Several attributes should be sharpened by the professional who wishes to share her/his expertise with foreign counterparts, as they can serve as guidelines for the interaction with all stakeholders throughout the advising tour. They need to be brought to the fore of an advisor's tool kit as they are crucial to
This will facilitate the exchange of problems, ideas and evaluation of possible approaches.
So what are the attributes of the ideal advisor? Advisors are generally recruited for the knowledge and expertise that they have acquired from years of work experience in a particular area of specialisation such as police reform, defence reform, logistics, human rights or gender mainstreaming etc. However, although this technical expertise is essential to be an advisor, it is not sufficient. A range of other attributes are required to be an effective advisor.