Rory Young, the principal trainer from Chengeta Wildlife trains local rangers and Malian armed forces in the Gourma region. Photo: Nigel Kuhn, Chengeta Wildlife

This seminar will discuss the role of small states, such as Norway, in larger coalitions who provide security force assistance to militaries in fragile states. What are the objectives for small states to contribute to security force assistance through coalitions? What role does doctrine and mandates play at the strategic, tactical and operational level? And how do we measure impact on ground? These are some of the questions that will be asked and discussed in our panel.


Kjetil Enstad, associate Professor Intercultural Communication, and Head of Research and Development, at the Norwegian Defence University College

Marius Kristiansen, active duty Norwegian Army Officer

Ivor Wiltenburg, active duty Dutch infantry officer