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Lucas Duarte Melillo - Brazilian Cooperation Agency

  1. 2. Competences of the ABC <ul><li>Linked to the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations </li></ul><ul><li>Implements Brazilian policies concerning Technical Cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>Design, approve, implements and monitors South-South Technical Cooperation Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Cooperation: </li></ul><ul><li>- transference of knowledge and technologies </li></ul><ul><li>- successful experiences sharing </li></ul><ul><li>- partnerships towards development </li></ul>
  2. 3. Principles governing South-South Cooperation
  3. 4. Brazil - Haiti South - South Cooperation <ul><li>ABC is currently engaged in approximately 30 bilateral and trilateral cooperation initiatives amounting to around US$ 14 million. </li></ul><ul><li>Technical cooperation in Haiti includes projects related to agriculture, food security, social technologies, professional training, health, the environment and public security. </li></ul><ul><li>Brazil’s main purpose is to support the efforts of the Haitian Government towards economic, social and institutional recovery, by participating and contributing to the transition from humanitarian assistance to development aid. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Capacity-Building program for Haiti’s National Police <ul><li>Development goal: To contribute to the reorganization of the Haitian State, with a view to the adequate formation of a police state apparatus, based on the democratic premise of international Human Rights. </li></ul><ul><li>Specific goals: </li></ul><ul><li>1) To qualify officers of the Haitian National Police (PNH) to act as multipliers of knowledge and techniques inherent to police activities. </li></ul><ul><li>2) To contribute to the adoption by the Haitian National Police of techniques in line with international guidelines for public security, combined with human rights policies. </li></ul><ul><li>Project duration: 3 years, divided in 3 phases (2009-2010-2011) </li></ul><ul><li>(a 30 day training per phase). </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Project outcomes: </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 1: 28 officers qualified as police approach instructors </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 2: 25 officers qualified as weapons and tactical shooting instructors </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 3: 30 officers qualified as police self defense instructors </li></ul><ul><li>Executing Institutions: </li></ul><ul><li>Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC) </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Justice and Public Security of Haiti </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Police of Brazil – National Police Academy </li></ul><ul><li>National Police of Haiti – Police Academy </li></ul><ul><li>Total budget: US$ 800.000,00 </li></ul>Capacity-Building program for Haiti’s National Police
  6. 7. Project’s Main Features <ul><li>The project is based on capacity building, by transfering techniques and knowledge, as demanded by the Haitian Government, in line with the principles of technical cooperation. </li></ul><ul><li>In order to broaden the outcomes of this project, the police officers were capacitated not only to apply the techniques on their daily duties, but also as multipliers of those techniques (as instructors) – courses on teaching, on planning and on learning strategies. </li></ul><ul><li>The exchange of experiences between both police forces demanded the adaptation to the local reality – donnation of ammunition for the courses; donnation of instructional material and uniforms. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Project’s Main Features <ul><li>The project has encouraged the participation of policemen from other cities/regions of Haiti – nomminated by the PNH. </li></ul><ul><li>The Haitian Government has shown strong commitment by providing the necessary means for the activities – officials nommination, infraestructure, armed escort, provision of daily meals. </li></ul><ul><li>The main purpose of the project was to contribute to the strengthening of the PNH as an institution capable of insuring public security. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Haitian National Police personnel being trained by Brazil’s Federal Police
  9. 13. Merci beaucoup! Lucas Duarte Melillo Brazilian Cooperation Agency Ministry of External Relations [email_address]