The office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) promotes the mission and interests of USIP by broadening, building, and strengthening engagement with U.S. military and civilian government agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), key intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), and other partners. IGA’s mission is to support USIP leadership, programs, and staff by planning and executing outreach strategies to engage senior USG, NGO, and IGO leaders and other working level counterparts that help lead to sustainable partnerships that advance USIP’s mission to increase national and international capacity to prevent and manage violent conflict.
As part of its mission, USIP Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA), directed by Marcia Wong, plays an active role in the development and advancement of USIP Civilian-Military Relations activities as a principal means to manage international conflict and respond to humanitarian crises. USIP embodies a “whole of society”/“whole of community” approach throughout all facets of its work, actively engaging and convening a wide range of actors in the U.S. military and the broader U.S. government interagency, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), as well as key intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and foreign partners through training, research and analysis, and on the ground work.
Highlights of USIP’s work in this area include:
Civ-Mil Working Group (CMWG)
Integrated Education and Training Working Group (IETWG)
Interagency Professionals in Residence (IPR) Program