As of March 2010, the Swedish Police have a Swedish Police Adviser stationed in Nairobi. He is mandated to support the Police Reform Secretariat and the Police Reform Units in the Kenya National Police Service with strategic guidance for the management , coordination, implementation and monitoring of police reforms in Kenya. The Swedish Police are also providing short-term support to certain police reform areas, such as community policing and police training. A pilot project in community policing was launched in Kikuyu in September 2011 within this short-term support. The pilot will be rolled out to a few more areas during 2013. The support that the Swedish Police are providing to the Kenya National Police Service is financed by Sida. The current project period ends 31 December 2013 and the Swedish Police are now looking into the possibility to prolong the support between the Swedish Police and the Kenya National Police Service.
In April 2013 the Swedish police with support from ISSAT conducted a study to assess the preconditions for long-term bilateral development cooperation between the Swedish Police and the Kenya National Police Service and identified possible areas for cooperation. Some of the questions addressed in the study were:
- The will and the support for reform within different levels of the Kenya National Police Service
- The Police Service’s interest for reform cooperation with the Swedish Police and their capacity to undertake a development project/programme
The study included an analysis of the progress of the reform implementation process and an assessment of needs, relevance and feasibility for continued Swedish support to the reform process.
Sida has, based on the recommendations in the assessment, given the Swedish police a "go ahead" to start the process to formulate a project/programme proposal for a prolongation of the support. It is in the process of designing a programme proposal that the Swedish police requests support from ISSAT.The proposal should include clear and measurable objectives, indicators and expected results (on output, outcome and impact level) of the cooperation as well as an activity plan and a budget.
The mandate project would look into different the aspects of the programme implementation like general level of progress, effectiveness of the Project Managament Team set-op, level of ownership from the Albanian State Police and other relevant actors, relationships with the direct beneficiaries, level of programme adjustment to the changing environment, quality of communication with external actors and other ongoing programmes, efficiency in the use of resources, etc. The mandate project should look into possible ways to maximise the programme results and assess the overall quality of the programme by-products developed so far. This mandate is part of the programme Swedish Support to Community Policing in Albania.
SIDA, the Swedish Development Agency, has requested DCAF/ISSAT assistance to design a three-year programme in support of community policing in Albania. The target audience of the programme consists of: the State Police, the Ministry of Interior, civil society and communities, and, where relevant, local government structures. This mandate relates to the programme Swedish Support to Community Policing in Albania.
(Note - All mandate documents are available under the documents tab. Additional information such as lessons identified and feedback are also attached as documents under the documents tab, rather than filled in on line, due to the fact that this mandate took place before the on line options were available).
Team members were Victoria Walker, Ana Kantor, Everett Summerfield, Sabine Ymeri and Besnik Ahmetaj.
Norway and Sweden have requested ISSAT support to carry out an SSR Assessment in Liberia with a view to providing recommendations on how these two countries can best contribute to the SSR process in Liberia.
The assessment focused on two key aspects:
- Potential areas/sectors for Swedish/Norwegian support.
- Funding mechanism s in place that could potentially be used by Norway and Sweden to support Liberia’s SSR efforts.
To address these two issues, ISSAT considered the following sub-questions:
- What are the challenges and opportunities for SSR in the short term (2012-13), medium term (next 5 years) and long term (10-15 years)?
- To what extent are current donor engagements, including Norway’s and Sweden’s, addressing the above challenges and opportunities?
- How can additional support complement and strengthen ongoing initiatives?
- Are the funding mechanisms in place in Liberia efficient, and do the activities they support sufficiently address the Liberian people’s needs for access to security and justice?
- How can the joint collaboration between Norway and Sweden in SSR bring about synergies and maximize resources/results?
The current police cooperation with Albania was completed in March 2015. The Government of Albania (GoA), through the Minister of Interior (MoI), has requested further support. ISSAT has designed the existing cooperation programme and conducted its review in 2013. Both exercises have been conducted in an effective and professional way, therefore Sweden requested ISSAT's expertise in the design for a 2nd phase of cooperation between Sweden and Albania in the police area.The 2nd phase is supposed to consolidate the current phase achievements in the Community Policing area and, if necessary and in response to the GoA priorities, to expand into other police cooperation areas. The current leadership of the MoI has embarked into an ambitious program to increase safety levels and public order in the country and to reform the police service towards higher levels of effectiveness and professionalism. A new cooperation program phase is thus desired to bring Swedish assistance in line with the new reform needs and the ambitions of the GoA in the field of justice and security. ISSAT was mandated with the design of this 2nd phase.
The programme “Strengthening Community Policing in Albania", phase II, 2017-2020 (SCPA) started on 4th of January 2017 and will run for 4 years until December 2020.