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Regional Security Sector Governance Forums

After a decade of lessons learned through its Inter-Parliamentary Forum on Security Sector Governance in Southeast Asia (IPF-SSG), DCAF has decided to apply a similar approach to other actors all while expanding its scope to the greater Asia-Pacific region. With financing from the Open Society Foundations (OSF), DCAF is establishing sub-regional networks in South Asia, Southeast Asia and East Asia and is conducting annual sub-regional forums as well as an annual Asia-Pacific forum in which national partners and networks discuss opportunities, challenges and best practices for SSG in their respective contexts. Each forum is centered around a topic identified by local partners as a priority concern. In addition, national working groups are held in preparation of regional and Asia-Pacific meetings, and to facilitate expert-level discussion on national-level SSG situations and potential requirements for national security sector development.