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.
Mandate outputs / products
- Revision and tailoring of Introduction to SSR course, building on previous 2015 pilot course.
- Demonstrate facilitation of 3-day introductory course
After action review of lessons identified for progression to next stage of BIPSOT delivery.
Intended immediate outcomes of mandate
Individual (participant) specific
- Increased knowledge and understanding of the key processes and context of SSR
- Increased awareness of the inter-connected nature of SSR activities in a PSO environment and principles of engagement to be realised through shared views and experiences in SSR trends and practice, which collectively, will help contribute to enhancing the effectiveness of their operational work and professional performance.
- Improved understanding, capability and capacity to deliver SSR training, via course planning, trainer development and training policy and scheduling
- Incorporated SSR specific learning objectives into long term training delivery plan