South Asian Security Sector Governance Forum held in Nepal

Published On: September 9, 2019 12:57 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Nepal Center for Security Governance and Geneva Center for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) jointly organized a three-day long South Asia Security Sector Governance Forum in Nepal. 

Security sector experts and delegates from all seven South Asian countries gathered in Nepal to share their knowledge, experience and best practices on security sector reform and development at the forum that concluded on Saturday.  

According to the organizers, the forum provided an avenue to facilitate region-wide exchange and debate on common security sector governance challenges, opportunities and reform requirements for the South Asian region as a whole and individual countries in particular.  

The discourse on the security sector is changing and the traditional security challenges have evolved to the next level with the advancement in technology and easy access to information sharing platforms. “To address these growing challenges more innovative approaches are required and good governance practices need to be adopted to enhance human skills,” said a press statement issued by the organizers. 

The Forum also underscored the need for incorporating technologies, respecting individual privacy, and assuring clearly defined policies and civilian/parliamentary oversight mechanisms in order to address the evolving security challenges. 

“The forum promoted dialogues and conversations for hands-on practical and policy initiatives that generate greater and more sustainable buy-in for thorough examinations of security sector as well as their compatibility and conformity with good security sector governance principles," the statement further said.

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