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Improving Service Delivery Through Security Sector Governance - Part 1

June 29 - July 3, 2020

"This session enables participants to explore user-centric solutions to develop their practical understanding of how SSG/R contributes to the root causes of conflict and fragility, using real case examples from Iraq"

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About the Presenters

Victoria Walker

Assistant Director DCAF and Head of DCAF’s International Security Sector Advisory Team

Victoria Walker has been with DCAF-ISSAT since 2008, focusing on security and justice governance and strategic engagement by the international community, with experience in assessments, evaluations, and programme design in Africa, LAC, the Balkans, and Asia-Pacific. Previously she worked in EU missions on RoL, DDR, and political advising.

Kilian Karg

Psychologist, Protellus – Sustainable Design Thinking

Kilian Karg (@KilianKarg) is a psychologist from Germany. After diploma studies in Austria, he moved to Berlin and spent one year at the HPI School of Design Thinking. In his cofounded sustainable innovation agency, Protellus, he is a facilitator and a creative consultant. Kilian supports the agile development of human-centered solutions across all SDGs.

Nesreen Barwari

Associate Professor, University of Duhok

Dr. Barwari is an associate professor of good governance and urban planning, advisor to the Iraqi Kurdistan regional government, and country representative for FEW. Dr. Bawari previously served as Minister of Municipalities and Public works under Iraq’s government and as Minister of Reconstruction and Development in the Kurdistan regional government.

Viola Csordas

Security Sector Reform Officer, DCAF-ISSAT

Ms. Csordas (@ViolaCsordas) has worked on security sector reform, peacebuilding, and humanitarian aid. At DCAF-ISSAT, she has been closely involved with the SSR process in the Gambia, providing support on integrated approaches to SSR and building civilian capacities. Ms.Csordas holds a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Camilla Arvastson

Project Assistant, DCAF-ISSAT

Camilla Arvastson (@camilla_arv) works in the Knowledge and Outreach team in DCAF-ISSAT where she develops knowledge products and operational tools in the area of SSR and contributes to methodology and guidance products on country-specific and thematic issues. Camilla holds a master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from Uppsala University.

Nadia Gerspacher

Senior SSR Advisor, DCAF-ISSAT

Nadia works to develop courses and contribute to working groups on advising and capacity building good practices. She has developed a widely adopted training for advisors deploying to build the capacity of security ministries in fragile, conflict-affected states. She is also a policing expert and has worked with many countries across MENA, SEA and across the continent of Africa on police reform efforts and on countering violent extremism. She has published widely on these topics and developed tools for practitioners at national and multi-national levels.

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