Turn-Key Travel and Logistics Support for INL Haiti

Overview

Haiti faces serious security challenges exacerbated in the last decade by a catastrophic earthquake and category 4 hurricane that affected millions of citizens and caused massive destruction and displacement. In the aftermath, anti-government protests, kidnappings, and gang warfare continue to disrupt life in Haiti. To build the capacity of Haiti’s criminal justice system to respond to the growing insecurity, the Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) has partnered with Strategic Capacity Group (SCG) to deliver training, technical assistance, and mentoring for Haiti’s police and justice institutions and forces.

Project

SCGis partnering with INL to provide comprehensive travel and logistics supportand build collaborative working relationships with security sector personnel inHaiti to advance successful criminal justice sector capacity building. Workingdirectly with the Haitian National Police (HNP), its specialized lawenforcement units, and other criminal justice sector personnel, SCG supportsthe design and delivery of seminars, meetings, and workshops, provides traveland logistics support for participants, secures event accommodations andfacilities, and conducts evaluations of programmatic outcomes and impact.Through this support, SCG is empowering the government of Haiti to delivercivilian security appropriately, effectively, accountably, and in accordancewith the rule of law.

SCG

Strategic Capacity Group (SCG) is a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the ability of the United States and its partners to build strategic security sector capacity both at home and abroad. SCG assists donor and recipient governments to assess institutional capacity, identify gaps, develop and implement solutions, improve sustainability, and impact of reform.  

SCG’s Security Sector Reform Program aims to build human and institutional capacity for effective and accountable security sector forces and institutions. SCG’s work is conducted through:

  • Sharing security sector best practices through national and regional SSR platforms and networks that convene security sector stakeholders and empower “change agents” at key institutions across governments, connecting them with like-minded counterparts;
  • Producing assessments of security sector capacity, identifying gaps, and developing strategic policy and programmatic recommendations;
  • Training and educating donors to design and implement SSR programs and local stakeholders to design, implement, and advocate for reform within their governments; and
  • Advising governments and donor organizations to conceptualize SSR programs and build capacity to implement them.