eSeminar No. 2 – The Afghan National Security Forces Beyond 2014: Will They Be Ready?
The Centre for Security Governance‘s second eSeminar, held on February 18, 2014, focused on Afghanistan. With the international community set to withdraw the bulk of their troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, much will be expected of the developing Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). While the ANSF has made major strides in recent years thanks to the investment of tens of billions of dollars of international aid, questions remain about their capability to provide security and safeguard the Afghan state in the midst of an insurgency that shows no sign of slowing down. This seminar will seek to assess the current state of the ANSF and the impact of international assistance in developing it. Most importantly it will endeavor to answer the fundamental question, will the ANSF be ready to assume full responsibility for security in Afghanistan?
A video recording of the event is available below:
eSeminar No. 1 – Libya: Dealing with the Militias and Advancing Security Sector Reform
The purpose of the Centre for Security Governance‘s inaugural eSeminar, held on November 6, 2013, was to take stock of the volatile security situation in Libya and discuss the progress of SSR and disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) initiatives. The event brought together a panel of four experts – two from Libya and two from the United States – to dissect this multidimensional challenge and provide insight on the way forward.
Video recordings of the event’s four presentations and Q&A/Discussion Period are available below:
Interviews with SSR Experts
The Security Sector Reform Resource Centre conducts interviews with expert practitioners, researchers, and policy makers in the fields of security sector governance and reform.
The Future of Security Sector Reform: An eConference
On May 4-8, 2009, CSG Executive Director Mark Sedra organized an eConference entitled “The Future of Security Sector Reform.” The goal of this web-based conference was to take stock of the evolution of SSR – identifying successes, failures, and challenges – and contemplate its future. Over 300 policy makers, practitioners, and observers from over 50 countries and a wide range of disciplines took part in the conference.