French/EU Advanced Level 2 Training on SSR in Lebanon

14/05/2017 - 18/05/2017

The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and the European Union with the support of DCAF/ ISSAT, will conduct an Advanced Level 2 training on SSR in French from 15 to 19 May 2017 in Beirut. The training is aimed at those working directly on SSR support programmes or those supporting SSR through bilateral, regional or multilateral missions in countries where SSR is an important political issue.

Besides the French representatives of the central administration ( MFA, security agencies ) and diverse attachés from Embassies of  Mena area and EU representatives working in the field of security and development, the training will also bring together participants of Lebanese security institutions and others, invited by France, coming from beneficiary countries.

 

Specific objectives for the training include:

•             Refresh participants’ knowledge on the  concepts and characteristics of SSR;

•             Place SSR within the international and national contexts, and explain how the context impacts on the approach to be taken;

•             Build a practical understanding around the key characteristics (1-2-3) of SSR based on debate and discussions,  exercises and case studies;

•             Draw on SSR knowledge to identify key lessons from practical SSR experiences

Mandate outputs / products

-              Increased knowledge on the SSR key processes among practitioners

-              Increased awareness of the inter-connected nature of SSR activities and programmes

Outcome objectives of mandate

One of the main outcomes of the training is to ensure the population of security, defence and governance attachés, acting in diverse regional Embassies have developed their knowledge and performance about governance and security reforms issues, about the new European SSR approach, the SSR French approach.

Other outcome of the training is that the participants from provider countries realize that they share the same values and the same difficulties for the implementation of reforms in the security sector. For representatives of beneficiary countries to have a better understanding of what motivates and characterizes the proposals made to them for the reforms of their institutions.

Start date

14/05/2017

End date

18/05/2017

Summary

Specific Lessons Identified