The Netherlands Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence invite you to a webinar about Security Sector Reform on Thursday 17 June 2021 between 14:00 and 16:00.
This webinar is a cooperative effort of the Netherlands Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence. It is supported by HCSS and KVBK. In this webinar, several subject matter experts will present and discuss their views and approaches concerning Security Sector Reform (SSR) as a strategic policy tool.
Is SSR a double-edged sword or can it contribute to conflict prevention and long term stability? Effectively engaging with security sectors requires understanding context-specific challenges and an integrated way of working. How can we incorporate this conflict-sensitive perspective in decision making and response? Is it time to rethink our approach?
“For years the international community has spent considerable effort to promote stability by reforming and strengthening security sectors in fragile and conflict prone states. These efforts have met with mixed results, however. The international community must therefore find alternative ways to better understand security sectors’ potential contribution to stability.” (HCSS report ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly‘, Kool & Sweijs)
14.00 Welcome by the moderator
14.05 Introduction by Foreign Ministry / Ministry of Defence: ‘SSR as a strategic instrument’ (Sonja van der Meer and Martijn Beerthuizen)
14.10 Presentation by HCSS: ‘A framework to assess security sector’s potential contribution to stability’ (Dorith Kool | Read the HCSS report)
14.20 Presentation by Transparancy International-UK: ‘Government Defense Integrity Index, measuring strengths and weaknesses of the defense sector’ (Natalie Hogg | Background info)
14.30 Presentation by DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance: ‘An Integrated Security Sector Governance approach for Preventive Efforts and Long Term Goals of Stabilization and Development’ (Shahrazad Chida | Background info)
14.50 Case study by 1CMiCO: Casestudy SSR Bosnia and Herzegovina (Rene Kersten)
15.05 Case study by ASSN: ‘Rethinking our approach: an African case study’ (Niagalé Bagayoko | Background info)
15.15 Panel discussion based on questions from the audience (1CMi, HCSS, DCAF, TI and ASSN)
15.45 Key take-aways by Foreign Ministry / Ministry of Defence (Lex Gerts and Lars Walrave)
15.55 Closing remarks by the moderator
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