Great Lakes Policy Forum: Security Sector Reform in the DRC
Security Sector Reform in the DRC:
Innovations and Complications
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Council on Foreign Relations
1777 F St. NW,
Washington D.C., 20006
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?
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
Serge Tshamala Economic and Defense Counselor, Embassy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Executive Vice President, Search for Common Ground
The Great Lakes Policy Forum is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. All comments are on the record but not for attribution.
1777 F St NW
Washington, DC 20006
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