Implemented and executed by: UN-HABITAT
Funded by: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Started: 1999 -
At the request of the Malagasy government, UN-HABITAT undertook a mission to Antananarivo in 1997 to analyse the problems of delinquency and urban insecurity. In 1998, during a national seminar on urban poverty co-organised by Habitat and the Malagasy Government, the theme of insecurity and the prevention of crime emerged strongly as a main challenge to address. Further to this seminar, UNDP gave its support to Habitat to undertake a diagnosis on urban insecurity and crime in the capital city, Antananarivo.
The main objectives of this project are the following:
- to undertake a urban insecurity profile in Antananarivo to further develop the capacities of the municipality in crime prevention,
- to develop a participatory crime prevention strategy to adequately deal with crime and its causes.
Activities consisted in mobilising all the concerned stakeholders, under the co-ordinating role of the Municipality. A team of experts was also recruited to work on a diagnosis and main elements of a crime prevention strategy.
The insecurity diagnosis had been completed analysing the main symptoms and causes of crime in the city as well as the responses at all levels (national, municipal, local, non-governmental).
A seminar was organised thereafter to present the results of the diagnosis and formulate the main elements of a participatory crime prevention strategy and action plan.
As follow up to this initial phase, a new project on crime prevention has been designed by the UNV organisation in close collaboration with the Safer Cities Programme. Safer Cities will provide technical assistance and training to the UN Volunteers who are going to run the project. Documents from the project: diagnostic de l'insécurité à Antananarivo
Ms. Soraya SMAOUN
Urban Safety Expert
P.O. Box 30030