What does DCAF do?

DCAF states that it provides in‐country advisory support and practical assistance programmes, identifies recommendations and good practices, develops and promotes norms and standards, and conducts tailored policy research. In 2017, DCAF supported national and international partners in more than 70 countries.

What does DCAF stands for?


Acronym Definition
DCAF Discipline Control and Assurance Framework (engineering)
DCAF Department of Children and Families
DCAF Dalmatian Club of America Foundation (Bloomington, IN)
DCAF Design Corrective Action Form

Where are the headquarters of the DCAF located?

Infrastructure, staff and budget. DCAF is headquartered at the Maison de la Paix complex in Geneva together with its ‘sister centres’, the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), as well as the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)…

Who are the members of the DCAF Foundation Council?

DCAF supports capacity building of state, civil society and private sector stakeholders by providing access to independent expertise and information on Security Sector Governance and Reform (SSG/R). DCAF’s Foundation Council comprises representatives of 60 member states and the Canton of Geneva.

Who is the current director of DCAF Geneva?

Ambassador Thomas Guerber (Switzerland) has been Director since 2016. Any nation with a demonstrable commitment to the democratic governance of the security sector is most welcome to join DCAF’s Foundation Council.

How many years has DCAF been in business?

Over the last 20 years we have worked with many valued partners, donors, friends, and supporters.