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Welcome to DCAF Tunisia!
DCAF Response to change in Tunisia
In the first weeks following the Tunisian Revolution, the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) offered its expertise to the transitional government. Since February 2011, DCAF has been reinforcing its cooperation with the Tunisian government through agreements and assistance programmes with several ministries (Interior, Justice and Defence). In July 2011, Tunisia joined the DCAF Foundation Council and became its 60th member state. In order to facilitate the implementation of its cooperation programmes with the Tunisian authorities and civil society members, DCAF opened an office in Tunis in October 2011.
DCAF Trust Fund for North Africa
In June 2012, the 61 member states of DCAF’s Foundation Council approved the establishment of a DCAF Trust Fund for Security Sector Development Assistance in North Africa. The Trust Fund enables DCAF to provide long -term support to security sector reform in Tunisia, Morocco, Libya and Egypt. A Steering committee composed of representatives of contributing states and DCAF’s operations division “Middle East and North Africa” will be responsible for operating the fund.
DCAF holds conference on “Developing National Security Policy in North West Africa: adapting to a changing context” in Tunis
On 11-13 December 2012, DCAF organized a conference in Tunis entitled “Developing National Security Policy in North West Africa: adapting to a changing context”. The event followed on from a conference held in Rabat in November 2010 by DCAF and the Centre d’études en droits humains et démocratie (CEDHD), entitled “Integrating Human Security in National [...]
A delegation of senior representative from the Libyan Minister of Interior visited today DCAF’s office in Tunis. At this occasion, Arnold Luethold, Head of Operations in the Middle East and North Africa, and Haykel Ben Mahfoudh, DCAF Senior Advisor for Tunisia, gave a presentation on DCAF’s activities and its projects in Tunisia, with a particular [...]
The Minister of National Defense, H.E. Dr. Abdelkrim Zbidi, Colonel Major Nouri Ben Tawes, General Director of International Cooperation, Colonel Faouzi Zaïem of the Minister’s office and the National Defense Ministry Head of Communication met today with a DCAF and Transparency International delegation. During the meeting DCAF discussed with the Ministry the conclusions of the [...]
DCAF discusses with the Minister of Women Affairs the integration of gender into security sector reform
A DCAF delegation met today with the Tunisian Minister for Women Affairs, H.E. Ms. Sihem Badi. During the meeting, the DCAF delegation presented DCAF’s approach on gender and SSR, and its planned projects on gender and SSR in Tunisia. The delegation also discussed current priorities of the Ministry, including the strengthening of women’s participation in [...]
The President of the Tunisian Republic, H.E. M. Moncef Marzouki received today a DCAF delegation. During the meeting, they discussed several points of the Security Sector Reform as well as DCAF various programs in Tunisia. The President, H.E. M. Moncef Marzouki, expressed the wish to develop cooperation and assistance programs with DCAF.