Fragility, conflict and violence have a clear impact on poverty. Extreme poverty is rising only in fragile states. Sustainable development cannot be realised without peace and security and conversely, peace and security are at risk without sustainable development.
Security sector reform, including community policing
Enabel is strongly committed to increasing the share of men and women that feel safe walking alone in the area where they live. Another objective is to increase the share of the population that is satisfied with its last experience with public security services.
Fair, accountable and inclusive justice
Fostering a reliable and accountable judicial response to people’s needs, including the most vulnerable, we evaluate success by measuring the share of victims who report their victimisation to competent authorities or other officially recognised conflict resolution mechanisms.
Citizenship and participation
Our work is aimed at improving access to citizenship, especially by strengthening and modernising the civil registries, because a legal identity is crucial for a prosperous life, and a vital start for a more balanced relation between citizens and authorities. We also contribute to citizen engagement by promoting meaningful participation of women in peace-building and by focusing on the fight against corruption.
Enabel also has expertise and experience in implementing actions on gender-based violence, including prevention, and support to victims (medical and legal aid, psycho-social support, socio-economic reintegration).
More on peace & security
The world is facing huge challenges in realising the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Enabel wants to contribute with its experience and expertise in five specific domains: Peace and Security, Climate Change and the Environment, Social and Economic Inequality, Urbanisation, and Human Mobility. In our search for adapted solutions we take into account the inevitable ongoing population explosion and we strongly believe in empowering women and youths.
This brochure describes how we address the global challenge of peace and security in our partner countries.Download the brochure
News & Events
05 February 2024
Africa CDC and Enabel strengthen collaboration to reinforce health systems capacity in Africa
“This collaboration with Africa CDC is paramount to move forward and strengthen the continental health security architecture,” says Jean Van Wetter. Read more
31 January 2024
Joint Press Release: Rwanda and Belgium sign new bilateral cooperation programme
The new cooperation programme strategically allocates resources across key sectors including agriculture, urbanisation and health.
11 January 2024
Evelien Masschelein appointed Director of Expertise & Think at Enabel
With Evelien Masschelein, Enabel appoints an experienced insider as Director of Expertise & Think. Read her bio.
08 January 2024
2023: A year in review
At the beginning of this new year, we take the time to look back at some of our work in 2023.
13 December 2023
Combined efforts of Enabel, Bluesquare and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to eradicate malaria in Burundi and Niger
Enabel announces a strategic partnership with Bluesquare and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to step up the fight against malaria in Burundi and Niger.
28 November 2023
The 2023 Awa Prize puts women’s entrepreneurship in Africa and the Middle East in the spotlight
Spotlight on the winners of the second edition of the Awa Prize, active in the green and circular economy.