E-Learning

DCAF/ISSAT has developed a series of online courses that are available to professionals currently working on, or interested in, Security Sector Reform and/or related topics in the areas of security, defence, police, justice, conflict management and peace support operations. All courses include additional resource materials such as policy papers and documents, videos, podcasts and/or simulations aimed at providing participants with practical knowledge on the subject. Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of each course.

Developed in collaboration with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), this course provides participants with an understanding and overview of SSR, its key principles, actors and contexts within which SSR takes place. Drawing on insights from experienced practitioners, the course provides participants with a solid introduction to international good practice, including both the political and technical aspects of SSR, and the importance of adopting a holistic approach. It underlines the main skills required to support SSR and provides the necessary foundations for subsequent courses conducted by DCAF/ISSAT and its partners.

Target audience: Designers of field initiatives, managers of country programmes and current/ future advisors who will be deployed outside their country of origin.

Duration: 3 hours

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Developed in collaboration with the United States Institute for Peace (USIP), this course will help participants to develop skills as an effective advisor by providing practical recommendations and guidance on issues such as understanding the role of an advisor, working with local actors and functioning in complex environments. The course also includes a simulation exercise that recreates the various stages of an advisory function.

Target audience: Designers of field initiatives, managers of country programmes and current/ future advisors who will be deployed outside their country of origin.

Duration: 3-5 hours.

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Introduction to Security Sector Reform

Target audience

Individuals and groups interested in or working on SSR.

Duration
3 hours

Police Integrity

Target audience

Police management and leadership

Duration
2-3 hours

Policing and Police Reform in Complex Environments

Target audience

Those who are currently engaged in, or plan to be engaged in, Police Reform or related processes in international or national settings. 

Duration
5-6 hours.