Awareness Raising Event was held in Şahinbey, the 3rd Biggest District in Turkey
The eleventh of Awareness Raising Events, which are held with a view to contributing to the Project visibility and supporting sustainability, was held in Şahinbey District of Gaziantep on 21st of June, 2021 through visits to pilot provinces of the Project.
The District Governor Mr. Tahir Şahin, representatives of local governments, representatives of the Ministry of Interior, and members of the Local Prevention and Security Board as well as relevant academics and NGO representatives attended the event.
Delivering the opening remark the Şahinbey District Governor Mr. Tahir Şahin said, “Currently we are on the third phase of the Project. The core aim of the Project is to provide a civilian and consultation-based sight to the internal security sector. We regard it as a Project particularly contributing to crime prevention.” Stating that he monitors the Project activities of most of the institutions, especially local governments, in the district Mr. Şahin said that the support provided by the Project activities made 1 million 250 thousand people living in the district feel safer and more secure.
Following the opening remarks, the UNDP Expert Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ömer Bilen presented the survey results conducted on local security. Afterward, the UNDP Expert Dr. Sevcan Kılıç Akıncı made presentations on civilian oversight concept and Project activities. In the afternoon, the local security plans in the district were discussed in breakout sessions.