Table top exercise for the IHEDN ESDC basic Course

France mandate in France, Guinea-Conakry 09.09.2018. - 31.10.2018.

The IHEDN requested DCAF-ISSAT to facilitate a table top exercise on the last day of the course. The exercise was based on the context of Guinea Conakry and designed to transfer knowledge gained from previous conferences into practical team work. It enabled participants to have a better ownership of the complexity of SSR in practice.


SSR and Violent Extremism Training Course development project

The objective of the mandate is to develop and run a face-to-face training course on SSR and VE in French and in English, with the expectation that these would then be run on a yearly basis (one of each), potentially in field locations in order to maximise their accessibility for practitioners. 

The anticipated outcomes of the development and delivery of the SSR and VE trainings are:

  1. 1.         Enhanced implementation of VE-related activities within broader SSR contexts;
  2. 2.         Enhanced understanding, competence and effectiveness of staff engaged in wider VE-related and SSR-related programming;
  3. 3.         Personnel more effectively able to engage with local, national, regional and international actors and relevant good practice in supporting SSR and VE-related SSR activities;
  4. 4.         Contribution to a coherent and operationally focused continuous professional development approach for military, police and civilian personnel engaged in SSR and VE-related activity;

In practical terms, increasing the capacity and capability of relevant staff in these fields, will improve the quality and relevance of specialist SSR training, which in turn will lead to more effective technical programming, support and implementation of preventative programmes in region. 


Etude de la valorisation des actions de la France concourant à la réforme des systèmes de sécurité

France mandate in Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, France, Guinea-Conakry 30.10.2015. - 22.01.2016.

Entre 2015 et 2016, DCAF-ISSAT a mené pour la France une analyse de 13 projets identifiés comme des projets RSS. Pour cela, trois experts du DCAF-ISSAT ont été mobilisés pour effectuer ce travail. Ils ont conduit des études sur le terrain au Burkina Faso, en Guinée Conakry, et en Côte d'Ivoire. 

DCAF-ISSAT avait ici pour rôle d'évaluer en quoi les programmes analysés étaient en cohérence avec les principes internationaux de la RSS, validés par la France, et matérialisé dans sa stratégie nationale RSS.


French/EU Advanced Level 2 Training on SSR in Lebanon

EU, France mandate in France, Lebanon, NORTHERN AFRICA 15.05.2017. - 19.05.2017.

The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and the European Union with the support of DCAF/ ISSAT, will conduct an Advanced Level 2 training on SSR in French from 15 to 19 May 2017 in Beirut. The training is aimed at those working directly on SSR support programmes or those supporting SSR through bilateral, regional or multilateral missions in countries where SSR is an important political issue.

Besides the French representatives of the central administration ( MFA, security agencies ) and diverse attachés from Embassies of  Mena area and EU representatives working in the field of security and development, the training will also bring together participants of Lebanese security institutions and others, invited by France, coming from beneficiary countries.


Specific objectives for the training include:

•             Refresh participants’ knowledge on the  concepts and characteristics of SSR;

•             Place SSR within the international and national contexts, and explain how the context impacts on the approach to be taken;

•             Build a practical understanding around the key characteristics (1-2-3) of SSR based on debate and discussions,  exercises and case studies;

•             Draw on SSR knowledge to identify key lessons from practical SSR experiences


Training Contribution to IHEDN SSR Course

France mandate in France 22.11.2016. - 24.11.2016.

The IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale), the French interdepartemental training center on security, defense  political and strategical issues, is organising a sensitization/training cycle on JSSR between 27 – 29 October 2016, in Brussels, within the framework of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC).

The training, intended for representatives of European Member states, will be focussed on the EU’s JSSR approach. The educational approach will be both theoretical and practical, based on cases studies and lessons learned.

The main objective of the workshop is to deliver an overview of the key SSR policies, principles and actors and how to adapt them within an EU mission’s context.

A part of the session will be devoted to a current case study underlining the concrete difficulties to implement the mentioned principles in the field.