In December 2014, the International Security Sector Advisory Team (DCAF/ISSAT) and Swedepeace (Swiss Justice and Security Sector Reform Team – SJSSRT) executed their fifth mission to Honduras, one of the most violent countries in the world. Among the tasks was to monitor the Government’s security sector reform (SSR) programme, supported by the Inter-American Development Bank and Switzerland.
Furthermore, the Team facilitated a strategi workshop, planning for key expected results for 2015, with the Management Board of the NGO Alliance for Peace and Justice (Alianza para Paz y Justicia – APJ). The Alliance consist of a number of civil society organizations and is one of the key actors in the efforts to reform the justice and security sector in Honduras.
In addition, SJSSRT supported Small Arms Survey, a global NGO working on gun control, in strengthening their management for project results in Honduras.
Finally, the Team continued its context monitoring through meetings with key national stakeholders and also had the honour to accompany the signing of a monitoring agreement, covering the security sector, between the Government of Honduras and Transparency International’s national chapter ASJ (Asociación para una Sociedad más Justa), see pictures. APJ is a key player in implementing this agreement.
The overall purpose of the SJSSRT missions (2013-2015) is to backstop the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC) in their efforts on human security and violence reduction in Honduras.
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