International Stabilisation: Lessons from Somalia and North-East Nigeria

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The discussion will reflect on recent stabilisation interventions and the lessons learnt.

International stabilisation efforts face an uncertain future; the past two decades have registered as many failures as successes. Yet current stabilisation contexts pose fresh challenges with new actors, tactics, threats and technologies in play. The problems that stabilisation was intended to solve are likely to remain with us, pointing to the importance of constant learning by those working in this field.

As part of RUSI’s Stabilisation: Shaping International Policy and Practice project supported by First Call Partners, this event will bring together policymakers and practitioners from a variety of disciplines. Focusing on the case studies of Somalia and Northeast Nigeria, speakers will discuss the common challenges and lessons arising from such international work, drawing on the Institute’s field research and consultations with stabilisation actors


Henry Smith, Director, First Call Partners – A Global Overview of Stabilisation Policy and Practice

Ada James Emanuel, freelance researcher – Northeast Nigeria Stabilisation Case Study

Ahmed Hassen, freelance researcher – Somalia Stabilisation Case Study

Chair: Simon Rynn, RUSI African Security Senior Research Fellow

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