Netherlands

Netherlands

Joint Donor Middle East Mapping

Germany, Netherlands, Norway , Sweden , UK mandate in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Yemen 01/07/2019 - 30/09/2019

In conflict-prone regions such as the Middle East where conflict trends seem to be cyclical and undermine long-term reform efforts and institution building, security sector reform (SSR) is perceived to be a risky endeavour. However, SSR has been repeatedly anchored in international policy and programming as a prevention tool that aims to build institutional and community resilience. Building legitimate, representative security and justice institutions has been linked to contributing to consolidating peace. As a result, such contexts sometimes witness a surge in SSR programming without shared knowledge of what has been achieved and where are the gaps.

This can lead to duplication of efforts and burdening of national actors. Joint mappings of donor-supported reform programmes should facilitate coordination amongst donors, stronger alignment with national strategies and visions and facilitate a higher contribution to aid effectiveness.

ISSAT will continue to facilitate multi-donor mappings to enable greater coordination in contexts of shared interest by its Governing Board Members and help maximise the overall impact of donor engagement in reforming countries.

ISSAT’s support is requested to conduct a mapping study of SSR programmes ongoing in 4 countries in the Middle East (Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen and Iraq). The mapping will look at security and justice reform programmes including access to justice and legal empowerment. It will also look at emerging thematic area support, including accountability, prevention of violent extremism, migration and other context specific challenges.

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Joint Donor Middle East Mapping

Germany, Netherlands, Norway , Sweden , UK mandate in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Yemen 01/07/2019 - 30/09/2019

In conflict-prone regions such as the Middle East where conflict trends seem to be cyclical and undermine long-term reform efforts and institution building, security sector reform (SSR) is perceived to be a risky endeavour. However, SSR has been repeatedly anchored in international policy and programming as a prevention tool that aims to build institutional and community resilience. Building legitimate, representative security and justice institutions has been linked to contributing to consolidating peace. As a result, such contexts sometimes witness a surge in SSR programming without shared knowledge of what has been achieved and where are the gaps.

This can lead to duplication of efforts and burdening of national actors. Joint mappings of donor-supported reform programmes should facilitate coordination amongst donors, stronger alignment with national strategies and visions and facilitate a higher contribution to aid effectiveness.

ISSAT will continue to facilitate multi-donor mappings to enable greater coordination in contexts of shared interest by its Governing Board Members and help maximise the overall impact of donor engagement in reforming countries.

ISSAT’s support is requested to conduct a mapping study of SSR programmes ongoing in 4 countries in the Middle East (Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen and Iraq). The mapping will look at security and justice reform programmes including access to justice and legal empowerment. It will also look at emerging thematic area support, including accountability, prevention of violent extremism, migration and other context specific challenges.

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Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA) - Workshop on “Changing Nature of Conflicts”, Casablanca (Morocco).

Netherlands, USA mandate in Netherlands, USA 17/06/2019 - 20/05/2019

The Kingdom of the Netherlands supports the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA) and the US Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAFRICA) in the planning and execution of a Workshop on Changing Nature of Conflicts in Casablanca.

 

The 3-day seminar (17-20 June) will focus on changing threats in the region and more specifically on how best to organize and professionalize the various security elements to best meet those threat and the realities of shrinking security/donor budgets.

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Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA) - Workshop on “Changing Nature of Conflicts”, Casablanca (Morocco).

Netherlands, USA mandate in Netherlands, USA 17/06/2019 - 20/05/2019

The Kingdom of the Netherlands supports the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA) and the US Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAFRICA) in the planning and execution of a Workshop on Changing Nature of Conflicts in Casablanca.

 

The 3-day seminar (17-20 June) will focus on changing threats in the region and more specifically on how best to organize and professionalize the various security elements to best meet those threat and the realities of shrinking security/donor budgets.

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SSR & VE course

France, Netherlands mandate in Netherlands 04/02/2019 - 08/02/2019

For 2018 it was foreseen to develop and execute the SSR&VE pilot in the Hague.

The prep phase was done, however due to time constraints within ISSAT the pilot foreseen for 2018 was replaced to 4-8 February 2019.

The costs for this pilot were budgeted at around 30.000 for 2018. During a meeting with Victoria Walker the Dutch MFA requested if we could use that amount in 2019 for the pilot, since it was replaced. Ms. Walker shared with us that this is possible if we write up this new mandate.

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