German Federal Foreign Office

The Federal Foreign Office represents Germany’s interests to the world. It promotes international exchange and offers protection and assistance to Germans abroad. With headquarters in Berlin and a network of 229 missions abroad, the Federal Foreign Office maintains Germany’s relations with other countries as well as with international and supra-national organizations.

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Exercise Common Effort 2017

Germany, Pays-Bas mandate in Pays-Bas 26/04/2017 - 02/06/2017

Improved civil and military understanding of working together on a security sector reform approach to stabilisation scenarios in Iraq.

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Germany E2I/ SSR mini-training

Germany mandate in Germany 22/10/2018 - 19/10/2018

The E2I (Ertüchtigungsinitiative) with an annual budget of € 130 Mio. is among the most important instruments of German stabilization policy. Currently in the planning stage of the project cycle for next year, the Federal Foreign Office has requested ISSAT bring together key decision makers from the Foreign Office and the Ministry of Defense in a half-day joint mini-training on E2I in the framework of broader SSR.

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Germany Capital Visit

Germany mandate in Germany 11/10/2018 - 12/10/2018

October 11th : Meeting with German Foreign Office 202 Unit as well as participants from ZIF and the Ministry of the Interior to discuss German practices for seconding civilian staff into CSDP missions as part of the Irish CSDP Mapping Mandate.

October 12th : Meeting with German Foreign Office S03 Unit to discuss priorities and activities for the pooled funding under Pillar 1.

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Support capacity building process on SSR for German Armed Forces

Germany mandate in Germany 04/02/2019 - 31/03/2019
  • “Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr” will conduct a special seminar on SSR, Local Ownership, Humanitarian Assistance, Protection of Civilians and Police in PeaceOps for its current General Staff Course.
  • The support on SSR was provided by ISSAT SMEs in the past.
  • Based on the German intent to build own national training capacities the German MAF will also provide a SME on SSR for this course.
  • Time: 19th and 20th March (Location: Hamburg, Germany)
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Support to Germany's security sector governance engagement in Jordan

Germany mandate in Jordan 01/05/2019 - 31/10/2019

The key objective of the mandate is to conduct a scoping study to understand strategic windows of opportunity to expand/ add components supporting security sector governance reforms into existing or potential future German programmes in Jordan.

In particular, the mandate will analyse reform opportunities that could help strengthen institutional or sectoral management, accountability, or governance mechanisms and structures so as to create a more sustainable, responsive, effective and efficient security sector in Jordan. To ensure that the mandate is feasible and focused, the primary objective will be to assess internal structures and mechanisms of security sector agencies (as opposed to external institutions: e. g. Parliament).

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IGAD National Training Workshop to Support Sudan in Formulating Security & Justice Sector Reform (SSR)

mandate in 08/03/2020 - 12/03/2020

Following the submission of a comprehensive proposal for DCAF’s collaboration with IGAD’s Peace and Security Division and a successful pilot phase in 2019, IGAD’s Security Sector Programme (ISSP) has currently requested ISSAT to reinforce the capacity of their team delivering a five-day Training Workshop to support Sudan authorities in formulating S&J reform. This activity is part of the implementation of IGAD’s ongoing regional Peace and Security Strategy.

This support contributes to a strengthened African Peace and Security Architecture on SSR, as well as to improving IGAD’s assistance to its MS. This assistance incrementally builds the DCAF-IGAD partnership, contributing internationally to SDGs 5, 16, 17.

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SSR Training on Somalia

mandate in Somalia 24/07/2019 - 23/08/2019

Following the submission of a comprehensive proposal for DCAF’s collaboration with IGAD’s Peace and Security Division, IGAD’s Security Sector Programme (ISSP) has requested ISSAT to reinforce the capacity of their team delivering a five-day Training Workshop on Formulating/Updating the SSR and DDR strategies for Somalia. This activity is part of the implementation of IGAD’s ongoing regional Peace and Security Strategy.

 

The aim of this mandate (in addition to incoming requests in 2019) is to pilot the envisaged collaboration with a view to better understand IGAD’s ISSP modus operandi, and to incrementally build the partnership contributing to deliver on SDG 16 and 17.

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Training workshop on the African Union Operational Guidance Note on Gender and Security Sector Reform

AU mandate in AU 26/06/2019 - 03/08/2019

The overall objective of the workshop is:

(i) to create a platform of discussion among participants on the status (gaps and challenges) on gender mainstreaming in Defence and Security institutions at national levels of AU Member States and in Peace Support Operations (PSO), and 

(ii) to sensitize and train participants on the utilization of AU Gender OGN to address identified issues.

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IGAD Capacity Building Training for Security Sector Development and Women Empowerment

mandate in 31/07/2019 - 26/08/2019

Following the submission of a comprehensive proposal for DCAF’s collaboration with IGAD’s Peace and Security Division, IGAD’s Security Sector Programme (ISSP) has requested ISSAT to reinforce the capacity of their team delivering a three-day Training Workshop on Security Sector Development, Gender Equality and Women Empowerment. This activity contributes to the implementation of IGAD’s ongoing regional peace and security strategy.

 

The aim of this mandate (in addition to incoming requests in 2019) is to pilot the envisaged collaboration with a view to better understand IGAD’s ISSP modus operandi , and to incrementally build the partnership contributing to deliver on SDG 5, 16 and 17.

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Training Workshop on Formulating/Updating the Security Sector Reform (SSR) and Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) Strategies for Sudan

mandate in Sudan 01/05/2020 - 31/05/2020

The specific objectives of this national training workshop are:

  • To train 38 officials from the relevant security and justice institutions on formulating and updating their comprehensive national SSR and DDR related Security strategies;
  • To provide a platform for national and regional technical experts to jointly reflect on their SSR and DDR priority areas identified in their National Security Policies (NSP) and to further compare with AU and IGAD Peace and Security Policy Frameworks that have been formulated;
  • To assess and review the existing related National Security Policies and Strategies; as well as respectively evaluate their implementation and key possible gaps;
  • To explore ways for IGAD, AU and UN, on their complementary roles and responsibilities, to assist the State in updating and implementing its strategies and initiatives;
  • To engage experts from national security institutions, AU and UN to jointly develop and update SSR & Reintegration strategies at the national level as they are interrelated, based on the identification of relevant local and national SSR & DDR stakeholders;
  • To enhance the required skills of participants and provide inspiration on the best practices of formulating and updating SSR & Reintegration strategies by involving resource persons with great wealth of experience and knowledge
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Sensitisation Training

Germany mandate in Germany 23/05/2016 - 25/05/2016

The sensitisation SSR course is designed for policymakers and practitioners who are working in the field of security and justice reform to build both SSR knowledge and skills. The objective of this course is to provide participants with a solid introduction to the concept, policy framework and international good practice of security and justice reform through its practical and exercised-based collaborative learning methodology. The course provides an overview of the various dimensions of SSR and emphasises the importance of adopting a holistic and context-specific approach when working in transitional, fragile and/or post-conflict contexts. The course also discusses key issues such as gender, coordination and SSR programming. The course provides the necessary foundations for subsequent trainings.

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Cartographie du soutien des bailleurs à la RSS au Nigéria et au Mali

Germany mandate in Mali, Nigeria 01/07/2016 - 31/12/2016

L'ISSAT, en coordination avec l'Allemagne, va développer une série de cartographies complètes relatives au soutien des bailleurs à la RSS au Mali et au Nigéria. Au Mali, la cartographie se penchera sur le système de justice pénale, incluant les mesures de transparence. Au Nigéria, elle traitera à la fois à la justice pénale et aux forces de sécurité, ainsi qu'aux mesures de transparence. Avec pour objectif de consolider les compétences allemandes en RSS, une équipe conjointe Allemagne-ISSAT développera la méthodologie et réalisera les infographies.     

La méthodologie sera finalisée durant un séminaire d'un ou deux jours à Genève. Il sera suivi par une phase de revue préparatoire et par des entretiens par téléphone, mettant à profit le réseau de l'ISSAT parmi les bailleurs bilatéraux et les acteurs multilatéraux. La réflexion se basera sur des ressources déjà existantes. Les résultats seront ensuite consolidés au cours de deux missions terrain de dix jours dans chacun des pays qui inclura les bailleurs, les partenaires dans la mise en place de la RSS, ainsi que les institutions nationales des secteurs de la sécurité et de la justice, y compris les ministères correspondant. Les rapports ainsi produits seront ensuite partagés par l'équipe conjointe Allemagne-ISSAT au bénéfice des acteurs de la communauté internationale présents dans ces pays à l'occasion d'un séminaire in situ qui pourra déboucher sur des discussions sur la manière dont consolider le soutien international. 

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SSR support to German Armed Forces Staff College planning exercise

Germany mandate in Germany 07/03/2016 - 11/03/2016
  1. 17-18 February 2016: Receive the annual visit from the German Armed Forces Staff College (FuAkBw) to DCAF. Up to 15 OF3 (majors) will take part in the visit to International Geneva.
  2. 8-11 March 2016: Following on from initial support on SSR design and planning to the FuAkBw in November 2015, FuAkBw wishes to expand its understanding of SSR design and planning considerations in its March 2016 planning exercise. The planning exercise will run over the course of three weeks, involving Headquarters staff officers ranking from captains to brigadiers. The exercise will apply the Comprehensive Operational Planning Directive (COPD) to a NATO planning scenario. After assessing the NATO Commander's orders and reviewing Military Response Options (MROs), the exercise will design and elaborate a project. Part of the plan will integrate elements for preventing or de-escalating conflict, providing early warning and early action by building resilience, partly through the role of the military in SSR.
  3. 31 October - 1 November: Lead the Theory of Change sub-group for SSR as part of the OF5 Operational Thinking course, which gathers Germany's top 20 full colonels together to advance their military education.
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Support to 1 GNC Ex Common Effort

Pays-Bas mandate in Pays-Bas 08/04/2016 - 01/07/2016

One German-Netherlands Corp (1GNC) will hold its civil-military training period "Exercise Common Effort" from 27 June to 1 July. This year's exercise will concentrate on “Libya & the Region”, and on “Migration/Refugees”.

Participants will be divided into the following thematic groups:

  • protection of civilians
  • SSR
  • governance
  • humanitarian
  • economic/private sector
  • strategic/regional 
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Support to JSSR & State building workshop

Germany mandate in Germany 13/09/2016 - 14/09/2016

The German government has initiated a consultation process in preparation for its new inter-agency guidelines on crisis engagement and peacebuilding. As part of this consultation process, the collaborative research centre (SFB 700) "Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood" at the Freie Universität Berlin will bring together experts from civil society, academia, practice and policy for a debate on how to improve Germany’s future engagement in supporting security and justice sector reforms in view of the inherent challenges of state-building.

ISSAT has been invited to provide input for a working group on how to locate the 'line of best fit' for supporting effective and legitimate security and justice sectors, and to be a resource person for this working group.

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Le soutien de la réforme du secteur de la sécurité à la campagne U2P

Germany, Sweden , UK mandate in AMERICA, EUROPE 10/08/2015 - 29/04/2016

Comprendre pour prévenir (U2P) est une des dix lignes de développement dans la Campagne de développement des capacités multinationales (qui comprend principalement les pays de l’OTAN et des pays ayant des points de vues similaires – voir le site Internet du MCDC). Le développement des capacités au cœur de la U2P cherche à définir quel rôle les militaires peuvent adopter, en partenariat avec d’autres départements gouvernementaux et la société civile, dans la prévention des conflits violents.

Les premières réunions (des deux dernières années) ont mené à l’écriture d’une doctrine clé incarnée dans la publication « Comprendre pour prévenir » (lien disponible ci-dessous). Plusieurs réunions en cours actuellement cherchent à concrétiser cette doctrine dans un manuel plus tangible comprenant des outils et des processus. Une grande majorité des représentants militaires impliqués sont des officiers venant de centres nationaux de développement doctrinal et  conceptuel. Les groupes de travail de U2P essaient d'aligner les concepts actuels de préventions des conflits violents avec les doctrines militaires de l'OTAN, pour contribuer, à terme, à l'élaboration de manuels de terrain tactiques nationaux. 

En octobre 2015, le manuel U2P s’est penché sur l'interopérabilité avec la directive de planification opérationnelle globale de l'OTAN (MPOC), ainsi qu’avec la doctrine et les processus CIMIC OTAN. L'Union européenne et un certain nombre de pays sont intéressés par les possibilités de collaboration et d'expérimentation, permettant ainsi à U2P de passer de la théorie à la pratique en tant qu’alternative sur le terrain pour les unités tactiques. Les opportunités d'expérimentation comprennent: 

  • Exercices des forces interarmées multinationales en Suède, Avril 2016
  • Académie royale militaire de Sandhurst, module d'analyse des conflicts pour les officiers juniors (en été)

D'autres opportunités d'expérimenter le manuel sont les bienvenues. 

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Preventing Crises, Resolving Conflicts, Building Peace

Peace and development are dependent on the ability to resolve conflicts constructively and without resorting to violence. This is precisely where the German Federal Government’s peace efforts come into play: to prevent violence as a means of resolving conflicts, to reduce fragility as a breeding ground for violence, and to create opportunities for long-term development. The Federal Government recognises the reciprocal effects between peace and development as most recently stipulated by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Respect for and protection and fullfilling of human rights, social and political participation, gender equality, social cohesion, and the rule of law are of key importance in this regard.

The German government produced this toolkit to support its efforts in implementing a new strategy towards Security Sector Reform and Sustainable Peace.

To access the toolkit, Preventing Crises, Resolving Conflicts, Building Peace, please follow the link. 

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Mapping of Development Partner Support to Justice and Security Sector Reform in Nigeria (Final Report)

This mapping study provides an overview of the various ongoing or planned development partner efforts to support security sector reform in Nigeria since 2014. The mapping was jointly undertaken by the German Federal Foreign Office and ISSAT. The report tracks development partner support to all justice and security sector institutions in Nigeria. The elements of support were organized according to four categories: management reform, accountability reforms, capacity building/training and equipment/infrastructure support. Given the resource and time constraints facing the mapping team, the mapping only covered activities and programme interventions for the period of 2014 to 2016. All future programme activities that were identified were detailed under future support.

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Cartographie du soutien des bailleurs à la RSS au Mali (Rapport Final)

L'ISSAT, en coordination avec l'Allemagne, a développé une série de cartographies complètes relatives au soutien des bailleurs à la RSS au Mali. Celle-ci s'est penchée sur le système de justice pénale, incluant les mesures de transparence. Avec pour objectif de consolider les compétences allemandes en RSS, une équipe conjointe Allemagne-ISSAT a développé la méthodologie et réalisera les infographies.     

La méthodologie a été finalisée durant un séminaire d'un ou deux jours à Genève, et suivie par une phase de revue préparatoire et par des entretiens par téléphone, mettant à profit le réseau de l'ISSAT parmi les bailleurs bilatéraux et les acteurs multilatéraux. La réflexion se basera sur des ressources déjà existantes. Les résultats ont ensuite été consolidés au cours de deux missions terrain de dix jours dans chacun des pays qui inclura les bailleurs, les partenaires dans la mise en place de la RSS, ainsi que les institutions nationales des secteurs de la sécurité et de la justice, y compris les ministères correspondant. Les rapports ainsi produits ont été partagés par l'équipe conjointe Allemagne-ISSAT au bénéfice des acteurs de la communauté internationale présents dans ces pays à l'occasion d'un séminaire in situ qui a débouché sur des discussions sur la manière dont consolider le soutien international. 

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