The Congolese National Police (PNC) has inherited a challenging legacy from decades of militarization and corruption following the country’s recent war-torn history. The Tshisekedi government that took office in 2019 embarked on a renewal of police reform efforts covering the period of 2020 to 2024.
Since 2022, DCAF - in a consortium with Enabel and COGINTA - supports the implementation of Phase III of the “Programme d’appui à la Réforme de la Police” (PARP III), funded by the European Union. The four-year program is carried out at the central level (Kinshasa) and in three provinces: Ituri, Kasai, and Equateur.
The effectiveness and accountability of the Congolese police are hampered by outdated legislation governing its conduct and available resources. A strengthening of the legal framework is crucial to ensure reform measures achieve a lasting impact. To this end, we focus on the following:
ENHANCING POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY
Effective external and internal oversight mechanisms are essential to enhance police accountability and good governance. This is linked to the work of the Inspectorate General of the Police (IGPNC), Parliament, civil society and the media. DCAF works to enhance police accountability by providing assistance as follows:
Sophie Frediani, Principal Programme Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fatoumata Diallo, Senior SSR Advisor (email@example.com)
Anne Bennett, Head of Sub-Saharan Africa Division (firstname.lastname@example.org)