Support to ARRC Security Force Assistance Study Day

10/07/2014 - 25/07/2014

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The Study Day aims to look at two key themes:

  • Is NATO configured to deliver SFA in the future?  
  • How should HQ ARRC adapt if at all to meet the challenge; training, manpower, capability etc? 

It would be really useful to have civilian contribution to balance the discussion, particularly to look at how SFA fits into the larger SSR arena.  As NATO doctrine is being written it is a great chance to influence the way we do business in the future.

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Contribute to working sessions and break-out groups throughout the day.

Provide pre-reading and/or other resources ahead of or after the day.

Provide a summary of main points and potential areas for action leverage to SU, particularly should SU not be able to provide a participant of their own.

Outcome objectives of mandate

  • An ARRC capability more able to provide security sector reform and assistance (ie help build the governance, accountability and integrity aspects abroad, not just train and equip)
  • Influence NATO doctrine on SFA/SSA ahead of the NATO Summit in Wales in September
  • Provide input into Stabilisation Unit thinking and influence of UK defence and military assistance to SSR and how this fits into long-term policing, justice and development considerations

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