About usalama forum
Community safety counts
Usalama Reforms Forum is a Kenyan based Public Policy and Research Organization with the mandate of consolidating civil society engagement in the security sector reforms programs in Kenya. Usalama Forum was established by a coalition of local, national and international organizations working in Security Sector reforms in Kenya” focusing on partnerships with various organizations working on Security Sector Governance and Reforms (SSGRs), research and innovation and community engagements in Kenya.
Over the years, Usalama has built strategic partnerships with the National Police Service Commission (NPSC), National Police Service (NPS), The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA), Internal Affairs Unit, Geneva Centre for Security Governance (DCAF), and Police Reforms Working Group Kenya among others. Currently Usalama is focusing on Policy, Legislation, Police accountability and professionalism, Private Security Sector Reforms, Decentralization and Community engagements, oversight mechanisms. As part of its unique innovative approaches, Usalama developed and has implemented a “Community Safety Models” across a number of counties incorporating democratic policing through community policing policy. In its mandate, Usalama works closely with Government Agencies, Research Institutions, Civil Society Organizations and community initiatives. We also partner with national and international organizations, foundations and donor partners to achieve our goals.
Currently, Usalama is involved in building standard private security fraamework for Africa and is a member of Africa Private Security Governance Observatory(PSGA), International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCa), the Africa Coaliation for Corporate Accountability(ACCA) and Outstanding Police Awards (OPSA) steering Committee among others.
Strengthen the role of communities in public safety and security
Reformed public and private security agencies providing efficient services and accountable to the people
Professional and accountable security institutions operating under democratic governance, respect for human rights and the rule of law
Realize effective public participation in security sector reforms and its implementation
Head of Secretariat
In charge of Finance & HR
Innovation & Adaptation Officer
OUR BOARD MEMBERS
REV. JAMI SASAKA
Chair, Usalama Board
DR. CHARLES OYIER
HON. CECILIA AYOT
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''I would wish to commend our Partners at the Usalama Reforms Forum for excellent work in doing the Baseline Study on the Private Security Industry in Kenya. This is the first study of its kind within the region and offers an impetus for national and regional engagements within Private Security Governance Observatory.''
"It is always a great pleasure to engage with Usalama family, together we have worked closely in contributing to the reform process with the Private Security Industry in Kenya. As Women in Security (WISE), the tranformation agenda will certainly achieve our desired objective within the Industry."