Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, April 2015 – The Ivorian Forum for Urban Security has published in partnership with Efus a practical and methodological guidebook on urban security aimed at mayors of Côte d’Ivoire.
The purpose of this publication is to provide local elected officials with useful concepts and tools to help them design adequate urban security policies. It also seeks to share an African experience of the local management of insecurity and to define an “African approach” to urban security issues.
This publication is one of the outcomes of the Support Project for Communes Regarding the Governance of Urban Security (June 2011 – December 2014), co-financed by the European Union as part of the EuropeAid programme and in which Efus was partner with the Ivorian Forum.
Through this project, the Ivorian Forum emphasised the role that municipalities play in preventing conflicts and preserving social peace together with other stakeholders such as the police, civil society and opinion leaders.
Apart from the recently published guide, the project developed a training programme tailor-made for local administration staff, local security coordinators and community leaders in Côte d’Ivoire, as well as a “communication and dialogue strategy” aimed at strengthening communication between the Ivorian Forum and Ivorian mayors on urban security matters.
This publication is an important step in the long standing partnership between Efus and the Ivorian Forum.