The Dutch National Defence Academy will conduct an “Advanced Training on Security Sector Reform (SSR)” from 13-15 June 2017 in Breda, the Netherlands. This three-day intensive residential course will be carried out in collaboration with the International Security Sector Advisory Team (ISSAT) of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). Through a combination of practical, hands-on exercises, this advanced course will aim to enhance the skills, capacity and strategic thinking of participants on SSR principles through the sharing of views and experiences in SSR trends and practice. It will highlight issues such as the principles and characteristics of SSR, enhancing governance and oversight of security and justice institutions, the linkages between justice and police reform and the development of national security strategies and examine the. military role on SSR as well as SSR implications for defence engagement.
Thammy Evans is the Deputy Head of the International Security Sector Advisory Team.
She joined ISSAT in 2012, and initially worked in Knowledge Services, and later became ISSAT's Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator. She continues to focus on liaison between ISSAT and its Members to understand their priorities in security and justice sector reform and so harness the assets of all ISSAT's services to meet Members’ needs. As an SSR practitioner and advisor, her main area of work is in defence reform and governance, and notably on the military contribution to security and justice sector reform. She also advises donors and multilaterals on policy and strategy development for SSR support to third countries; and presents and lectures regularly on a variety of security and justice topics.
Prior to joining ISSAT, Thammy was Political Advisor to the Senior Military Representative of NATO HQ Skopje as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia undertook deep reforms to join NATO and the EU. She has served as an officer in the British Army and worked for the UK Ministry of Defence variously on the Balkans desk, vision and strategy development, and on partner capacity building. Her early career provided a foundation in public relations and international qualitative market research in the private and public sector, as well as business development harnessing systems thinking and resource efficiency.
A graduate in Chinese and German Studies from the University of Leeds, UK, she holds a Master’s of Science in Conflict Studies from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. She has a certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership from the UK's Chartered Management Institute, and has authored on China, the Balkans, security capacity building, and resource efficiency. She also speaks varying degrees of French, German, Serbo-Croat and Mandarin.
Marc Caron is ISSAT Senior Expert at DCAF. He is a member of the ISSAT Roster. Until May 2011 he was also the Deputy Head for ISSAT.
Marc served 35 years in the Canadian Forces, culminating in the top position of Commander of the Army with the rank of Lieutenant-General. In that position, at the strategic level of the Canadian Forces and the Department of National Defense, he contributed to the achievements of these organizations during one of the most important periods in recent times of operational commitment and transformation. Since his retirement he has served as international civil servant with the UN. Until recently he was the Special Advisor on Security Sector Reform to the Special Representative of the Security General of the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC).
Marc holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Ottawa, a Masters in Military Studies from the UK Royal Military College of Science and a Masters in Security Studies from the US Army War CollegeHe is currently in Guinea Conakry as an adviser to the government on SSR.
Involved in humanitarian action since 1994, mainly with the ICRC in conflict areas. Trainer and coach of teams in the protection field: protection of civilians and protection of human rights
Jonathan Marley is a serving officer with the Irish Defence Forces and a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics where his research focuses on International Organisations policies in post-conflict territories with a particular emphasis on implementation strategies. In addition he is currently writing on UN peacekeeping reform for the Centre of International Cooperation, New York University and recently presented a paper on military reform in the Western Balkans at the Belgrade Security Forum. He is also a member of the International Institute for Humanitarian Law (San Remo), Working Group on Private Military Security Companies. During his military career he served with NATO in Kosovo in 2004 and 2007 and was a member of the Irish Defence Force's EUFOR Tchad/RCA Operational Planning Team in 2007/08. As a Staff Officer in the Directorate of Operations, Defence Forces HQ, he was responsible for policy development and co-ordinating engagement with NATO and the EDA while also serving as a military advisor on the National Security Authority. Most recently he served as Aide de Camp to the Head of Mission/Force Commander of UNIFIL in south Lebanon.