11/01/2011 - 13/01/2011
DCAF/ISSAT conducted Introductory Security Sector Reform (SSR) Training Course from 11 – 13 January 2011, in Paris, France, hosted by the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.
Participants from different backgrounds (e.g. Defence, Foreign Affairs, and Justice) were present at the course. They were particularly from middle management or desk-officer level with special responsibilities on SSR issues.
The main objective of the training was to offer an overview of key SSR policies, principles and actors. The course also dealt with the highly political nature of SSR, highlighting some of its key challenges on the ground and proposing some solutions.
Key topics covered included: introduction to SSR policies, principles and actors; SSR in different contexts; who’s who in the security sector; oversight and accountability; coordinating SSR programmes, the various steps in the programme cycle, etc;
|Assessment||Programme Design||Implementation||Monitoring and Evaluation|
|Which part of the programme cycle will the mandate team be supporting? Note: Implementation includes coaching, advising, training and other capacity building activities in support of the implementation phase of a programme.|
The course aimed at developing the French SSR practitioners' knowledge, sensitivity and expertise in SSR concepts and tools. In addition to increased SSR capacity within French Government Departments, the intervention had for objective, providing entry-points for discussion on a whole-of-government approach to SSR, identifying challenges and capacity gaps.