Irish Aid

Irish Aid is the Government of Ireland’s programme of assistance to developing countries. The overarching objective of Irish Aid is the reduction of poverty, inequality and exclusion in developing countries.

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Email: irishaid@dfa.ie
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Evaluation of the Anglo/Irish Police Assistance Programme – Ugandan Community Policing Project

Ireland mandate in Uganda 22/11/2012 - 30/11/2012

In 2010 an MoU was signed between the Ugandan Ministry of Justice & Constitutional Affairs, on behalf of the Ugandan Police Force (UPF), and An Garda Síochána for the provision of services to the UPF under the auspices of an Irish Aid Policing Assistance Programme. The aim of this programme was to establish Ugandan Community policing programmes by:

  • Training Trainers in practical and theoretical instructional methods to enable them to train others to implement these programmes and
  • Provide trainers with an overview of the Irish National Model of Community Policing and its application to a Ugandan Police context

Irish Aid, and An Garda Síochána, have requested ISSAT to provide support to carry out an Evaluation and Review of the effectiveness of  the above programmes which have been delivered and are now implemented.

The above project was driven by a realisation by the Ugandan Inspector General of Police that there was  a lack of capacity within the UPF with regard to two distinct areas:

  • Dealing with policing of large public gatherings and
  • Community oriented policing

The UK took on the responsibility in relation to the public order issues and An Garda Síochána was responsible to the community policing component. This evaluation will deal with the Community Policing element and in particular the evaluation of the impact of Training to date. The expected synthesis between the two projects may emerge during the evaluation.  ISSAT will provide one expert to the evaluation team. It is intended that the information and data collected by the evaluation team  will lead to recommendations on how to improve implementation of future programmes.

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Support to Workshop on the Use of Legal Texts in Security Sector Dialogue and Research

mandate in Timor-Leste 16/04/2012 - 20/04/2012

Ireland Aid requested ISSAT support for a workshop for civil society actors in Timor Leste focusing on how to utilise legal texts as part of SSR dialogue processes and research activities.  

This was part of a larger project supported by Ireland Aid which included the translation of 20 key Timorese security sector laws into Tetun. The translated text was to enable access to and understanding of security sector legislation by a broader segment of the population, thus strengthening strong democratic dialogue around security sector development.  

In order to maximize the benefits of the translation, Ireland Aid was working with a local NGO "Fundasaun Mahein" to conduct a training for civil society actors on using security sector legislation. ISSAT was requested to provide support through the provision of one advisor to the process with SSR experience and a good knowledge of Timor Leste. 

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Capacity Development for Civil Servants on Using Security Sector Legislation

Ireland mandate in Timor-Leste 24/10/2011 - 28/10/2011

This is part of a larger project supported by Irish Aid which includes the translation of 20 key Timorese security sector laws into Tetun the lingua franca of Timor-Leste. The translated text will enable access to and understanding of security sector legislation by a broader segment of the population, thus enabling a strong democratic dialogue around security sector development.   

In order to maximize the benefits of the translation, Irish Aid is working with a local NGO Fundasaun Mahein to conduct training for civil society actors on using security sector legislation. ISSAT was requested to provide support through the provision of one advisor to the process with SSR experience and a good knowledge of Timor Leste.

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