As increasing violence and political unrest are constantly putting enormous pressure on many governments across the globe to create safer environment for their citizens, the need for safety has become even more apparent for human survival. However, population growth in many countries around the world is not making it easy for them to meet demand for safer environment.
To help achieve this, PSiRA recently launched the Private Security Pan African Forum which aims to engage the various role players on the extent of the private security industry in selected African countries (Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi, the regulatory framework in selected countries, the extent of the private security industry in crime prevention partnerships, and the exploration of consumer protection in relation to private security services.
The forum further encourages dialogue among various African countries on utilising research findings in influencing policies at the sub-regional, regional and international levels. The forum is held annually.