Guinea

Partners for Security in Guinea

One key aspect of strong rule of laws lies in citizens’ confidence that the law enforcement system is impartial and fair. PartnersGlobal and our Conakry based partners, CECIDE and Coginta, share a mutual belief in respect for fundamental rights and have been implementing the Partners for Security in Guinea Program together since 2015. The project aims to educate citizens on their rights and engages youth, women and local leaders in community safety and crime prevention dialogue with the Guinea National Police. Police officers also receive training on better policing etiquette in order to improve community and law enforcement trust and cooperation with two communities in Conakry: Dixinn and Kaloum.

In March 2017, with support from Coginta and CECIDE, PartnersGlobal organized a successful Share Fair in Conakry with over 700 participants. The event created space for open dialogue between Guinean policy makers, practitioners and civil society organizations on crime prevention policies, localized solutions and current security priorities at the national and local level. The Share Fair also strengthened bonds and collaboration between youth and police through a soccer tournament with mixed police and youth teams.

Due to the increased involvement of women, youth, local leaders and trained police officers in promoting security in Dixinn and Kaloum, the Partners for Security in Guinea project was granted an extension by INL in July of 2017 to continue the implementation of project activities in Conakry and to expand the activities to two more regions in Guinea: Kindia and Kankan.

 

Funded by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement 

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