Emerging Perspectives on Post-Conflict Police-Community Relations

By Dr. Ingrid Nyborg. The world is increasingly interconnected—insecurity in one country can both directly and indirectly affect the security of people, countries and regions that are far away. Therefore, when conflict erupts in one part of the world, the international community responds in various ways to mitigate its effects, both locally and internationally. Whether it be through the provision of police, military and/or civilian … Continue reading Emerging Perspectives on Post-Conflict Police-Community Relations

Book launch – “Forebygging av radikalisering og voldelig ekstremisme”

ICT4COP researcher Stian Lid has co-authored a new book about preventing radicalization and violent extremism in Norway. The book, entitled “Forebygging av radikalisering og voldelig ekstremisme” will be launched on June 3 at Skatten, Tøyen, Oslo between 13.30 and 15.00 with a short seminar. For the full program and more details click here – https://www.oslomet.no/om/arrangement/norske-handlemaater-i-moetet-med-terror Continue reading Book launch – “Forebygging av radikalisering og voldelig ekstremisme”

Somalia’s Security Challenges Complicate Transfer of Responsibility to Government

By Alice Hills In February, the African Union (AU) called for the gradual transfer of security responsibilities from the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to agencies of the federal government of Somalia. While there are positive aspects to this move, similar attempts have been made in the past with limited success. As part of the current call, AMISOM will hand over its responsibilities in part … Continue reading Somalia’s Security Challenges Complicate Transfer of Responsibility to Government

“Work With the Community, Not Your Weapons.”

The importance of involving local communities in national strategies to prevent and counter violent extremism is often under-estimated. However, effective involvement of the local population requires a certain level of trust in the state and the police. Based on interviews with community organizations in Nairobi and Mombasa in January and February 2016, this ICT4COP policy brief by Ingvild Magnæs Gjelsvik of the Norwegian Institute of … Continue reading “Work With the Community, Not Your Weapons.”

Pride of Place: Building Kenyan Policing From the Bottom Up

Most Kenyan’s distrust or fear police officers, yet examples of meaningful community policing can be found. Based on instances of good practice collected from three police stations in Nairobi, Kenya in August 2016, this ICT4COP policy brief by Prof. Alice Hills of Durham University identifies three key observations that may apply to police-community engagement elsewhere in Eastern Africa. Prof. Hills finds that good policing practice … Continue reading Pride of Place: Building Kenyan Policing From the Bottom Up