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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

Building bridges between the community and police DCAF’s Director Amb. Nathalie Chuard recently visited Colombia as part of our new regional programme that brings together journalists, civil society leaders, and the police. The goal is to improve security for journalists, human rights defenders, and community leaders. It will also support exchanges among the Ombuds Institutions of Colombia, Honduras, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru. Participants discussed police-media relations, press freedom, and the risks faced by journalists reporting on the security sector in the region. The new multi-year programme builds on previous work, and is generously funded by Germany. 10 May 2024

  • Building bridges between the community and police

    DCAF’s Director Amb. Nathalie Chuard recently visited Colombia as part of our new regional programme that brings together journalists, civil society leaders, and the police. The goal is to improve security for journalists, human rights defenders, and community leaders. It will also support exchanges among the Ombuds Institutions of Colombia, Honduras, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru. Participants discussed police-media relations, press freedom, and the risks faced by journalists reporting on the security sector in the region. The new multi-year programme builds on previous work, and is generously funded by Germany.

    10 May 2024

Tackling peacebuilding challenges at the Stockholm Forum This week DCAF’s team is at the 2024 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development taking part in timely discussions on navigating a rapidly changing world. The Forum focuses on strategies to empower states as democratic and inclusive societies in an increasingly anarchic international system, while safeguarding the values of multilateralism. It also addresses growing mistrust and distrust between the Global North and South, and between citizens and their political representatives. A partner in the Forum, DCAF is taking the stage for a session about how security sector reforms are linked to the integration of Moldova and Ukraine into the European Union/NATO. 08 May 2024

  • Tackling peacebuilding challenges at the Stockholm Forum

    This week DCAF’s team is at the 2024 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development taking part in timely discussions on navigating a rapidly changing world. The Forum focuses on strategies to empower states as democratic and inclusive societies in an increasingly anarchic international system, while safeguarding the values of multilateralism. It also addresses growing mistrust and distrust between the Global North and South, and between citizens and their political representatives. A partner in the Forum, DCAF is taking the stage for a session about how security sector reforms are linked to the integration of Moldova and Ukraine into the European Union/NATO.

    08 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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