The international Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention & Criminal Justice, with the African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF) and Fixed, crafted and hosted a series of 6 web events to respond through collective learning, reflection and problem solving to the crisis in urban safety accelerated by COVID-19. As part of the preparation for the UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in March 2021 the webinar series provided a platform for civil society to participate productively in setting the urban safety agenda for the future and to offer tools and practices for the implementation of integrated urban safety in local environments.
APCOF, Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention & Criminal Justice
Each webinar was designed to respond to a particular contemporary challenge or opportunity for global urban safety and included presentations of the role of sector specialists in the urban safety system. The presenters came prepared not only to present their inputs but also to respond to specific questions by diverse role players and participants. Webinar Zero introduced the themes and focus on the systemic, multi-disciplinary approach and global urban safety vision. The webinar series resulted in a paper published by The Alliance, in partnership with APCOF and Fixed, collecting inputs from discussion towards a vision for global urban safety. The paper was presented at the UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice held in Kyoto on 7-12 March 2021.