Putting people at the heart of security: Reviewing approaches, exploring solutions
On 12 March, Saferworld organised a roundtable in Brussels titled 'Putting people at the heart of security: reviewing approaches, exploring solutions'.
The meeting brought together experts from EU institutions and Member states, international organisations, think tanks and civil society to share experiences and lessons about security sector reform (SSR) and the extent to which such processes have been able to improve human security. The meeting was also an opportunity to explore the more innovative approaches to enhancing people’s security, including community security.
Date: May 2015
Author: Kloe Tricot O'Farrell
If security sector reform is to contribute to lasting peace, then policymakers and practitioners must strike the right balance between support to institutional development and people-empowerment, between state capacity building and improved experiences of and access to security and justice.