Unlocked Homes

lock-Keys-DoorLocking your door reduces your chances of theft by up to 50% the chance is really 50 –  50! The same goes for your car! Fighting crime is a personal responsibility as much as it is the law enforcement officers duty to ensure our streets a free of law breakers. When burglars have a field day with free passes [unlocked doors] who really is to blame? I found this article on BBC quite interesting, I hope you enjoy it too. Read it here.

Source : bbc-blocks-dark BBC News Online.

Extractive Industries in Turkana, Kenya |The Report

 

The Turkana Oil and Extractive Meeting brought together fifty sTrukana 2takeholders from various organizations to officially launch the report on Conflict, Security and the Extractive Industries in Turkana, Kenya: Emerging Issues 2012 – 2015 and discuss pertinent issues that the report had uncovered. Seven presentations were made by experts in this area. The key issues that were addressed include: conflict and security in Turkana, the Norwegian experiences in the oil and gas sector, environmental governance and extractive resources, the role of the county and central governments in the management of oil and the benefits of oil and gas in capacity building in Turkana. By the end of the meeting, participants agreed that it is possible for Kenya to avoid the conflict and governance problems associated with abundant natural resources, if concerted efforts are made to manage the oil effectively. All stakeholders in the oil and extractive industry in Kenya should therefore, work together to ensure that the management of resources from this sector is done transparently and equitably.

Download the 2016 report in PDF here

To read the previous article [Extractive Industries in Turkana, Kenya] click here

Urban Crime and Violence Prevention | WBa Academy

Urban crime Image1and violence constitute a serious impediment to economic and social development globally. In many urban centers across the world, high crime and violence rates are undermining growth, threatening human welfare and impeding social development.

Within this context, the aim of this course is to enhance the capacity of communities and local governments to design, implement and manage effective and sustainable crime and violence prevention and reduction strategies.[more…]

 

 

Consultant Opportunities – Policing Assessment in Tanzania

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Please be advised that the deadline for applications for the consultancies described below has been extended until 15 January 2016.

1. Assessment Coordinator – Consultancy on the feasibility study/assessment and project design within the Tanzania Police Force. See https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=51670

2. Community policing expert – Consultancy on the feasibility study/assessment and project design within the Tanzania Police Force. See https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=51680

3. Police Oversight expert – Consultancy on the feasibility study/assessment and project design within the Tanzania Police Force. See https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=51681

With the compliments of UNODC.

Education and Crime and Justice | Call for Application 2015

Jacobs Foundation: Better Evidence for Children and Youth:

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For your information: The Campbell Collaboration’s Education and Crime & Justice Coordinating Groups and the Jacobs Foundation announced grants to support the development and publication of systematic reviews that address important issues in child and youth development. Grants between $25,000 and $50,000 USD are available following this Call for Applications.

Applications are accepted from researchers interested in studying important issues of child and youth development. Systematic reviews prepared under this program should focus on interventions, programs and/or policies in areas of interest to child and youth development such as:

  • Individualized learning and adaptive teaching
  • Learning and academic attainment
  • Educational programs seeking to promote socio-emotional development, self-regulation and positive behavior
  • Multilingual education
  • Early childhood education
  • Early intervention and prevention
  • Inclusive Education
  • Prevention of juvenile  delinquency and violence
  • Treatment of juvenile offenders
  • Treatment of child and adolescent victims

For any topic suggested, justification of relevance for the development of children and youth must be provided.  Outcomes to be studied could include:

  • Improvements in academic performance
  • Improvements in Employability
  • Improvements in health and well-being
  • Reduction in Victimization
  • Reduction in disruptive, delinquent or violent behavior

For each accepted proposal, the authors must go through the typical Campbell editorial process by submitting a title registration, a protocol, and a full review. The protocol and review will both go through the standard Campbell Collaboration external peer review process

Half of the grant amount will be paid after the acceptance of a review protocol through the Campbell Collaboration, the other half after publication of the Review.

HOW TO APPLY

Please upload two documents

Document 1: A completed Campbell Collaboration Title Registration Form (see: www.camApplyNowpbellcollaboration.org)

Document 2: 3-5 page Project Narrative that includes the following information (in one PDF):

  1. Summary of the topic area under review. In addition to summarizing the topic, be sure to mention any existing reviews and estimate the potential number of studies that will require coding.
  2. Detailed timeline for the title, protocol, and review, including timing for important milestones during the review process (e.g., literature search, abstract screening, literature retrieval, study eligibility screening, coding, analysis, etc.)
  3. Description of team and experience (attach 2 page CVs for each member of the review team – not part of the 3-5 page limit)
  4. Itemized budget (up to 50‘000 USD)

Deadline for Submission: January 15, 2016

Only proposals submitted via the online application form will be accepted.

Notification of funding decision: April 21, 2016

Good luck with your applications!

Berit Kieselbach

Technical Officer, Prevention of Violence
Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention (NVI)
World Health Organization
20 Avenue Appia
CH-1211 Geneva 27
Switzerland

Phone +41-22-791-2416 (direct)
Email kieselbachb@who.int

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Publication on conflict Launch | Exrtractive Industry, Kenya

Extractive Industries in Turkana, Kenya Launch Program

Trukana 2 Please click here to download the program.

Extractive Industries in Turkana, Kenya

Conflict, Security and the Extractive Industries in Turkana, Kenya

Trukana 1The year 2012 marked the announcement of commercially viable
quantities of oil in Turkana, Kenya, bringing excitement to Kenyans
with the hope of better livelihoods as a result of revenue and
employment. The state has positioned the sector to generate much
needed revenue by overtly encouraging foreign direct investment.
The emerging oil and gas sector together with a fast growing miningTrukana 2
sector is anticipated to boost the Kenyan economy and help enable
Kenya to realize its ambition to become a middle income country by
2030 (Vision 2030).
Africa has become strategic for the emerging and great powers
mainly due to its natural resources. However, as experience from
other resource rich countries such as Nigeria, Angola and DRC
shows, mineral wealth may lead to a variety of impacts for countries,
at national and local levels, which are to a greater extent negative.
A recent World Bank report notes that mineral wealth does not
translate into a reduction in poverty, with greater poverty reduction
being achieved by countries without mineral wealth. Moreover, the
oil industry has not been able to create many jobs as it is highly
mechanized. Environmental and social impacts are often negative
or even fatal. Mineral wealth can hurt the poor in several ways: by
causing economic volatility; by crowding out the manufacturing and
agriculture sectors; by heightening inequality; by inducing violent
conflict; and by undermining democracy (since the government
no longer requires taxes from the people for revenue there are no
incentives to improve governance and services). This work considers
the potential for violent conflict and insecurity in Turkana in relation to
the extractive industry.[Download report here]

Urban Crime and Violence Prevention |eCourse|

Open Learning Campus|Urban Crime and Violence Prevention

September 08 – December 08, 2015

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Urban crime and violence constitute a serious impediment to economic and social development globally. In many urban centers across the world, high crime and violence rates are undermining growth, threatening human welfare and impeding social development.

Within this context, the aim of this course is to enhance the capacity of communities and local governments to design, implement and manage effective and sustainable crime and violence prevention and reduction strategies. []

Target Audience:

Urban practitioners, policymakers and city managers of various backgrounds and disciplines who are working on crime and violence prevention in Africa and the English-speaking Caribbean, as well as civil society organizations, the private sector, academia and international organizations.

eCourses calendar | Click here

Source: WorldBank

Course Announcement || Urban Crime and Violence Prevention || September 08 – December 08, 2015

 

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

IMLU

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

(CONSULTANT ASSOCIATE) FOR A POLICE REFORMS PROJECT ROLL OUT IN NAKURU, NYERI AND ISIOLO COUNTIES

The Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU) is a governance, health and human rights non-profit making organization, whose vision is A Just World Free from Torture. Our work is underpinned by a holistic approach involving litigation, medical and psychosocial rehabilitation of survivors of torture, monitoring government adherence to its human rights obligations and advocacy for policy, legal and institutional reforms. Over the last two decades we have assisted over 4,000 victims of torture, cruel, degrading and inhuman treatment through the support of our national networks of professionals: doctors, trauma counselors, lawyers, human rights monitors and journalists.

Please follow this link to download the PDF [Expression of Interest police reforms consultant] document.

Application Procedure

Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to send their application letter and updated curriculum vitae to jobs@imlu.org and copied to jmuthuri@imlu.org by close of business (5PM) Friday 10th July 2015.The application must include expected remuneration.
Any inquiries could be directed through the above contact emails or via phone number +254 724 256 800

Arrested while seeking treatment

The challenge of insecurity continues to be a big issue in our society today. About a week ago the Somali Al_Shabaab_fighters_on_parademilitant group, al-Shabab, launched an attack at the in the Kenyan town of Lamu. The attack was bold and was seeking to undermine the security forces and inflict harm to the general population. This onslaught left 11 terrorists dead and many retreated into a nearby forest while some escaped with wounds sustained in the gun battle. One man was arrested while seeking treatment in the southern town of Voi approximately 5 hours from the capital, Nairobi. Click here to read more.

British jihadi Thomas Evans was among eleven militants killed in a failed raid on a Kenyan army camp [Read more and watch video here]

About the group, click here

Source BBC: Attack on Mogadishu here

Source: www.capitalfm.co.ke/news