Training on Justice and Security Sector Reform

19/10/2015 - 23/10/2015

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The training will bring together approximately 40-45 participants representing the Norwegian criminal justice chain, as well as new and experienced experts, including police officers. Participants and speakers from other Norwegian agencies and ministries such as the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will also be invited.

The primary focus of the training will be the criminal justice chain, including police and justice reform and their linkages to other processes. Key topics covered during this training will include the fundamentals of the Justice and Security Sector Reform (JSSR), the adoption of a gender-sensitive approach to JSSR, JSSR programming and effective advising.


Concrete case studies and interactive co-learning methodologies that encourage participants to share their own experiences will be used throughout the course.

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Mandate outputs / products

  • Enhanced knowledge and skills on JSSR amongst the Norwegian justice sector;
  • Increased awareness of the inter-connected nature of JSSR activities and programmes, particularly in relation to the criminal justice chain;

Outcome objectives of mandate

The Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security will organise a training on JSSR, in Oslo from 19-23 October 2015. The course will be carried out in partnership with DCAF/ISSAT.

The training is primarily aimed at those who are currently working on or plan to work on JSSR and/ or related issues such as governance, rule of law, police reform or justice reform. The course also targets those involved in programming, planning and/ or policy dialogue. The course will primarily aim at strengthening participants’ knowledge and understanding on JSSR and encouraging a holistic approach to JSSR programmes within bilateral, multilateral or regional framework.

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