Building Police Institutions in Fragile States

Case Studies from Africa
  • Friday, Jan 18, 2013
  • Mathurin Houngnikpo (invited)
    Africa Center for Strategic Studies
    Mark Kroeker
    Eric Beinhart
    International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program, U.S. Department of Justice 
    introduction by
    Richard Downie
    CSIS Africa Program
    The police are one of Africa’s most important yet most neglected institutions. They are undermined by unprofessionalism, political interference, and low levels of public trust. This is particularly true in countries emerging from conflict. The United States is trying to help but progress is often hampered by limited funds, unclear objectives, and bureaucratic confusion. Please join us to hear about the challenges and share ideas about potential solutions. The discussion will draw on recent field work conducted by CSIS in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and South Sudan. A light lunch will be served.
    Please RSVP to Julius Wani at

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