Findings from the Stabilization Symposium have been published. The Stabilization Symposium was held at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., from June 26 to June 27, and focused on the Stabilization Assistance Review (SAR) that was published earlier that month.
The SAR aims to streamline U.S. government stabilization efforts and provide a framework for the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Departments of State and Defense to better work together in the future, and notes that there are a growing number of conflicts around the world that effect U.S. national security and economic interests.
According to the Executive Report from the Stabilization Symposium, stakeholders and experts support the SAR and encourage its implementation. Symposium participants stressed that “business as usual” was no longer acceptable, and “affirmed the importance of diplomatic engagement to develop, refine, and execute stabilization political strategies.”
Participants also emphasized innovative and adaptive stabilization efforts, clearer goals in stabilization missions, flexible funding of stabilization efforts, greater coordination among international donors, the use of trained civilians to deploy with military in stability operations, and a focus on stabilization as a form of conflict prevention.
For more information about the report, please follow the link below.
Stabilization Symposium Executive Report, Stabilization Symposium