Dr. Albrecht Schnabel, Head of Asia-Pacific Unit
Mr. Youngchan Kim, Project Officer
Former activity: Supported by DCAF and FES (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung), the Inter-Parliamentary Forum on Security Sector Governance in Southeast Asia (IPF-SSG) was an initiative running from 2006 to 2017 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. 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 focused primarily on 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.
After a decade of lessons learned, DCAF decided to expand a similar approach of knowledge-sharing to other actors and to the greater Asia-Pacific region. In 2018, we launched a new initiative on Promoting Good Security Sector Governance in the Asia-Pacific Region, which will feature, among sub-regional networks of partner institutions and the establishment of national SSG working groups, sub-regional and regional Security Sector Governance Forums. To learn more about this ongoing project, click HERE.
For further information: http://ipf-ssg-sea.net