In the context of the ZPSP
ZPSP is home-grown and locally driven. The programme was initiated through an inclusive consultation process, lead by a group of Zimbabweans who engaged relevant stakeholders in a dialogue about issues of human security. The programme has not originated from an external intervention. Local design thus preceded, shaped, and commanded the careful quest for external funding. Ownership of intent coheres with ownership of process, as ZPSP looks for consensus and acceptability.
Definition - National Ownership
An approach that recognises that the reform of security and justice policies, institutions and activities in a given country must be designed, managed and implemented by national actors rather than external actors.
- Realism and Pragmatism in Security Sector Development, USIP, 2010
- Video: Security Sector Reform and Local Ownership, ISSAT, 2013
- SSR Trends and Challenges in Africa: A Partners' Summary of the first Africa Forum on SSR, ISSAT 2014
- Local Ownership and Security Sector Reform, Timothy Donais, 2008
- Local Ownership of Security Sector Reform, USIP, 2010
- The conundrum of local ownership in developing a security sector: the case of Kosovo, Dennis Blease, Florian Qehaja, 2013