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The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and the Graduate Institute's Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP)

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) is a foundation established in 2000 by the Swiss government, dedicated to improving the security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law and respect for human rights. DCAF assists national and international partners in 74 countries worldwide to improve the governance of their security sector through inclusive and participatory reforms based on international norms and good practices. 




The Graduate Institute's Centre on Conflict Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP) is the institutes focal point for research in the areas of conflict analysis, peacebuilding, and the complex relationships between security and development. Its research focuses on the factors and actors that are implicated in the production and reproduction of violence within and between societies and states, as well as on policies and practices to reduce violence and insecurity and enhance development and peacebuilding initiatives at the international, state and local levels.




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