In April 2019, the African Security Sector Network (ASSN) launched its Strategy for 2019 - 2022 with key objectives on providing technical support to policy development and implementation; strengthening communication and advocacy; extensive training and capacity building; developing academic and policy-oriented research, and strengthening the network of ASSN experts to deliver on the objectives.
For full access to the document, ASSN Strategy 2019 - 2022, kindly follow the link.
Peacebuilding needs to come full circle back to its origins. In the early 1990s, when the developed world was becoming overwhelmed with a backlog of failed peace negotiations in the wake of the end of the Cold War, it was clear that without the consolidation of peace within a country, externally-driven, negotiated peace agreements could not deliver conflicted societies from the grip of violence and destruction. The concept of peacebuilding arose out of a recognition that from within a society, structures needed to be identified and supported that would strengthen and solidify peace.
This article explains how external actors must reconsider their support so that peace is built from within society, ensuring that these efforts are locally owned, in line with the fundamental tenants of peacebuilding.
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In line with its commitment to learning, ISSAT initiated an independent evaluation in 2018 to understand what it has achieved over the last 10 years, what lessons could be drawn from that experience, and how it could improve. We are pleased to share the final report, the results of which will feed into the development of ISSAT’s new 4-year strategy, which is being carried out within the framework of the development of DCAF’s strategy for 2020-2023.
Kindly download the PDF document below for the full report and annexes.
For soldiers to be able to limit their own potential for violence to the necessary level when under extreme strain, psychological stability and, to use the Bundeswehr’s term, "mental fitness" are indispensable. This article argues that the Federal Government’s SSR strategy should incorporate capacity building for preventive stress management.
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