Advancing Security Sector Reform and the Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration of Former Combatants in Libya


Funding Source: Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
Period of Operations: 2013 – ongoing
Location: Libya

Project Description

The widespread insecurity and conflict Libya is currently experiencing can partially be attributed to the failure of the Libyan government and the international community to disarm, demobilize and reintegrate the various militias involved in the overthrow of the Gadaffi regime (A process commonly referred to as DDR). In an effort to understand why a comprehensive DDR process failed, the CSG has been awarded a contract by the Government of Canada’s International Security Research and Outreach Program (ISROP) that will map the various DDR, SSR, and related initiatives that have been undertaken over the past two years, analyzing their impact and effectiveness. It will identify the key stakeholders involved in the process and break down the preeminent challenges to implementation that have been encountered. Drawing on experience in other conflict-affected cases of DDR as well as deep analysis of Libya’s post-revolution political dynamics and modern history, the project will seek to derive recommendations on how to advance the process and identify entry points and drivers of change.

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