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.
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.
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.
The German government has initiated a consultation process in preparation for its new inter-agency guidelines on crisis engagement and peacebuilding. As part of this consultation process, the collaborative research centre (SFB 700) "Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood" at the Freie Universität Berlin will bring together experts from civil society, academia, practice and policy for a debate on how to improve Germany’s future engagement in supporting security and justice sector reforms in view of the inherent challenges of state-building.
ISSAT has been invited to provide input for a working group on how to locate the 'line of best fit' for supporting effective and legitimate security and justice sectors, and to be a resource person for this working group.
The sensitisation SSR course is designed for policymakers and practitioners who are working in the field of security and justice reform to build both SSR knowledge and skills. The objective of this course is to provide participants with a solid introduction to the concept, policy framework and international good practice of security and justice reform through its practical and exercised-based collaborative learning methodology. The course provides an overview of the various dimensions of SSR and emphasises the importance of adopting a holistic and context-specific approach when working in transitional, fragile and/or post-conflict contexts. The course also discusses key issues such as gender, coordination and SSR programming. The course provides the necessary foundations for subsequent trainings.