Piet Biesheuvel

SSR Associate

Piet Biesheuvel is an SSR Associate who regularly works with ISSAT. He has a wide range of developmental experience in the governance, justice and security sectors, especially in sub-Sahara Africa where he operated in the field for over sixteen years.  He has managed long-term Safety Security and Access to Justice (SSAJ) programmes in Uganda and Malawi and was the British Government’s Policing & Security Adviser in South Africa between 1996 and 2001. Between 2004 and 2007 he was the policing and justice adviser in the UK Government’s Security Sector Reform Development Advisory Team.

He has advised on, designed, implemented or reviewed security and justice sector reform programmes throughout sub-Sahara Africa, as well as in North Africa and the Middle East, the Balkans, Central and Latin America, the Caribbean and South Asia. He has conducted a number of sector-wide reviews for the British Government. He has provided governance, security & justice policy support to the UK and Dutch Governments, specialising on the governance, accountability and oversight of the security and justice sectors. Between 2008 and 2009 he was the UK’s Security and Justice lead adviser in Helmand, Afghanistan.

Piet has worked worldwide on security and justice development for over 25 years and is a regular speaker on these issues.