On May 8, 2015, the Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement convened a workshop at the Australian Mission to the United Nations, which brought together scholars, government, UN, and non-governmental organization experts to look at the role of military and police forces in resolving displacement. This workshop was part of a larger research project supported by the Australian Civil-Military Centre. Participants prepared by reading the four case studies commissioned by the Project on Internal Displacement (Kosovo, Colombia, Liberia, Timor Leste), as well as the concept note (available in the workshop summary report). The workshop focused on tracing the intersections between security, development, and humanitarian actors, with a particular focus on security sector reform and peace support operations. It highlighted the importance of coordination between humanitarian, development, and military actors in working together to find durable solutions to displacement.
After the welcome and introduction, there were two panels, the first of which examined connections between security sector reform, peacebuilding, and ending displacement. The second focused on how peace operations could more effectively support durable solutions to displacement. Chatham House Rule applied during the workshop so that participants could speak more freely.
On May 8, the Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement held a workshop on the relationship between peacebuilding, conflict prevention and durable solutions to displacement.
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