ZPSP - Inclusivity

In the Context of the ZPSP

ZPSP reflects the understanding that exclusion breeds conflict and polarisation. Inclusivity instead allows for a full spectrum of interests and actors to be involved in the dialogue about the nature and purpose of security. It works also as a powerful trust-building mechanism. SST in Zimbabwe is a space before being a process. The notion of inclusive space is important for fostering dialogue and harnessing learning on SST. Fear is removed face to face, which is crucial in the specific context of Zimbabwe.

Definition - Inclusivity

Inclusivity defines an approach that seeks to fulfill genuine ownership of SSR processes by adopting broad participative mechanisms, which award careful consideration of both the identity and the intentions of the relevant local actors. It must also involve the recognition that at its core, SSR is a dialectical process, involving a complex set of relations among international and domestic actors.  Inclusive processes therefore acknowledge the limitations of outside-in interventions; go beyond regime ownership of SSR; and engage non-state actors as meaningful stakeholders in security transformation.

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