Project profile — Community Policing in Liberated Areas of Iraq


IOM – International Organization for Migration (47066)
2018-01-25 - 2022-09-30
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Iraq (100.00%)


• Government And Civil Society, General: Police (15132) (70.00%)
• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (30.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to increase the capacity of local police and civil society to work together to address security issues in Ninewah and Anbar, Iraq through the use of community policing practices. Police forces are currently supporting other Iraqi Security Forces in their fight against Daesh; however as the latter loses ground there is a need for local police forces to provide security as a service to the populace in areas liberated from Daesh. Project activities include: (1) training local police and civil society on community policing; (2) establishing community police forums; (3) rehabilitating police stations; and (4) assessing the security needs of local women and youth in targeted areas.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) strengthened capacity of law enforcement to engage with the community to identify and resolve security issues through the community policing approach; and (2) strengthened capacity of the community to engage with security actors to effectively address security issues, including civil society, women, and youth.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of May 2022 include: (1) supported 14 cascading trainings on community policing and engaged 242 law enforcement actors; and (2) delivered 11 trainings specifically designed to engage women and youth in the peace and security dialogue at the community level.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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