We create innovative products and inputs for decision-making that affects the regional and global agenda and the existing challenges, while linking civil society organizations, academics and think-tanks from all over the world.
RESDAL carries out fieldwork as a way of deepening its knowledge of a situation that requires an active change, as well as to establish links with local actors. In this sense, we are able to call upon an extensive network (with its members as the foundation) of professionals based in different countries, which act as researchers and consultants in their respective fields
The Network is a resource and information centre on the subject. It has an innate capacity for obtaining information, due to the network of contacts that constitute it. In addition, RESDAL expertise in systematising and presenting information in an attractive and dynamic form, transforming information into practical knowledge, enables a greater dissemination platform.
RESDAL produce tools and inputs that are, at the same time, concrete and innovative, and useful for research and decision-making. Our research is presented in publications that stand out for the originality with which they present the sets of issues and information that they cover.
We promote dialogue and the exchanges of experiences between individuals, institutions and regions. We organise regional and international events that bring together government officials, parliamentary representatives, military officials, members of security forces, representatives of international organisations, academics, journalists and civil society organisations, from diverse countries. RESDAL’s proven ability to bring together such people is rooted in its reputation and institutional links.
We bring together experts and practitioners that, from their various positions, provide daily leadership in tackling the obstacles facing them. This characteristic places it a step ahead in dealing with the themes requiring attention in order to advance in the construction of a democratic environment, and through the different actions carried out by the Network these themes are incorporated onto the regional and global agenda and into the existing debates.
We create bridges between sub-regions, bringing the Latin American experience to other zones in the world and working to advance cooperation between developing countries. Our unique character as a regional network in defence and security at the global level further brings the opportunity to share lessons learnt and improve practices in a form that is particularly useful for other regions.
The objective of the different products and actions of the Network is to strengthen the capacity of civil society and state institutions that operate and play an important role in the field of security and defence. At the same time, it promotes the opening of spaces for the training of young professionals, promoting the inclusion of new generations in decision-making processes and debates.
We provide assistance for specific activities at the request of state, regional and international institutions, frequently being called upon by the OAS and the United Nations. We support the growth of academic centres and civil society organisations, involving them in the Network’s activities