The DCAF Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance officially launched The Security Sector Reform Project at the Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara Conference Centre on November 22, 2023.
This project aims to enhance Improved Security, Migration, and Border Management, marking a significant milestone in bolstering both the Gambia Police Force and the broader Security Sector. Notable achievements include the development of the Gambia Police Force’s inaugural police doctrine, improving operational efficiency.
During the event, Ken Isaac, Head of Office DCAF Banjul, highlighted the project’s background and its support for the Gambia Police Force and Gambia Immigration Department (GID). Anne Bennette, DCAF Head Sub-Saharan Africa Division, emphasized the initiative’s goal of elevating the Gambia Police Force to international standards.
Minister of Interior, Hon. Seyaka Sonko, commended the European Union for its continuous support to his ministry, recognizing this project as a significant milestone for the Gambian Security Sector. Commissioner Sambujang Fatty, representing the Inspector General of Police Abdoulie Sanyang, also commended DCAF for the continuous support and partnership.
Other speakers at the event included H.E Corrado Pampaloni, the Ambassador of the EU, Sophie Frediani, Principal Programme Manager, and Senior SSR Adviser, as well as Foday Fofana, DCAF Project Officer.