Security Sector Support in Sierra Leone: The Key Success Factors and Wider Implications

16 October 2014 – Department for International Development, Whitehall, London

Speakers: General the Lord Richards (Chief of Defence Staff, 2000-2013), Keith Biddle (retired) (Inspector General of Sierra Leone Police 1999-2003), Brigadier (retired) Sir Patrick Davidson Houston (Military Adviser to the Government of Sierra Leone 2002-2003, Dr. Brian Jones (Head of ISAT in Sierra Leone, on secondment from the MOD); and Freddy Carver (a Senior Conflict Adviser in DFID and Head of the Security and Justice Group in the MOD/FCO/DFID Stabilisation Unit.

Seminar objectives: to identify the key factors in British Support; to draw out lessons from Sierra Leone experience for their application more widely in programmes of Security Sector support and reform; and to underline the importance of Security Sector Reform as the vital underpinning of all aspects of development.

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