How can local governments improve security in conflict-affected areas? What challenges affect the local government’s ability to promote the rule of law? And how will conducting a thorough conflict and security assessment help ensure stability at the local level? This course will teach you about the underlying principles of community security and how best to apply its basic components.
Local governance actors face enormous challenges in fragile and conflict-affected countries. Often times, human and financial resources are scarce, the collaboration between the state and the citizens is weak, social cohesion and trust in society have deteriorated, and the central government is weak or absent.