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Empowering Civil Society on Private Security Oversight: A Case Study from the DRC

Empowering Civil Society on Private Security Oversight: A Case Study from the DRC table
Date6 May 2021
Time3:00 pm 4:15 pm CEST |9:00 am10:15 am EDT
Provider ICoCA - International Code of Conduct Association
Type Virtual
CostNo Cost
Booking URLhttps://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_15arcI92RcGKbIxEbIon4w


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:

  • How can civil society effectively contribute to good private security governance in the DRC?
  • How can public institutions cooperate with civil society to ensure oversight and accountability of the private security industry in the DRC?


The event will be held in French, interpretation into English is provided.


  • Mme Aimé Kilembe – Protection Civile, ministère de l’Intérieur, DRC
  • Mr Eric Kajemba – Observatoire Gouvernance et Paix (OPG), DRC
  • Mr Freddy Kasongo, Observatoire d’Etudes et d’Appui à la Responsabilité Sociale et Environnementale (OEARSE), DRC
  • Mr Honoré Katamba – Securitas Congo


  • Gabby Priklopilova, Project Officer, DCAF
  • Gina Menghini, Project Officer, ICoCA

Find the practical guidance here.
Find the practical guide customised to the DRC here. (in French)
Watch a 2-min video outlining the practical guide development process in DRC here.


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