Consolidation of the security sector and the resilience of the Republic of Moldova on the agenda of MIA and DCAF 

October 24, 2023, Chisinau: Strengthening the security sector and the resilience of the Republic of Moldova, in the context of multiple threats, were the main topics of discussion on the agenda of MIA leadership and representatives of the Geneva Center for Security Sector Governance (DCAF).

The meeting was chaired by the Minister of Internal Affairs, Adrian Efros, and the Senior Program Manager at DCAF, Paulo Costa.

The discussions focused on the implementation of the objectives of the Security Sector Governance Strengthening Project, which provide for the support and preparation of the MIA for EU accession. More precisely, the representatives of the internal affairs system benefit from advice and training from DCAF experts, regarding the elaboration of strategic development plans, laws and regulations aimed at the activity of MIA, starting from European quality standards, and not only.

“The security sector governance consolidation project represents an important step in the strategic organization of the security sector in the Republic of Moldova. Most of the evaluations of independent experts, as well as those of international organizations, foresee the need for integrated approaches at the governmental level”, noted the Minister of Internal Affairs.

Adrian Efros thanked the guests for the support provided in the monitoring and evaluation of the National Program for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security, as well as for the expertise provided for the development of the methodology and the list of indicators to measure institutional equality of gender in Moldovan security and defense institutions, but also for the functional analysis of strategic planning within MIA and subordinate institutions.

The officials also talked about increasing the capacities of MIA in the field of European affairs, the development of negotiation and external representation skills, the preparation of MIA employees for the screening by the EU and the strengthening of the planning skills of the accession process and reporting to the EU, etc.

In this context, DCAF experts presented a series of recommendations to the Ministry of Internal Affairs from the perspective of the best European practices in the field.

We specify that the Geneva Center for Security Sector Governance supports the development of the capacities of states, civil society and private sector stakeholders by providing access to expertise and independent information on governance and security sector reform. DCAF has been providing policy advice and capacity building assistance for more than 5 years.