SSG/R Contribution to Preventing Violent Extremism

Course info

Course Description

This course provides participants with knowledge and practical tools to better understand the drivers (root causes and triggers) of violent extremism in contexts of fragility. It includes a strong component on the security and development nexus and covers dimensions related to human security, access to justice and community violence reduction (CVR). It also touches upon the holistic nature of SSG/R, including sessions on policing, national security strategy, relations with the media and strategic communication in contexts of VE.
The course was developed acknowledging that significant improvements must be made in prioritising interventions that address the structural causes and aggravating factors that create insecurity, marginalisation, and grievances. It is in this context that the crucial role of SSG/R becomes most apparent.

Learning methodology

The course will use interactive and peer-learning activities while adopting a problem-solving approach through a series of case studies, hands-on practical exercises, simulations and group activities to help participants understand the challenges related to SSG/R in practice. An inductive approach is used in every session of the course in order to place participants at the centre of the training.

Benefits of attending

The course will enable you to:

  • Understand the drivers (root causes and triggers) of violent extremism within the context of conflict and fragility.
  • Identify and prioritise the drivers which can be managed and mitigated through SSG in the short and long term.
  • Explore and apply options for change in improving security and justice service delivery.
  • Enhance individual and collective competence in applying integrated thinking on SSG/R contribution to address violent extremism.

Who should attend

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 SSG/R and violent extremism such as governance, rule of law, police reform, defence reform, justice reform, disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration. The course also targets those involved in programme design, management and implementation, mission planning and delivery and/or in political/policy dialogues.

DCAF-ISSAT is commited to selecting diverse participants in terms of professional and organisational background, age and nationality, as well as gender balance.

For further details about the course or customized solutions, please contact:
E-mail: training@issat.dcaf.ch

Monday 04 February 2019

Security Sector Reform (SSR) contribution to preventing and countering Violent Extremism (VE) - The Hague, the Netherlands

The 5-day training course on SSR-VE includes a strong component on the prevention of VE and covers dimensions related to human security, peacebuilding and the engagement of local communities. It also touches upon holistic, human and psychosocial dynamics of the security and justice sectors, at state and non-state levels. Moreover, the course provides a broad perspective on the drivers of VE in order to address the issues of state and community resilience and of the impact of prevention programmes.

 

Course objectives

The course aims to develop a network of professionals able to implement SSR processes that incorporate components to help prevent and counter the root causes of violent extremism; as well as of practitioners working on P/CVE which are able to understand and integrate the contribution of SSR within VE prevention efforts.

 

Course learning outcomes

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the existing relation between security and development concepts.
  • Identify the drivers of violent extremism related to security sector governance and reform.
  • Apply the different components of SSR, including justice, police and defence sectors reform as well as their interrelation, as part of P/CVE programmes.

Target audience

 

The target audience consists of professionals from diverse backgrounds at different levels. Priority will be given to the personnel from Governing Board members working on policy and programming (bilateral donor assistance and/or multilateral organisations) given the urgent need to meet the learning requirements of a number of policy officials in different donor’ countries. Nevertheless, the importance of also including participants originating from national partners from different regions has been raised by some mandators given specific context and knowledge needs, as well as contributions to cementing partnerships. Personnel from national partners would primarily include high-level defence and security officials.

 

In general terms, 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 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 planning and delivery and/or in political/ policy dialogues.

The organisers’ intention is to select a diverse group of participants in terms of professional and organisational background, age and nationality, as well as gender balance.

 

Learning methodology

The course will use interactive and peer-learning activities while adopting a problem-solving approach through a series of case studies, hands-on practical exercises, simulations and group activities to help participants understand the challenges related to SSR in practice. An inductive approach is used in every session of the course in order to place participants at the centre of the training.

Training Event

Monday 21 January 2019

Contribution de la RSS à la prévention et à la lutte contre l'extrémisme violent

La formation de 5 jours RSS-EV intègre une forte composante liée à la prévention de l’EV et inclut des dimensions liées à la sécurité humaine, à la consolidation de la paix et à l’engagement des communautés locales. Elle aborde également les dynamiques holistiques, humaines et psycho-sociales des secteurs de la sécurité et de la justice, aux niveaux étatique et non-étatique. La formation fournit aussi une perspective plus large quant aux facteurs pouvant contribuer à l’EV afin d’aborder la question de la résilience de l’Etat et des différentes communautés ainsi que de l’impact des programmes de prévention.

Objectif de la formation

La formation a pour objectif de développer un réseau de professionnels en capacité de mettre en œuvre des processus de RSS contribuant à prévenir et à lutter contre l’extrémisme violent tout en permettant aux spécialistes de la prévention et de la lutte contre l’extrémisme violent d’intégrer dans leur pratique professionnelle l’importance des processus de RSS.

Objectifs d’apprentissage (généraux)

En fin de formation, les participants seront être en capacité :

  • D’analyser la relation existant entre les concepts de sécurité et de développement,
  • De connaitre les facteurs pouvant contribuer à l’extrémisme violent en lien avec la gouvernance et la Réforme du Secteur de la Sécurité (RSS),
  • D’appliquer les différentes composantes de la RSS, incluant les réformes des secteurs de la justice, de la police et de la défense ainsi que de leurs interrelations, à des programmes de prévention et de lutte contre l’EV.

Approche pédagogique

La formation de 5 jours est basée sur une alternance d’études de cas, de renforcement théorique, de jeux de rôles et d’approfondissement personnel. Les partages d’expériences et les échanges entre les participants et les formateurs sont également largement favorisés au cours de la formation. De même, une démarche inductive est privilégiée au sein de chaque session afin de placer les participants au cœur de la mise en œuvre de la formation.

Training Event