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Sub-Saharan Africa

Who we are

African knowledge and experience have contributed a great deal to the evolution of the concept of SSR. DCAF’s Sub-Saharan Africa Division provides medium- to long-term support to local, national and regional stakeholders in sub-Saharan Africa for the development of effective security institutions that are accountable to the state and its citizens.

Main areas of work include:

  • support to the development and implementation of regional norms
  • strategic and operational advice to governments to ensure well-coordinated and holistic reforms
  • strengthening of internal accountability and control mechanisms in security institutions
  • support to external oversight actors, including parliaments, independent bodies and civil society



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Sahel newsletters

Download the DCAF's Sub-Saharan Africa Division Sahel newsletters to find out more about the actions carried out in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.

    February 2020 (FR)   February 2020 (EN)
    January 2020
    December 2019
    November 2019


Our Programmes

Supporting African states and people to build effective and accountable security institutions.