African knowledge and experience have contributed a great deal to the evolution of the concept of SSR. DCAF’s Sub-Saharan Africa Division (SSAD) 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.
Our main areas of work include:
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Our engagement on the continent has steadily grown year on year in the past decade. To support this growth, we draw on our five-year strategy. Read the 2021-2024 strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa
Supporting African states and people to build effective and accountable security institutions.