The Africa Center conducts regional workshops to address the critical issue of Security Sector Reform (SSR). The state of insecurity on the African continent, in general, and in post-conflict countries, in particular, has led to numerous questions about how best to provide and enhance security at both the national and sub-regional levels. As such, SSR has emerged as a pivotal issue.
SSR workshops seek to provide a forum for an assessment of the trajectories of post-conflict and transitioning societies towards security. Workshops are designed to:
- Highlight the state of security in participating countries
- Provide security sector professionals the opportunity to analyze the security challenges facing their nations and the reasons underpinning such insecurity
- Offer a forum to determine whether reform or transformation (overhaul) of the security sector is needed and, if so, how best to proceed with this process