Bangladesh

Bangladesh

BIPSOT Level 1 Basic SSR Course

Denmark mandate in Bangladesh 19/08/2018 - 20/12/2018

This course aimed to support the continued development of Security Sector Reform awareness and understanding for Bangladeshi Officers deploying into UN Peace Support Operations (SSR-PSO).

The programme took place from 13-15 November 2018 at the Bangladesh Institute for Peace Support Operations Training (BIPSOT), near Dhakar. The main objective of the course was to enhance participants’ knowledge, competence and confidence in applying SSR processes in order to improve their effectiveness when deployed to UN missions.

The training brought together approximately 30 participants with an inclusive mix of military, police and civilian backgrounds from across the region and who were currently engaged in, or plan to be engaged in international peace support operations. Not only the course laid the foundations for understanding SSR in the context of Peace Support Operations, but it also covered topics such as the international policy framework for SSR, conflict mapping, DDR 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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SSR/PSO Training BIPSOT

Norway mandate in Bangladesh 18/08/2015 - 20/08/2015

The 3-day training will focus on the fundamentals of SSR including key characteristics, actors and the international policy framework. It will also focus on SSR in post-conflict contexts and linkages with peace support operations. Cross-cutting issues such as gender, governance and coordination will also be addressed. 

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