Improving the security of communities, also known as Citizen Security, means eliminating threats of violence in a population and enabling a safe environment for peaceful coexistence. The Partners for Security in Guinea program aims to contribute to citizen security in Guinea (Conakry) by improving trust and cooperation between police and community members and by strengthening the training of the Guinea National Police (GNP).
From August 4th-6th, 40 heads of state from across Africa met in Washington DC for the Africa Leaders Summit, in which meetings and events focused on the economic importance of the continent. Here, Partners Board Member Amb. Mark Bellamy discusses the risks of political violence in the region amidst such economic growth.