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Asia-Pacific Regional & Sub-Regional SSG Forums 2022 - Summary Report

19 January, 2023


This Summary Report discusses the 2022 Regional and Sub-Regional Asia-Pacific SSG Forums, held in Bali, Indonesia, to address security sector governance and reform (SSG/R) in the Asia-Pacific region. Topics discussed include maritime security, shrinking democratic spaces, and country-specific updates.

The forums also explored strategies for project proposals, digital promotion of network publications, and the role of the European Union as a security provider in the region.

The South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia sub-regional forums discussed specific challenges and opportunities within their respective regions, such as the situation in Afghanistan and Myanmar, but also on the role of civil society, and challenges in enhancing climate security and nuclear security.

Thematic topics of interest to the region at-wide which were discussed in the Asia-Pacific SSG Forum included maritime security sector governance and reform (SSG/R) and shrinking democratic spaces and SSG/R.