Ana Toni

Representative of Brazil
Ford Foundation
Focus Area(s): 
Countering Criminal Economies
Critical Tasks: 
Informal settlements
Community policing
Overcoming corruption
Building citizen support
Interviewers: 
Richard Bennet
Country of Reform: 
Brazil
Town/City: 
Rio de Janeiro
Place (Building/Street): 
Ford Foundation
Country: 
Brazil
Date of Interview: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Abstract 
Ana Toni discusses the Ford Foundation’s involvement in providing a forum for academia, civil society, the public sector, the private sector and the media to exchange ideas and research on policies such as the Pacifier Police Units (Unidade Pacificadora da Policia, UPP) and to more generally fight criminality in the favelas of Brazil. Toni focuses on the importance of comparative research and empirical methods in public security and community policing. She explains that the success of the UPPs hinged on community integration and leadership, a multidisciplinary approach, academic engagement in public security studies, and replacing political positioning with professional expertise. Finally, Toni discusses how the Ford Foundation gives marginalized peoples in Brazil a voice on social justice issues. 
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From 2003-2011, Ana Toni was the representative of Brazil at the Ford Foundation, which works to help change structures and policies that increase inequality and social marginalization, in Rio de Janeiro. Previously, Toni served as the Country Director of ActionAid Brazil. She earned her master’s degree in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Keywords 
UPP)
Unidade Pacificadora da Policia (Pacifying Police Unit
Ford Foundation
integration and amalgamation
community policing