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DCAF - Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance

DCAF - Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance was founded in 2000 and is dedicated to improving the security of states and people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, respect for human rights, and gender equality. DCAF assists partner states, and international actors supporting these states, to improve the governance of their security sector through inclusive and participatory reforms based on international norms and good practices. DCAF creates original knowledge products, promotes norms and good practices, provides legal and policy advice, and supports capacity building of both state and non-state security sector stakeholders by providing access to independent expertise and information on Security Sector Governance and Reform (SSG/R). DCAF’s Foundation Council comprises representatives of 63 member states and the Canton of Geneva. With programmes that touch on more than 80 countries, DCAF is internationally recognized as a leading centre of excellence for SSG and SSR. Headquartered at the Maison de la Paix in Geneva, DCAF has field offices in Addis Ababa, Bamako, Banjul, Beirut, Brussels, Kyiv, Ljubljana, Niamey, Ramallah, Skopje, Tegucigalpa, Tripoli and Tunis. DCAF employs more than 200 staff with a broad range of expertise from over 40 countries. DCAF Brussels office, is a centre of operation providing a unique service to all EU actors and instruments – political/diplomatic; external action instruments; crisis response; and CSDP civilian and military actors at all levels – and dedicated to further strengthen our partnership with the EU, NATO and other Brussels based organizations. Find us at www.dcaf.ch.