In July 2011, Partners Senegal launched an innovative NED-funded project in Guinea to build the capacity of civil society to engage in reconciliation and security sector reform. Colonel Birame Diop (right), director of Partners Senegal, will discuss the program’s progress, challenges and next steps, as well as findings from a recent assessment of citizen-security sector engagement in Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. He will be joined by Mike Bittrick from the Africa Bureau at the US Department of State and Jennifer Cooke from the Center for Strategic and International Studies, who will describe the challenges of disseminating positive models of cooperation in the region and the United States’ interests in promoting greater collaboration for reform.
Partners for Democratic Change, Partners Senegal: Center for Civic Collaboration,
and the National Endowment for Democracy cordially invite you to attend a discussion on
“Citizen Engagement in Security Sector Reform in West Africa”
Colonel Birame DiopPartners Senegal: Center for Civic Collaboration
with comments by
US Department of State, Africa Bureau, Office of Regional and Security Affairs
and moderated by
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
1025 F Street NW, 8th Floor
RSVP (acceptances only) with name and affiliation
by Tuesday, June 19th to ElizabethM@ned.org
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