With our partners the African Law Foundation and the Association of Licenced Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria we held two workshops with private security companies to strengthen their capacity to protect human rights in the course of day-to-day duties. The workshops in Abuja and Enugu gave practical information and recommendations to help address real-life challenges, and advance private security and human rights in Nigeria in line with international norms and standards.02 Feb 2023
Members of the Zambia Police Service took a three-day training on management of public assemblies and protecting human rights.
The training, done in partnership with the ZPS and the Southern African Centre for Constructive Resolutions of Disputes (SACCORD) emphasized the key importance of police behaviour and effective oversight to ensure the freedom of assembly. This training was supported by Sweden and is part of our project to help strengthen oversight and accountability within the ZPS.
This week the first drug treatment center in Northern Lebanon was officially opened as the result of a partnership between the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and two local NGOs. Funded by the Netherlands, it’s hoped that this rehabilitation center will be able to reduce drug addiction and in turn lead to a decrease in violence, crime, socioeconomic deprivation, and any serious harm that might result from it. This community-based project is part of LAF’s commitment to work with civil society to help foster social cohesion and promote peaceful coexistence.31 Jan 2023
Ambassador Nathalie Chuard will be joining DCAF as our new Director on 1 March. A seasoned Swiss diplomat, she is currently Ambassador of Switzerland in Bangladesh. She has worked in many countries in which we have been engaged, including as a Head of Mission for Terre des Hommes Foundation in Iran and as Head of Research for the Temporary International Presence in Palestine. We very much look forward to welcoming her to the team.27 Jan 2023
We were delighted to meet with Jonathan Lacote, Deputy Director General for Political Affairs of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, to discuss France’s ongoing support for our work. France has been a member of DCAF’s Foundation Council since our founding in 2000, is a member of the ISSAT International Partners’ Group, and supports the Trust Fund for North Africa which funds SSG/R reform initiatives in Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. We are grateful for their ongoing commitment to good security sector governance, especially in fragile and conflicted affected environments.27 Jan 2023
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