Monday 26 November 2018

Advanced Training Course on Security Sector Reform (SSR) - County Kildare, Ireland

The Irish Ministry of Defence will organise a five-day advanced training course on “Security Sector Reform (SSR)”, in County Kildare, Ireland from November 26-30 2018. The course will be carried out in partnership with DCAF/ISSAT.

The course will target senior practitioners and professionals – including civilian, military and police personnel, as well as civil society representatives and professionals from the private sector – who are working closely on issues related to SSR and the specific challenges of violent extremism such as governance, rule of law, police reform, defence reform, justice reform, disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration. The course will also target those involved in programme design, management and implementation, mission conduct and planning and/or in political/ policy dialogue.  

Topics to be addressed will include concept, policy framework and contexts of SSR, governance, justice and defence reform, police, effective advising on SSR as well as cross-cutting issues such as the human rights and gender equality standards.

Indeed, special attention will be paid to the introduction of practical examples through case studies. Interactive co-learning methodologies and simulation exercises that encourage participants to share their own experiences will be used throughout the course.

How to apply

Applications to the course should be completed by sending an up to date CV and short motivational cover letter directly to ISSAT at

The deadline for ISSAT applications to the Irish ASSR course is Thursday, 20 SeptemberConfirmation of an allocated place will be made by Friday, 28 September.    

Pre-Course Requirements

Successful completion of the ISSAT online course Introduction to SSR, available at the following link: Introduction to SSR e-learning as well as the pre-course questionnaire available at the following link: ISSAT Pre-Course Questionnaire.

Additionally reading will be posted in the training space in the following weeks. 

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