Suisse

Suisse

Follow-up training input to BIPSOT introductory SSR course

Suisse 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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Follow-up training input to BIPSOT introductory SSR course

Suisse 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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Support to EU in The Gambia

Suisse mandate in Gambia 08/10/2017 - 31/01/2018

In October 2017, the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs mandated DCAF-ISSAT to support multilateral organisations in launching international support to SSR in The Gambia. Consequently, a DCAF-ISSAT Senior Advisor was deployed to the Gambia for a 2-week mission to backstop the EU Delegation in supporting the drafting of the SSR General Assessment by the Gambian Technical Working Group, in coordination with the UN and ECOWAS. This Assessment was finalised in December 2017 as a first output of the national SSR process. In the course of this deployment, DCAF-ISSAT liaised with the WB team conducting a PER of the Security Sector. As a follow-up, the Swiss authorised DCAF-ISSAT to deploy for a second mission in February 2018 to assist the EU and the WB on how to increase international donors’ leverage and effectiveness in promoting a sustainable Security Sector.

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Facilitate UNHCR workshop on Rule of Law

UN mandate in Suisse 21/11/2016 - 22/11/2016

In its ambition to pursue solutions for refugees and other people of concern (PoC), the UNHCR recognises that it must have an understanding of the legal contexts in which it operates and how these legal contexts and the presence or absence of rule of law can influence that solutions may be available to UNCHR PoC, how and where. A forthcoming workshop will focus on these matters. The facilitator, with this type of expertise, will guide participants through a process of analysis to articulate the impact of rule of law on achieving solutions.

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Support to developing IDB risk mitigation guidelines for Justice and Citizen Security programming

Suisse mandate in Central America, SOUTH AMERICA 20/03/2016 - 01/11/2016

Switzerland has requested ISSAT to support the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in their process of developing human rights risk mitigation guidelines. 

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has been involved in citizen security projects for almost two decades, in response to the clear and significant impacts that poor levels of citizen security and justice provision have on economic outcomes. Despite these long term citizen security efforts, the IDB has not yet completely integrated these projects into country and regional approaches, and has faced challenges in developing the required knowledge, expertise, and risk management processes to support such programming. A 2014 evaluation of the IDB’s citizen security remit concluded that one of the key elements of sustaining competitive advantage in citizen security was the development and implementation of risk mitigation guidelines. 

Switzerland is a strong supporter of the work of the IDB in Latin America and the Caribbean, in particular in Honduras where SDC is working with the IDB through its programme Integrated Security Sector Reform and Violence Prevention in Honduras.

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