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Filling the gaps: integrated approaches to crime prevention and safety

Author(s) : International Centre for the Prevention of Crime

 

ICPC, in association with the South African government and South African Police Service (SAPS) organized its 10th Bi-annual Colloquium on the theme “Filling the gaps: integrated approaches to crime prevention and safety’’, on February 20-22, 2012 at Upper Eastside Hotel, in Cape Town, South Africa.

 
The proposed theme for the 2012 Colloquium provided a valuable opportunity to focus on traditional and new sectors working on crime prevention, with debate and dialogue informed by international experts. This event aimed to promote innovative partnerships to respond to community safety challenges.

 

The Colloquium explored the following themes:

  • National Crime Prevention Policies
  • Criminal justice and crime prevention
  • The role of policing in crime prevention
  • Local Governance and Safety
  • Evidence and policy making
  • Public-private partnerships and crime prevention
  • Cities, development and armed violence


The Colloquium was deemed very successful in terms of organization, program, diversity of participants, quality of the presentations and discussions.  It was attended by 220 participants from 20 countries.

 

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PRESENTATIONS


OPENING OF THE COLLOQUIUM:

 

Welcome address on behalf of South Africa Government:

Addresses on behalf of UN Habitat and ICPC:

  • Axumite Gebre-Egziabher, Director, Regional Office for Africa (ROA), UN Habitat
  • Chantal Bernier, President, International Centre for the Prevention of Crime, Canada
  • Dr. Paula Miraglia, Director General, International Centre for the Prevention of Crime, Canada 

Keynote address by guest speaker:

Official Dinner, hosted by the Western Cape Department of Community Safety (DOCS)

  • Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety

 


OPENING PLENARY - NATIONAL CRIME PREVENTION STRATEGIES


Moderator:

Presenters:

  • Bilkis Omar, Chief Director: Policy & Research Unit, Civilian Secretariat for Police, South Africa
  • Dianne McIntosh, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of National Security, Jamaica
  • Ingvild Hoel, Senior Adviser, Prevention and Crime Fighting Section, National Police Directorate, Norway

Commentators:

  • Dr. Elizabeth Ward, Chairman, Violence Prevention Alliance, Jamaica 
  • Dr. Kalpana Viswanath, Project Director, Gender Inclusive Cities Project, Women in Cities International, India
  • Eduardo Pazinato, Secretary of Public Safety of Canoas, Brazil
  • Julie Alivaktuk, Peer Helper Coordinator, Making Connections for Youth, Hamlet of Pangnirtung, Canada



WORKSHOP 1 - CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CRIME PREVENTION

 

Moderator :

  • Dr Gilbert Lawrence, Head of Department, Department of Community Safety, Western Cape, South Africa

Presenters:

  • Lesley Ann Van Selm, Director, Khulisa Social Solutions, South Africa
  • Julius Lang, Director of Technical Assistance, Center for Court Innovation,USA
  • Chris Heide, Coordinator of Making Connections for Youth and Julie Alivaktuk, Peer Helper Coordinator, Making Connections for Youth, Hamlet of Pangnirtung, Canada
  • Cristina Goñi, Secretary General, International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO), Belgium

Commentator:

  • Natalie Jaynes, Programme Director, Criminal Justice Initiative, Open Society Foundation for South Africa

Rapporteur:

  • Jaki Mbogo, Crime and Criminal Justice Program Officer, Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA)  



WORKSHOP 2 - PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS AND CRIME PREVENTION

 

Moderator :

  • Fabrice Fussy, Head of  Observatoire national de la délinquance dans les transports (ONDT), France

Presenters :

  • Dr. Paula Poncioni, Member of the Brazilian Forum on Public Safety, Professor of Social Policy and Social Work, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Flavia Carbonari, Sustainable Development Specialist, Latin America and the Caribbean Region, The World Bank, Washington, USA
  • Kalyani Pillay, Chief Executive Officer, SABRIC, South Africa

Commentator:

  • Dr. Graham Wright, Chief Executive Officer, Business Against Crime South Africa

Rapporteur :

 



WORKSHOP 3 - EVIDENCE AND POLICY MAKING

 

Moderator:

  • Dr. Christopher Mikton, Technical Officer, Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability, World Health Organization

Presenters:

Commentator:

  • Dr. Richard A Griggs, Independent Evaluator of Crime Prevention Projects and Programmes, South Africa

Rapporteur :

  • Patrick Burton, Executive Director, Center for Justice and Crime Prevention, South Africa 


 

WORKSHOP 4 - LOCAL GOVERNANCE AND SAFETY

 

Moderator: 

  • Dr. Tina Silbernagl, German Development Corporation, Germany

Presenters:

  • Dr. Kalpana Viswanath, Project Director, Gender Inclusive Cities Project, Women in Cities International, India
  • Delme Cupido, Indigenous Peoples Rights programme Manager, Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa
  • Dr. Gilbert Lawrence, Head of Department, Department of Community Safety, Western Cape, South Africa

Commentator:

  • Michael Krause, Team leader, Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading (VPUU) programme, South Africa

Rapporteur:

  • Nazira Cachalia, Programme Manager, Johannesburg City Safety Programme, Office of the CoP, JMPD
     

WORKSHOP 5 - THE ROLE OF POLICING IN CRIME PREVENTION

 

Moderator:

  • Johan Kruger, National Project Coordinator, Trafficking in Persons & Violence against Women, Southern Africa, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Presenters:

  • Camilla Grimsæth, Superintendent at Vestfold  Police District,  Norway and Geir Tveit, Police Superintendent at Oslo Police District, Gronland Police Station, Norway
  • Susan Pienaar, Major General, Division Visible Policing,  South African Police Service
  • Dormah Harrison, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Jamaica Constabulary Force, Jamaica
  • Léandre Sorgo, Head of the Communications and Public Relations Division General Directorate National Police of Burkina Faso

Commentator:

  • Dr. Elrena van der Spuy, Associate Professor, Centre of Criminology and Department of Public Law, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Rapporteur :

  • Sean Tait, Coordinator, African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum, South Africa 

 


WORKSHOP 6 - CITIES, DEVELOPMENT AND ARMED VIOLENCE

 

Moderator :

  • Juma Assiago, Human Urban Safety Expert/Lead - Global Network on Safer Cities (GNSC), Safer Cities Programme, Urban Development Branch

Presenters:

Commentator :

  • Brigadier Mathapelo Mirriam Mangwani, Division Visible Policing, South African Police Service 

Rapporteur :

 


REPORT FROM THE WORKSHOP SESSIONS

 

Moderator: 

  • Dr. Vincenzo Castelli, Project Manager, Consorzio Nova, Italy

Rapporteurs:

  • Worshop 1: Jaki Mbogo, Crime and Criminal Justice Program Officer, Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa
  • Worshop 2: Elizabeth Johnston, Executive Director, European Forum for Urban Security
  • Worshop 3: Patrick Burton, Executive Director, Center for Justice and Crime Prevention, South Africa
  • Worshop 4: Nazira Cachalia, Programme Manager, Johannesburg City Safety Programme, Office of the CoP, JMPD
  • Worshop 5: Sean Tait, Coordinator, African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum, South Africa
  • Worshop 6: Luigi De Martino, Coordinator of the Geneva Declaration, Switzerland 

 


CLOSING PLENARY - "The Future of Crime Prevention"

 

Chairperson:

  • Lieutenant General Lamoer, Provincial Commissioner of the Western Cape, South African Police Service

Presenters :

  • Dr. Barbara Holtmann, Consultant, South Africa
  • Zane Dangor, Special Adviser to the Minister of Social Development, South Africa
  • Dr. Paula Miraglia, Director General, International Centre for the Prevention of Crime, Canada 



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