Empowering Civil Society on Private Security Oversight: A Case Study from the DRC
|Date||6 May 2021|
|Time||3:00 pm — 4:15 pm CEST |9:00 am—10:15 am EDT|
|Provider||ICoCA - International Code of Conduct Association|
Join ICoCA for a webinar to hear first-hand from Congolese stakeholders about their experience and main findings in articulating solutions for the empowerment of civil society in good private security governance.
Given the private security sector’s rapid growth and evolution, ensuring effective private security governance is challenging in most places. Civil society can support public institutions in ensuring oversight and accountability of the private security industry. Therefore, DCAF and ICoCA have developed a practical guide to support civil society in working effectively in good private security governance.
The practical guide was adapted and piloted in the DRC – a country where the private security industry has grown exponentially mainly due to a very complex security situation. For a year, 13 civil society organisations and regulatory authorities based in 10 provinces of the DRC worked on adapting the practical guide to their context while answering these two overarching questions:
The event will be held in French, interpretation into English is provided.