National Ownership in Developing Security and Justice Institutions in Fragile and Conflict Affected States

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DCAF's International Security Sector Advisory Team are co-hosting a session together with the g7+at the World Bank's Fragility Forum 2022

The session "National Ownership in Developing Security and Justice Institutions in Fragile and Conflict Affected States" will bring together speakers from fragile and conflict affected states as well as international partners. The discussion will focus on sharing lessons on ownership and to increase awareness of the different contexts and needs. 

National ownership has different dimensions. Security and justice transformation must be grounded on local context and reality.  Development must be conceived and developed by the national authorities, but also with the active involvement of a full representation of the country’s citizens to shape the vision of security and justice, including gender, generational, ethnic, socio-economic, geographical, and other diversities. It also implies that the international community respects and empowers this broad notion of national ownership, that they engage and support national stakeholders beyond just Governments and national security and justice institutions, and their assistance should be aligned with local needs. 

This session will help reinforce the commitment of all to uphold the principle of ownership while helping institutional building. In addition, the session will facilitate south-south knowledge exchange and promote exchange of lessons, ideas, opportunities and challenges. 

The session aims to influence practitioners and policy makers how they understand national ownership, encourage peer learning and recognise and incorporate the perspective of challenges and opportunities from the global south on institutional building. 

The session is held the 7 March, 11.30 - 12.30 EST. To attend, please register to the World Bank's Fragility Forum 2022. We are looking forward seeing you there! 


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