DCAF’s Security and Human Rights Implementation Mechanism (SHRIM) is a multi-donor fund committed to improving security and human rights on the ground through multistakeholder engagement. The SHRIM supports targeted, cost-effective project interventions led by national partners in fragile contexts. The SHRIM promotes donor coherence and result-based approaches to the implementation of international initiatives in the field of business, security and human rights. Dialogue and action between business, governments and civil society contributes to security, development and respect for human rights. To ensure the sustainability of its projects, the SHRIM prioritizes local ownership, knowledge sharing and capacity building amongst the actors participating in SHRIM projects.
What is the SHRIM approach?
The Fund supports local implementation of security and human rights good practices, reinforce linkages between international initiatives, and share knowledge and build capacity among local actors.
How does the SHRIM work?
The SHRIM is at once a mechanism for channelling multiple donor funds, as well for drawing on DCAF’s technical expertise and project management experience in promoting security sector governance and human rights best practices in challenging contexts. In practical terms, DCAF designs and supports the implementation of projects in partnership with local civil society organisations tailored to donor’s thematic priorities and contracting requirements.
When was the SHRIM established and how many projects has it implemented to date?
DCAF established the SHRIM in 2016 and began implementing projects in 2017. From 2017 through 2022, the SHRIM has managed 36 projects in 12 countries with operational funds totalling CHF 3.7 million.
What are the SHRIM’s priority themes ?
How is the SHRIM governed?
The SHRIM is managed by DCAF’s Business and Security. DCAF staff provide technical advice and coordination to support project implementation. The SHRIM applies DCAF’s Results-Based Management system and well-defined administrative and financial procedures to its projects. A Steering Committee comprised of donor representatives provides strategic oversight to the SHRIM through biannual meetings or consultations throughout the year. Effective coordination within the SHRIM ensures a sustainable, programmatic approach with many projects benefiting from contributions from multiple donors.
How can contributions be made?
The SHRIM can accept contributions from governments, intergovernmental entities, non-governmental organisations, private foundations, industry associations, companies, and individuals. All contributions provided to the SHRIM are ODA-eligible, as per DCAF’s status with the OECD/DAC.
|SHRIM Country Projects - 2023|
|Colombia||Piloting the Implementation Guide on Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration to Prevent Security and Human Rights Risks||Support to in-country multistakeholder security and human rights processes||UK|
|DRC||Preventing Human Rights Violations in the DRC Mining Sector through Multistakeholder Dialogue and Good Security Governance||Support to in-country multistakeholder security and human rights processes||NL|
|DRC||Supporting the Voluntary Principles in the DRC at the National Level||Support to in-country multistakeholder security and human rights processes||CH|
|DRC||Developing a Model Private Security Law for the DRC and Strengthening Community Awareness for the Prevention of Human Rights Violations by Private Security||Private security regulation and oversight||UK, CH|
|Mozambique||Establishing a multistakeholder in-country implementation process for the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights||Support to in-country multistakeholder security and human rights processes||CH, UK|
|Nigeria||Developing and Piloting a Private Security Company Training Programme||Private security regulation and oversight||UK, CH|
|Peru||Strengthening multistakeholder engagement to implement the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPs)||Support to in-country multistakeholder security and human rights processes||CH, UK|
We are grateful for the support or our donors.
Mirna Adjami, Principal Programme Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)