A security sector that is transparent, accountable, and respectful of democratic principles and processes.
The SRI conducts peace and security policy research, based on scholastic foundations, that resonates recommendations from the ground, creates dialogue spaces, builds constituency for peace and security issues at the local and national levels, and mainstreams and advocates for security policy reforms.
- Peace and security policy research
- Mainstreaming of security policy reforms through the conduct of seminars, forums, conferences, round table discussions, lecture-series, and other info campaigns
- Dialogue spaces for open and broad-based discussions on peace and security concerns
- Capacity building and training programs for individuals, organizations, & institutions as key stakeholders in initiatives for security reform
- Constituency building for peace and security at the local and national levels
The Security Reform Initiative (SRI) conquers new grounds as an independent civil society
organization dedicated exclusively on the agenda of security sector reform. The SRI team has been involved with security policy researches under grants from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), The Asia Foundation (TAF), the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), National Endowment for Democracy (NED), and the British Council (BC). The group also conducted joint projects with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and has been entrusted by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) to handle various studies on the peace tables and its crucial security agenda.
Since 2011, the people behind SRI are also at theforefront of the creation and growth of Bantay Bayanihan as its National Secretariat. Bantay Bayanihan is a network of civil society organizations – now reaching 180 network-members – performing an oversight function on the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) implementation of its Internal Peace and Security Plan (IPSP) Bayanihan while engaging on peace and security issues at the local and national levels.
Currently or previously holding key government positions, members of the SRI Board of Advisers are the best champions for SSR. Collectively, they have decades- long experience and involvement in peace and security issues not only in the Philippines, but also in the whole ASEAN region.
SRI aims to help elevate and establish a meaningful security sector reform agenda with relevant partners and stakeholders. Through policy researches and other initiatives, the Team envisions a more progressive and inclusive public discussion about issues of peace and security.