Training Courses

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Training Offer

Course on Security and Justice Governance and Reform (SJGR)

This course aims to provide participants with knowledge and practical tools on SSG/R and justice. It touches upon the holistic nature of SSG/R with a focus on both people-centered and state-centered security and justice provision in fragile and development contexts. In order to focus on engagement and practical application, the course introduces tools related to the programme cycle and builds on DCAF-ISSAT’s operational experience.

Course on SSG/R’s Contribution to Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE)

ISSAT’s course on SSG/R and PVE enables participants  to better understand the drivers ­ including root causes and triggers ­- of violent extremism in contexts of fragility and development. It includes a strong component on the security and development nexus and covers human security, access to justice and community violence reduction (CVR). It emphasizes the need to adopt a holistic approach to SSG/R.

Upcoming courses:

Residential course on SSG/R Contribution to Preventing Violent Extremism in Tunisia 

June 6 - 10 2022

Course on Effective Advising Capacities for Strategic Security and Justice Sector Reform Advisors

The target audience of this course are international experts advising on SSG/R processes in peacebuilding contexts, countries emerging from violence and undergoing social, political and institutional transformation. It provides participants with tools to analyse their own advisory roles and capacities, to better understand their contexts of operation, and apply key frameworks of capacity development, change and inclusive governance in their work. The course will be facilitated by a team of five experts in effective advising in the Iraqi context and will make use of highly developed blended learning techniques to make the most of the virtual learning environment.


Making the Difference in Peacebuilding, Security and Development - RBM and Beyond

The course, jointly delivered by DCAF-ISSAT, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and the organisation “Small Arms Survey”, consists of instruction in essential tools and techniques, current lessons from the field (case studies), guidance from experts, and hands-on practice developing skills for peace, security and development programmes. It is designed to build the skills of practitioners who already work in results-based management, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning in the fields of peacebuilding, security and development.

 Upcoming courses:

Making the Difference in Peace, Security and Development – Results Based Management and Beyond 2022

  • 27 June - 01 July 2022 (Virtual)
  • More information and registration (deadline: 1 May) here.

International Police Advisors Masterclass (IPAM)

This course is jointly organized by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) of Canada, the United Kingdom College of Policing, the National Police Force of the Netherlands, the Norwegian Police University College, and the German Police University. The course is aimed at experienced senior police personnel from the five countries, along with invited senior police officers from other countries and multilateral organisations. The course aims to enhance participants’ effectiveness in the role of senior strategic police advisor to international police reform initiatives, through exposure to experienced actors in the field of police reform or security sector reform.

Upcoming courses:

International Police Advisors Masterclass 2021

  • Beginning - Mid 2022 TBC (Münster)

Operationalising Gender – Workshop for Police Instructors

This course has been designed to equip Danish Police Instructors with knowledge and practical tools to improve overall skills in operationalising gender into all aspects of their international training. The course will also deliver training on women's critical role in the prevention of conflicts, peace negotiations, peacebuilding, peacekeeping, humanitarian response, and post-conflict reconstruction. Another critical area of focus of this training is to identify ways that Danish Trainers can ensure that the training and facilitation they deliver upon deployments promotes an increase in women's participation in these crucial processes.


Other Courses

ISSAT experts also provide inputs to a number of trainings organized by its Governing Board Members and other institutions. If you wish to organize a training or request training inputs on SSG/R, please get in touch with  

Upcoming courses

ESDC Core Course on Security Sector Reform (SSR)