Tuesday, 23 October 2012

My report on the ISSAT/DCAF resource library website

My report is now also to be found on the ISSAT/DCAF resource library website. I am very happy about this as the study may reach a broader audience.

I did an internship at DCAF in 2010. DCAF is an international foundation established in 2000 on the initiative of the Swiss Confederation, as the 'Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces'. DCAF contributes to enhancing security sector governance (SSG) through security sector reform (SSR). The Centre works to support effective, efficient security sectors which are accountable to the state and its citizens. DCAF's work is underpinned by the acknowledgement that security, development and the rule of law are essential preconditions for sustainable peace.
DCAF’s International Security Sector Advisory Team (ISSAT) provides practical support to the international community in its efforts to improve security and justice, primarily in conflict-affected and fragile states. It does this by working with a group of member states and institutions to develop and promote good security and justice reform practices and principles, and by helping its members to build their capacity to support national and regional security and justice reform processes.

For those who want to know more about SSR, DCAF provides a number of backgrounders on different subjects connected to reforms of the security and justice sector. There are also a number of other publications available for free on their website. 

Also, ISSAT provides an introductory course on SSR in co-operation with UNITAR. It is an online course free of charge. 


  1. Great blog!!!
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    Pablo from Argentina

  2. Thanks for the report and time taken to think about our(one african) country (CAR).

    from Tokyo (Japan)