Building Police Institutions in Fragile States
Case Studies from Africa
Mathurin Houngnikpo (invited)
Africa Center for Strategic Studies
International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program, U.S. Department of Justice
CSIS Africa Program
Friday, January 18, 2013, 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
B1 Conference Center, CSIS
1800 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20006
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.