ISSAT has been requested by the Irish Defence Forces to support a workshop which aims at evaluating the role of the Defence Forces in supporting SSR and at considering future options for the Defence Forces and its national partners.
This workshop is organised in response to the recent adoption by the UN General Assembly of UNSCR 2151 on the national ownership of SSR processes, and the ongoing contribution of the Irish Defence Forces personnel to SSR programmes in Kosovo (KFOR), Mali (EUTM) and Uganda (EUTM Somalia).
In keeping with the principles of SSR, the workshop is structured to capture perspectives from across the SSR spectrum and therefore bring together civilian and military practitioners and analysts with experience of governance, rule of law, police reform, defence reform, justice reform, disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration from across the Irish government.
Support will be provided through a sensitisation on SSR as part of the induction training for the core team in Brussels prior to their deployment and backstopping for the deployment of the core team in Bamako during the development of the CONOPS.
Backstopping will be carried out in response to specific demands from EUCAP SAHEL MALI and/or the External Action Service Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC), including providing key lessons, examples and tools, as well as facilitating greater contact between the mission and ISSAT’s Governing Board and partners in country.