Monday 05 February 2018

Mainstreaming Gender in UN Peacekeeping Operations to End Combat-Related Sexual Violence (CSRV)

DCAF-ISSAT was requested to present at a training course in Delhi organised by UN Women in partnership with the United Services Institution of India. DCAF-ISSAT’s contribution consisted of two presentations on:

  • Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (CRSV); and,
  • Early Warning Signs and Threat Analysis.

 as well as a wrap up of the course learning.

The course is designed to improve UN peacekeepers’ ability to address CRSV by familiarising peacekeepers with the concept and policy of CRSV, clarify roles and responsibilities for peacekeepers and the international community as well as host nation forces, and equip them with tools and mechanisms to proactively address and prevent CRSV in their operational environment.

The course received support (including resources for conducting the course and/or travel support for instructors/ participants) from the following member states: Norway, Switzerland, UK, Sweden, Canada, and Japan.

Training in CRSV is part of building security capacity in the UN's approach to Protection of Civilians and peacekeeping more broadly, as well as looking at skills and sustainable structure transfer to host forces. The visit also opens up a first opportunity for DCAF-ISSAT to engage with the  United Service Institution of India, as well as potentially with the Centre for UN Peacekeeping (CUNPK) as part of ISSAT's Peacekeeping Training Centre outreach.

Training Event

Thursday 30 April 2015

Swiss Introductory Course on Peace Support Operations (PSO-SSR)

The PSO-SSR Introductory courses (ICPSO) seek to develop key skills and competencies for future field deployment in Peace Support Operations. The main topics to be delivered as part of the course focus on the concept and principles of SSR, the linkages with PSO, SSR in post-conflict contexts, DDR & SSR, PSO, SSR & stabilisation and Governance & SSR. 

DCAF/ISSAT will facilitate a briefing on peace support operations and security sector reform. 

Training Event

Monday 10 November 2014

Advanced Course on SSR

The Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport, in cooperation with the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, will organise an advanced training course on “Security Sector Reform (SSR)”, in Stans, Switzerland, from 10-14 November 2014. The course will be carried out in partnership with DCAF/ISSAT.

How to apply

If you are interested in this training, please return completed registration form to the organisers at rmk.astab@vtg.admin.ch. The registration form can be found under the Documents tab.

Application deadline

31 July 2014

Practical information

There is no course fee. Meals and accommodation are provided free of charge. 


Successful completion of the ISSAT online course Introduction to SSR, available here.

More information and the registration form can be found under the Documents tab. Additional questions can be asked under the Contact tab or by contacting the ISSAT training team, training@issat.dcaf.ch.

Training Event

Monday 26 November 2012

Advanced Course on SSR

To access additional information on the SWISSINT webpage, click here.

Training Event

Monday 17 October 2011

Advanced Course on SSR

Training Event