Academies of Excellence

About

SCG’s Academies of Excellence Program is designed to modernize and reform military and law enforcement academies. The program works with government ministries and academy leaders to assess institutional effectiveness, revise learning outcomes, design new curricula, enhance faculty expertise, create feedback loops, and streamline academy management processes

How We Do It

  • Assessing current curricula, pedagogy, and outcomes  to identify needs and gaps;
  • Modernizing curricular content to enhance learning, standardize training, and improve interoperability;
  • Educating the educator using pedagogical tools that blend conceptual and field-based learning; and
  • Designing institutional research and feedback loops from the field to keep curricula current.

About

Tunisia Law Enforcement Academy Modernization

The 2011 revolution was a turning point for Tunisia’s Law Enforcement forces. In its wake, popular expectations changed about the mission and practices of Tunisia’s National Police and National Guard officers and agents. Citizens became more vocal in their frustration and less accepting of gaps in law enforcement service. To enhance the provision of security, the Tunisian Ministry of Interior, National Guard, and National Police launched a modernization program to improve how Tunisian law enforcement forces are trained for their new mission.

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Transforming Mali’s Law Enforcement Academies

A central challenge facing Mali’s security forces is how to modernize and reform their training programs in the face of growing security threats. The types of training provided in the past—focused on interstate conflict or traditional law enforcement—are no longer sufficient.  Mali’s training academies have been slow to adapt to new threats. Mali’s academy and training leaders recognize that they must modernize their training systems to produce forces with the knowledge and skills to meet Mali’s present security needs.

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Professionalizing the Next Generation of Law Enforcement in CAR

Decades of violence, regional instability, and successive coups in the Central African Republic (CAR) have led to a weak central government and the collapse of CAR’s criminal justice institutions. In 2013, armed rebels seized the capital, Bangui, leading to a series of attacks and counter-attacks against civilians that ushered a humanitarian crisis. A new president, elected in 2016, Faustin Archange Touadéra, declared security, justice, and economic development his top priorities. But violence continues, and the central government has struggled to provide effective security. CAR’s law enforcement has been historically under-resourced and received minimal institutional development. The large majority of CAR law enforcement officers have not received basic training or instruction in core functions, such as human resources, logistical support, and budgeting.

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SCG's Academies of Excellence Program is designed to promote systemic change in how countries train and educate their security forces.