Office of the Spokesperson
October 14, 2016
Assistant Secretary for Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) David Robinson will travel to Berlin, Germany, from October 17-18 to attend the Stabilization Leaders Forum (SLF), followed by a trip to Central African Republic, Djibouti, Somalia, and Uganda from October 19 to November 1 to highlight countering violent extremism (CVE) and atrocity prevention programs.
In Berlin, he will participate in the fifth annual SLF, whose eight participating countries identify opportunities for international collaboration to address issues related to fragile states and regions plagued by violent conflict.
In Djibouti, Assistant Secretary Robinson will visit the East Africa Countering Violent Extremism Center of Excellence and Counter-Messaging Hub, which is an important forum for CVE analysis and research efforts in the region. In Somalia, he will focus on regional extremist actors affecting the Horn of Africa. In the Central African Republic, he will examine efforts by the local government and international actors to mitigate the risk of atrocities and to implement a complex demobilization and reintegration plan. Ending in Uganda, he will examine best practices from the civil-military approach to countering the Lord's Resistance Army, one of CSO's longest missions in Africa.