, drought, sand and dust storms, earthquakes, and rising sea levels.
    Recently DCAF and UNDP Iraq launched a stocktaking study that outlines the climate and environmental risks and highlights the activities of different security sector actors in adapting to and mitigating them. “We're committed to implementing the report’s recommendations…they will be instrumental in our efforts towards environmental and climate security in Iraq,” said Dr. Isaam Alsadi, the country’s Deputy National Security Advisor.
     

    23 May 2024

Mozambique gets the nod from the Voluntary Principles Initiative In a significant stride towards upholding human rights in the extractive industries sector, the Mozambican government’s application to join the Voluntary Principles Initiative (VPI) was accepted during the annual plenary meeting. The VPI is a multi-stakeholder initiative of governments, multinational companies, and civil society organizations dedicated to ensuring that companies respect human rights in their operations. Over the next 18 months, the Mozambique government will develop a National Action Plan, laying out concrete strategies and initiatives to uphold the VPs on its territory and globally. With support from the Governments of Switzerland and the United Kingdom, DCAF is supporting the Mozambican Government in its commitment to join the VPI. 22 May 2024

  • Mozambique gets the nod from the Voluntary Principles Initiative

    In a significant stride towards upholding human rights in the extractive industries sector, the Mozambican government’s application to join the Voluntary Principles Initiative (VPI) was accepted during the annual plenary meeting. The VPI is a multi-stakeholder initiative of governments, multinational companies, and civil society organizations dedicated to ensuring that companies respect human rights in their operations. Over the next 18 months, the Mozambique government will develop a National Action Plan, laying out concrete strategies and initiatives to uphold the VPs on its territory and globally. With support from the Governments of Switzerland and the United Kingdom, DCAF is supporting the Mozambican Government in its commitment to join the VPI.

    22 May 2024

On the road to the Schuman Security & Defence Forum DCAF was pleased to be part of the "Road to Schuman Forum" event at the Office of the National Security Advisor (ONSA) in Nigeria last week. Government, military, EU, peacebuilding and governance organizations discussed terrorism, environmental crime, and criminal activities on land and at sea. With our partner, the Embassy of Ireland, we presented an analysis on maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea. The Schuman Forum will take place in Brussels at the end of May. It will bring together high level officials from the EU and beyond to discuss how to respond to the most pressing security threats and challenges to global peace and security. 21 May 2024

  • On the road to the Schuman Security & Defence Forum

    DCAF was pleased to be part of the "Road to Schuman Forum" event at the Office of the National Security Advisor (ONSA) in Nigeria last week. Government, military, EU, peacebuilding and governance organizations discussed terrorism, environmental crime, and criminal activities on land and at sea. With our partner, the Embassy of Ireland, we presented an analysis on maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea. The Schuman Forum will take place in Brussels at the end of May. It will bring together high level officials from the EU and beyond to discuss how to respond to the most pressing security threats and challenges to global peace and security.

    21 May 2024

Capacity building for military ombuds staff in South Africa We spent a transformative week recently supporting a Harassment Investigation Training Workshop with the South African Military Ombud.  Preventing harassment inside security institutions and fostering an environment of safety and respect for all is a key part of security sector reform processes. Together with the Ombuds staff, we looked at issues ranging from gender-based harassment and implicit bias, to interviewing techniques and effective harassment prevention policies.   16 May 2024

  • Capacity building for military ombuds staff in South Africa

    We spent a transformative week recently supporting a Harassment Investigation Training Workshop with the South African Military Ombud.  Preventing harassment inside security institutions and fostering an environment of safety and respect for all is a key part of security sector reform processes. Together with the Ombuds staff, we looked at issues ranging from gender-based harassment and implicit bias, to interviewing techniques and effective harassment prevention policies.  

    16 May 2024

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article Rooting out security sector corruption with the rule of law 15 May 2024

Multimedia Changing mindsets for gender equal security institutions 10 May 2024

Publications Independent Report – Security Sector Governance in Moldova 10 May 2024

Publications Mapping international assistance in the security and defence sector of the Republic of Moldova 10 May 2024

Event How can ombuds institutes contribute to peaceful, just and inclusive societies? 10 May 2024

Publications The youth, peace and security agenda and security sector governance and reform 06 May 2024

Event Security dilemmas for Ukraine and Moldova 02 May 2024

Publications Intelligence oversight in the age of digitalization 29 Apr 2024

Publications Media: roles and responsibilities in good security sector governance 22 Apr 2024

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