The International and Ibero-American Foundation for Public Administration and Policies is managing a new international cooperation project in the Republic of Guinea.
The FIIAPP is actively participating in this European Union project with the permanent onsite presence of a National Police Inspector, as well as other experts from the Police Civil Guard, which will be mobilized for short periods of time.
One of the project objectives is basic police training and the prevention of violence against women and minors.
Fernando Santos, the Police Inspector sent to Guinea, has begun to work with local agents in the capital of the south-eastern province of the country, N’Zérékoré.
It is noteworthy that this is the first time this region has received international support in the area of citizen security, thanks to the European Union’s initiative to decentralise the project to other provinces outside the capital of Conakry.
At the project’s presentation, the General Director of the Guinea Police acknowledged the value of this FIIAPP project, stating that “a police officer who doesn’t know how to read or write, or is corrupt, cannot become a community police officer.”
This project is financed by the EU and has a budget of 4,800,000 Euros. Spain and France participate in the project. The general objectives include reinforcing the role of the police in the Republic of Guinea, restoring links between the population and the police, and making the police force more professional in order to improve citizen security.