Security and Justice Governance and Reform

Course info


4-6 days

Course Description

The course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and practical tools on security governance and reform (SSG/R) and justice. It touches upon the holistic nature of SSG/R and covers dimensions related to human security, access to justice and good governance with a focus on both people-centered and state-centered security and justice in fragile/post-conflict contexts.

In addition, participants will engage in a series of exercises aimed at increasing their individual awareness in order to contribute to changes in their attitudes and practices in line with the principles of good governance.

In order to focus on engagement and practical application rather than information/theory transfer, the course will include exercises and introduce tools related to the program cycle that build DCAF-ISSAT’s experience in SSG/R and justice.

Learning Methodology

The focus of the course is on engagement and application rather than information/theory transfer. Therefore, this 5-day program will use interactive and peer-learning activities while adopting a problem-solving approach through a series of case studies, hands-on practical exercises, simulations and group activities to help participants understand the challenges related to SSG/R in practice.

Benefits of Attending

The course will enable you to:

  • Use theory and knowledge to advance critical thinking and problem-solving skills, in the context of SSG/R and justice;
  • Demonstrate enhanced self-awareness and improved understanding in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of SSG/R;
  • Foster the application of practical tools and methodologies based on the project management cycle;
  • In the long term, improve professional practices and increase the positive impacts of SSG/R processes.

Target Audience

The course will target practitioners and professionals – including civilian, military and police personnel, as well as civil society representatives and professionals from the private sector – who are working on the provision, management and oversight of security and justice governance in the area of policy or practice. This includes state and non-state actors with knowledge of security and justice development who are in a position to influence policy and/or practice in this area. The course also targets those involved in programme design, management and implementation, mission planning and delivery and/or in political/policy dialogues.

DCAF-ISSAT is committed to selecting diverse participants in terms of professional and organisational background, age and nationality, as well as gender balance.

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