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Background

Inter-Parliamentary Forum on Security Sector Governance in Southeast Asia (IPF-SSG)

Project contact

Dr. Albrecht Schnabel, Head of Operations Asia-Pacific

Mr. Youngchan Kim, Project Officer

Project overview

Supported by DCAF and FES (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung), the Inter-Parliamentary Forum on Security Sector Governance in Southeast Asia (IPF-SSG) was initiated in 2006 with the goal of supporting the role of parliaments in security sector governance by promoting peer-review and dialogue among parliamentarians and interested stakeholders of the region. To date, IPF-SSG has counted 300 participants, including members of parliament, parliamentary staffers, government and security officials, academic experts and civil society representatives from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. The Forum features, among others, regional workshops which address specific issues of parliamentary oversight of the security sector, such as national security policy development, defence budgeting and procurement, police governance and police reform, and judicial reform.

Key Resources

For further information: http://ipf-ssg-sea.net