Even in countries that generally experience stability, disasters and conflict may strike at any time creating an unstable situation. When a country is already dealing with issues of social unrest the challenges to provide stabilization may seem insurmountable.
Disasters and conflict place an increased pressure on the governmental departments for them to provide even the most basic services needed by the local populace.
The problem encountered during instability is that most governments and agencies are simply not equipped to effectively address these challenges. One of the best defenses against humanitarian emergencies is to have a government that is accountable.
During times of crisis, CSI works to legitimize the government and strengthen their accountability by filling in any gaps in service where needed, assessing the situation, providing recommendations, and by implementing stability solutions.
In today’s ever changing geopolitical environment, it has become increasingly difficult for organizations to meet their global commitments without considering the impact that business operations may have on the local populace.
Businesses should carefully consider making stabilization a high priority to ensure that their operations have minimal impact to the regions where they serve and operate. Once stabilization within an operational environment has been achieved, businesses in that region will then enjoy the benefit of operating with little or no local conflict.
When businesses choose to create social unrest and neglect stabilization within the operational environment, they could encounter billions of dollars in lost revenue during times of conflict.
There are highly trained and specialized organizations around the world that have military, security, and engineering capabilities. And while there is no doubt that they possess the capacity to engage in disasters and conflicts around the world, their expertise is often primarily focused on controlling the impact of such events and regaining order by any means possible.
While establishing basic security in a hostile atmosphere is an extremely important piece of the puzzle, it cannot be the entire focus of stabilization. An assessment of the surrounding environment must be performed and evaluated prior to transitioning a hostile situation into a stable situation.
Once stabilization has been accomplished then there will be a real chance for that region to benefit from long-term prosperity.
Why CSI is Effective
At CSI, we have learned through experience that complete stabilization requires comprehensive data collection, a thorough situational assessment of the local populace, the development of an integrated program that will be effective for that specific population, execution of the program by the right team with deep experience in the required services, and a continuous monitoring program to ensure that stabilization is achieved and long-lasting.
CSI offers a global network of experts with a comprehensive stability portfolio spanning the entire Civil Affairs/Soft Power Stability Operations skill sets. We have developed a unique life-cycle model that can allow multiple organizations to work together as one team.
CSI’s life-cycle model ensures that we fully utilize each specific expertise by connecting the stability solutions to the effected populace that would most benefit from them. Maximizing the operational efficiency will create reduced expenditures which is important when dealing with today’s condensed budgets of both the public and private sectors.