Since 2018, DCAF has been supporting the SSR process in The Gambia through two projects, funded respectively by the EU (through the IcSP instrument) and France (focusing on police reform), with an overarching goal to support a fully inclusive, coordinated SSR process, with genuine civilian oversight.
DCAF’s recent population-based survey has shown that 80% of the population has no knowledge of the SSR process. To respond to this lack of knowledge, DCAF has engaged with media and civil society in the country to promote wide awareness-raising on SSR and the process. This documentary is part of that process. It aims to tell The Gambia’s story for SSR, to inform the viewer what SSR means for the Gambia and to promote the notion that all Gambians have a role to play in the reform of the security sector.