Advanced Training Course on Security Sector Reform (SSR) in Canada

12/06/2018 - 14/06/2018

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At the end of the training participants will be able to:

  • Build a practical understanding around the concept and key characteristics (1-2-3) of SSR, based on debate and discussions, exercises and case studies;
  • Enhance skills required for effective and sustainable support to SSR programmes;
  • Examine various aspects of SSR including justice, police, correctional, intelligence and defence reform and the interlinkages between these components;
  • Applying systemic and human-rights-based approaches to SSR in order to account for the impact of SSR on the political economy of a country and civil society.
  • Identify key lessons and latest trends from practical SSR experiences to include considering the key components of Canada’s SSR Guidelines and referencing;
  • Engage in dialogue and experience sharing with fellow participants, facilitators and external experts.
  • Consideration of the wider implications of cross-sector justice and SSR design can help with conflict prevention for the state, society and citizen.

Mandate outputs / products

  • A detailed course agenda;
  • A case study;
  • Pre-requisite reading or viewing material;
  • Required training materials;
  • 3-days of training on security sector reform for 25-30 participants; and
  • A brief report summarizing evaluations and suggestions for future changes or training.

Intended immediate outcomes of mandate

The mandate entails a pre-course and end-course questionnaire along with a final report on the overall response of participants to the course. From this report a conclusion will be drawn on the overall success of the training and would hence generate further ideas, strategies and approaches on how the course can be better improved in the future. 

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