Past Events

Since 2006, the IPF-SSG in Southeast Asia has held workshops across the region on a wide range of topics related to enhancing the role of Southeast Asian parliaments in security sector governance. More detailed information on each workshop, such as a short workshop summary, the workshop programme, list of participants, workshop presentations and the workshop report, can be found under each event. Case studies and special issues published in the realm of IPF-SSG workshops can be found under the publications.


10th Anniversary Workshop

Topic: Good Governance of the Security Sector in Southeast Asia: What Role for Parliaments?

Start: 15 Sep 2016

End: 16 Sep 2016

Siem Reap, Cambodia

After the first IPF-SSG workshop took place in Siem Reap, Cambodia, in 2006, the IPF-SSG was hosted every year in a different Southeast Asian state. In 2016, on the occasion of the Forum’s tenth anniversary, the IPF-SSG...Read More


12th IPF-SSG Workshop

Topic: Security Sector Reform and Peace Processes in Southeast Asia: What Role for Parliaments?

Start: 22 Nov 2014

End: 23 Nov 2014

Manila, Philippines

Many of the most comprehensive transformations in security sector reform have taken place in conflict-affected states and within the framework of peace processes. The goals of the workshop were to discuss the relevance of sec...Read More


11th IPF-SSG Workshop

Topic: Security Sector Reform and Democratization in Southeast Asia: What Role for Parliaments?

Start: 15 Jun 2013

End: 16 Jun 2013

Bangkok, Thailand

This workshop examined the role of security sector reform in the context of democratization. A comparative analysis of democratization countries engaged in security sector reform shows that where democratization has stalled, ...Read More


10th IPF-SSG Workshop

Topic: Learning from National Approaches to Security Sector Governance in Southeast Asia

Start: 06 Oct 2012

End: 07 Oct 2012

Manila, Philippines

The focus of the 10th IPF-SSG workshop was on multi-stakeholder approaches to security sector governance and reform in Southeast Asian countries. It examined specific approaches, results achieved, experiences and lessons lear...Read More


9th IPF-SSG Workshop

Topic: Justice Reform in Southeast Asian Countries: What Role for Parliaments?

Start: 17 Sep 2011

End: 18 Sep 2011

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The 9th IPF-SSG workshop examined the current state of justice reform in Southeast Asia and explored how parliaments can contribute to the reform processes in their own countries. It aimed at sharing good practices of various...Read More