Key priorities for the mission include supporting:
- improved governance and the fight against impunity in the security forces
- the redeployment of internal security forces and return of the State and civil administration
- the transition authorities and internal security forces in securing elections scheduled for 2022.
EUCAP Sahel Mali advises the Malian internal security forces and relevant departments to implement the security sector reform in Mali. This includes support to improve the human resources management within the forces, logistics management, as well as to develop secured information and communication systems and to modernize management practices and control of their services, by:
- a human resources database
- an employment policy and staff management database
- a baseline for staffing
- a skills-based staff recruitment policy
- operational management methods to help restore hierarchical links
- audit and inspection units within the general forces inspectorate
The mission is helping to set up a master plan for training, to overhaul initial training (structures and content) and to relaunch continuing training.
The Mission’s experts support the operational capacities of their partners in multiple areas, including fight against terrorism and organized crime, border management, good governance, rule of law, fight against impunity.
The trainings delivered by the Mission cover diverse subjects such as management and command, professional ethics, human rights and gender equality, intelligence techniques, professional intervention, forensic investigations, counter-terrorism and public order. The training is primarily addressed at senior and intermediate staff. The increased focus on “train the trainers” has contributed to enhancing the transfer-of skills and the national ownership of the training methodology.
The Mission supports the strengthening of ethical standards of the internal security forces, enhancing respect of human rights and gender balance, trust-building between security forces and the population, prevention of deviant behavior by internal security forces, inspection services and fight against impunity.
In line with its CSDP regionalization approach in the Sahel since 2017, the European Union supports the enhanced cooperation between the G5 Sahel countries (Chad, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger) to achieve a common approach to regional challenges. To this end, the Mission, through a Regional Advisory and Coordination Cell (RACC) based in Mauritania, supports regional and cross border cooperation in the Sahel and strengthens the national capacities of the G5 Sahel countries.
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