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Security Sector Reform in the DRC: Innovations and Complications

The United States has been engaged in Security Sector Reform (SSR) in the DRC since 2006. However, without strong political will to improve security, overall improvement has stagnated. The Congolese army, the FARDC, is still seen as a factitious group of rebel militias. What is the way forward for SSR in the DRC?

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Sep. 1, 2011
9:30am – 11:30am
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Security Sector Reform in the DRC: Innovations and Complications

The United States has been engaged in Security Sector Reform (SSR) in the DRC since 2006.  However, without strong political will to improve security, overall improvement has stagnated.  The Congolese army, the FARDC, is still seen as a factitious group of rebel militias and is still a leading perpetrator of sexual violence.  The police and justice systems are generally viewed as corrupt institutions.  Yet there are creative and innovative projects making changes on the ground.  What is the way forward for SSR in the DRC?  What complications still need to be overcome?

Speakers:

Julie Chalfin
Foreign Affairs Officer, State Department Bureau of African Affairs

Steve McDonald
Director, Africa Program and Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Moderator:

Sandra Melone
Executive Vice President, Search for Common Ground

Register here:

http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/6060/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=32929

Please be advised that this event will NOT take place at the Woodrow Wilson Center.  Interested attendees should go to the Council on Foreign Relations located at 1777 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006.


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Africa Program

The Africa Program works to address the most critical issues facing Africa and U.S.-Africa relations, build mutually beneficial U.S.–Africa relations, and enhance knowledge and understanding about Africa in the United States. The Program achieves its mission through in-depth research and analyses, including our blog Africa Up Close, public discussion, working groups, and briefings that bring together policymakers, practitioners, and subject matter experts to analyze and offer practical options for tackling key challenges in Africa and in U.S.-Africa relations.    Read more

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