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DCAF-LAC cooperates with democratic institutions, security providers and NGOs in Central and South America on security sector governance issues. LAC promotes a holistic approach to SSR/G by:

  • Promoting the application of principles of good governance to public and private security providers.
  • Supporting governments and parliaments in strengthening the legislative framework for private security services.
  • Supporting private security regulatory bodies in their efforts to increase transparency and accountability of private security services.
  • Development of local institutional capacities to address security and human rights challenges related to the operations of extractive industries’ companies and PSCs, and the consolidation of local ownership of SSG/R processes.
  • Supporting the promotion of gender equality in security institutions.

Our Programmes

Contributing to a democratic, just, and violence free society.



  • SDC
  • IDB