Security

Sector Challenges

Around 2 billion people live in countries affected by fragility, conflict and high levels of violence, and around half of the world’s poor live in fragile or conflict-affected states. States are confronted by issues of crime, public disorder, gender-based violence, increasing polarisation, terrorism, natural disasters and internal crises. All of which limit economic growth and prosperity and can spill over to destabilise the immediate neighbourhood and beyond.

Traditionally, security threats have taken the shape of physical violence. Today, the cyber vector adds a new dimension to this landscape. In many parts of the globe, the police, military and other security actors lack the capacity and expertise to react effectively to these threats in line with international standards, including on human rights. Crises are mostly treated superficially: situations are often stabilised with short-term interventions, which neglects the necessary long-term investment in locally grounded institutions and resilient societies.

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Sector Challenges

Around 2 billion people live in countries affected by fragility, conflict and high levels of violence, and around half of the world’s poor live in fragile or conflict-affected states. States are confronted by issues of crime, public disorder, gender-based violence, increasing polarisation, terrorism, natural disasters and internal crises. All of which limit economic growth and prosperity and can spill over to destabilise the immediate neighbourhood and beyond.

Traditionally, security threats have taken the shape of physical violence. Today, the cyber vector adds a new dimension to this landscape. In many parts of the globe, the police, military and other security actors lack the capacity and expertise to react effectively to these threats in line with international standards, including on human rights. Crises are mostly treated superficially: situations are often stabilised with short-term interventions, which neglects the necessary long-term investment in locally grounded institutions and resilient societies.

Socaba Services

Socaba has extensive security sector capacity building experience, targeted at reducing violent conflict and helping to build peace. Sustainable peace is achieved through the use of cohesive national and international resources, including political, diplomatic, security, and development aid instruments. Socaba draws on each of these resources to contribute its expertise to supporting peace and security globally.

Analysis of Big Data to anticipate and predict security challenges

Technical support to police and other law enforcement agencies, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Financial Intelligence Units, Security Training Centres, Defence and CBRN risk mitigation centres

Facilitation of constructive dialogue between affected groups to address extant challenges and root causes, and secure the commitment of all sides to solutions moving forward

Monitoring and evaluation of activities designed to counter security threats and the increase of violence

Valuable experience managing large security sector projects, including logistics, financial management, technical assistance and project coordination

Contribution to the development of policies to enhance short- and long-term security, and improve effective inter-agency cooperation, institutional development and public private partnerships

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