Forging a Path to Realistic, Responsive and Agile Stabilization
Presented by SID-W's Peace & Security Group
Weak political and social institutions, persistent poverty, high population growth rates and even recurrent climate shocks can drive vulnerable countries into chronic instability. Preventing vulnerable countries from backsliding into conflict requires a strategic, multi-layered, and flexible response which includes the delivery of humanitarian assistance, but also programming that can immediately stabilize countries and build resilience to future conflict.
Last summer, the USG released its Stabilization Assistance Review (SAR), which challenges the USG and its implementing partners to think differently about stabilization and underscores the importance of shedding traditional operating norms in favor of efficiencies and innovation. This move towards a common understanding of stabilization underpins the fact that it is not something that one agency nor its partners can tackle alone. The SAR rightly elevates the critical questions of “what” and “why” as core to determining the “how” of implementation.
Please join us to discuss and share lessons learned as we work together to forge a path to realistic, responsive and agile stabilization.