This week Stabilisation Unit has welcomed our new colleagues to the unit. From 1 April NSGI will sit within SU governance and financial arrangements, but will retain its own identity and branding.
Previously based with the Defence Academy, NSGI is a cross-cutting civil service unit supported and governed by the Department for International Development, Ministry of Defence, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Cabinet Office. Similar to SU, its purpose is to support the UK government’s international priorities on building stability overseas and engagement in fragile states.
NSGI provides advisory support, mainly at the centre of government at ministry level. There are currently six advisers who work to scope out needs and understand the context in priority countries as requests come in from parent department. NSGI also supports capacity building projects funded by recipient governments and multilateral donors as well as UK government programmes, and work on programmes with short and long term expert inputs from UK civil servants and associates.