The Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs will organise an introductory training on Security Sector Reform. The SSR training will take place in Bratislava, Slovakia from 8-9 June 2017. It will be carried out in collaboration with the International Security Sector Advisory Team of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF/ ISSAT).The course aims to build both SSR knowledge and skills. Through an interactive and practical training approach, this course will help participants to:
- Better understand the concept and evolution of SSR, including actors, concepts and principles;
- Understand the political nature of SSR and the challenges faced when 'supporting' SSR processes in conflict affected or fragile states;
- Develop the basic skills required to undertake SSR programming; and
- Use concrete cases to build on lessons learned and apply concepts to practice.
This is a closed training, therefore NO APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED.
I have previously worked as a Governance Advisor for the European Union Delegation in Lesotho. Within my portfolio I was responsible for political relations, human rights and public diplomacy. Additionally, I was also project manager for the Strengthening the Lesotho Justice Sector project, Integrated Financial Management and Information System project, Capacity Building in Economic Planning Phase II project and Technical Cooperation Facility project.
I have also worked as an Advisor to the Slovenian Permanent Representation to the UN in NY during their Presidency of the European Union. In this function, I was responsible for issues related to peacebuilding, security sector reform, non-proliferation, and anti-terrorism. In this regard, most of my work centered around the issues that were debated at the UN Security Council and UN Peacebuilding Commission.
Lastly, I have also held internships at the Slovak Permanent Representation at the UN during their respective tenure on the UN Security Council - where I covered issues related to peacebuilding and security sector reform - and in NATO, where I worked on public diplomacy.
I hold a M.Litt in International Security from the University of St Andrews and a Honours BsC in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario.