Africa

In Africa, our research concentrates on Somalia, Somaliland, Kenya and Uganda.

The work package has analyzed institutional, political, social and cultural constraints and opportunities for operationalizing community-oriented policing (COP) in these three countries.

The research includes both analyses of the development and implementation of police reforms and COP initiatives, in addition to the relationship between police and local people in specific environments (e.g. urban, remote, coastal), and population sectors (e.g. youth, women).

Another important aspect for the work package has been to assess the ways in which perceptions of security and justice shift according to environmental or structural factors, and to how ICT and other innovations might contribute to improving community trust in police.