13 Feb - 14 Feb 2018: ISSAT conducted a one day of training on SSR as part of the German General Staff Course on operational-level planning and leadership. The course aimed at preparing the students to perform roles and responsibilities as planners on the operational level.
DCAF-ISSAT was mandated by ZiF to support the Rule of Law Toolbox for Crisis Management and Peace Operations: Concepts, Practices and Trends training in Berlin by facilitating 3 sessions on 2 December. By the end of the training, participants were expected to be able to:
1. Diagnose the Rule of Law Problem (how to conduct assessments);
2. Design responses to the Rule of Law problem (how to design strategies); and,
3. Establish general introduction to SSR.
The course is designed for mid-career or mid-management level professionals with national or international field or mission experience in the area of rule of law assistance in conflict-affected contexts. Participants will come from a range of geographical regions and international organizations including the EU, OSCE, UN, AU und LAS, and have specific expertise in rule of law or other related fields.
ISSAT and UNDP have established a partnership, since 2016 and until 2020, to jointly work towards establishing a coherent evidence base for Rule of Law programming. Through the roll-out of a wide, country-level evaluation process, the aim is to establish a lesson learning system to ensure that innovative practices, niches of good practice, examples of potential impact and shared challenges are systematically collected, analysed and fed into the programming process. The evaluations follow a uniformed methodology, albeit adapted to country contexts, and critically assess the project’s implementation and monitoring efforts and/or the country office’s broader rule of law efforts.
UNDP has requested that DCAF-ISSAT evaluate the 2015-2017 phase of the Jordan country programme “Community Security and Access to Justice” as part of this series of evaluations. This evaluation will build upon the evidence base developed in the first evaluation of this series, of the Guinea-Bissau programme. It will start the process of understanding the range of UNDP activities occurring under the Global Programme, and thus contribute to the development of the strategic guidance on result reporting and monitoring at the global level (the mandate will also include the extraction of findings from the Jordan evaluation to feed into the strategic monitoring framework).
31 Jan and 1 Feb 2017: Conduct two days of training on SSR as part of the German General Staff Course (OF3 level - majors) on operational-level planning and leadership. The course will prepare the students to perform roles and responsibilities as planners on the operational level. They will thus be able to fulfill their specific duties in the upcoming exercises at the College against the background of the CERASIA scenario.
- 16 February 2017: Receive the annual visit from the Staff College to DCAF. Up to 15 OF3 will take part in the visit to International Geneva.