Ferdinand von Habsburg, strategic advisor to the UNDP, shares some of his experiences as an advisor on security sector reform in South Sudan. He addresses aspects an advisor must consider when assessing existing capacity, identifying gaps, and designing a capacity development plan as well as ensuring buy-in. He touches also upon the effects that post-traumatic stress disorder can play in affecting capacity.
Questions asked during the interview:
1. What aspects would an adviser have to think about when designing a capacity development plan?
2. How can buy-in be ensured for an SSR programme?
Part 2 of the interview is looks at sustainability versus dependency.