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Global Retreat on UNHCR’s Engagement with the World Bank Group and Development Partners

mandate in UN 12/02/2019 - 14/02/2019

UNHCR organizes an annual workshop for its development partnerships officers, which this year will take place on 13 and 14 February. ISSAT is requested to support through delivery of a key note speech at the session dedicated to ‘Leveraging development partners for engagement with National Governments’. The engaging Government session aims at promoting new thinking for UNHCR staff on how to engage refugee protection agencies (often security institutions) and work with them towards more comprehensive refugee responses in which other institutions (ministries of education, health etc.) increase their role in refugee protection matters. This requires significant cultural change on both the side of UNHCR as well as the side of the national institutions. We would like DCAF-ISSAT to launch the session highlighting experience and lessons from security sector reform processes, notably from their experience of support to their Governing Board Members in Guinea-Bissau and Madagascar. 

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Project Evaluation of UNDP Colombia Country Programme (2015 – 2019)

UN mandate in Colombia 01/07/2018 - 15/10/2018

UNDP's Rule of Law, Justice, Security and Human Rights Unit requested ISSAT in 2018 to conduct the fourth evaluation of their Colombia country evaluation series. This included development of strategic monitoring guidelines for UNDP’s Global Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights for Sustaining Peace and Fostering Development. 

ISSAT is supporting the Global Programme to achieve its planned results by conducting a series of evaluations that will build an evidence base for the range of interventions conducted under the Global Programme, allow tracking in country progress and help identify good practices from specific implementations, which can then be disseminated and potentially enrich programmes in different countries/ regions. 

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Meeting of the Heads of Justice and Corrections Components of UN Peace Operations (Meeting), in New York

mandate in UN 05/05/2018 - 11/05/2018

The objective of the Meeting is twofold: (1) to serve as a forum for the heads of justice and corrections to take stock of strategic and operational developments and to exchange best practices on strengthening the impact of justice and corrections components; and (2) to offer senior field personnel, Member States, Headquarters counterparts, and United Nations partners a platform to explore emerging priorities in the rule of law sector and to share views on how justice and corrections components contribute to conflict prevention and peace sustainment in line with the Secretary-General’s vision.

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Follow-up training input to BIPSOT introductory SSR course

Switzerland mandate in Bangladesh, UN 01/11/2017 - 30/11/2017

This will be the second DCAF-ISSAT SSR training engagement with the Bangladesh Institute for Peace Support Operations Training (BIPSOT), near Dhaka, the first having taken place in 2015. ISSAT's role is to support the continued development of SSR awareness and understanding for Bangladeshi Officers deploying into UN Peace Support Operations (SSR-PSO).

The primary training objective of the course will be to enhance participants’ knowledge, competence and confidence in understanding SSR in order to enhance both their operational effectiveness and performance when deployed on UN missions. The secondary objective will be to work with the BIPSOT educational team in further developing their BIPSOT trainers’ capacity to independently design and deliver SSR trainings in the future, in particular, to pave the way for potentially running their first Advanced SSR programme in 2018 with ISSAT assistance, and eventually to run their own advanced SSR course independently.

Specifically, the course brings together approximately 30 participants with an inclusive mix of military, police and civilian backgrounds from across the region and who are currently engaged in, or plan to be engaged in international peace support operations. Not only will the course provide the foundations for understanding SSR in the context of Peace Support Operations, but it will also cover topics such as the international policy framework for SSR, conflict mapping, reintegration of combatants, and cross-cutting issues such as gender, governance and coordination.

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Follow-up training input to BIPSOT introductory SSR course

Switzerland mandate in Bangladesh, UN 01/11/2017 - 30/11/2017

This will be the second DCAF-ISSAT SSR training engagement with the Bangladesh Institute for Peace Support Operations Training (BIPSOT), near Dhaka, the first having taken place in 2015. ISSAT's role is to support the continued development of SSR awareness and understanding for Bangladeshi Officers deploying into UN Peace Support Operations (SSR-PSO).

The primary training objective of the course will be to enhance participants’ knowledge, competence and confidence in understanding SSR in order to enhance both their operational effectiveness and performance when deployed on UN missions. The secondary objective will be to work with the BIPSOT educational team in further developing their BIPSOT trainers’ capacity to independently design and deliver SSR trainings in the future, in particular, to pave the way for potentially running their first Advanced SSR programme in 2018 with ISSAT assistance, and eventually to run their own advanced SSR course independently.

Specifically, the course brings together approximately 30 participants with an inclusive mix of military, police and civilian backgrounds from across the region and who are currently engaged in, or plan to be engaged in international peace support operations. Not only will the course provide the foundations for understanding SSR in the context of Peace Support Operations, but it will also cover topics such as the international policy framework for SSR, conflict mapping, reintegration of combatants, and cross-cutting issues such as gender, governance and coordination.

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