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2nd African Forum for Urban Safety (AFUS)

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From November 1 to 3, 2017, the ICPC had the opportunity to take part in the 2nd African Forum for Urban Safety (AFUS) as a speaker. The 2nd Forum was organized in association with UN-Habitat’s Safer Cities Programme and aimed to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and practices to address multiple urban safety challenges raised by urbanization in Africa. Held in Durban, South Africa, the Forum gathered national and international experts in urban safety, criminal justice and crime prevention. During the Forum, the ICPC was able to present the first version of the Crime Observatory Evaluation Framework, currently being developed in association with the Observatoire national de la délinquance et des réponses pénales (ONDRP-France) and the Organization of American States (OAS). This framework has the objective of establishing internationally recognized quality standards for the conceptualization, implementation, operationalization and evaluation of crime observatories. In the case of African cities, this tool will not only be used to ensure the reliability of observatories when it comes to safety, but also to improve how municipal strategies should be informed.