Support to Ex Common Effort, 1GNC

18/05/2015 - 21/05/2015

Target country

A morning seminar (08:30-11:30) providing top level principles and frameworks for security and justice sector reform programming. It will focus specifically on defence reform, defence institution capacity building and the military contribution to security and justice sector reform.

Target group: Colonels and above at 1 German-Netherlands Corps (1GNC), as well as civil servant equivalents, and staff of NGOs and civil-society organisations.

The seminar aims to:

  • Provide an awareness of the concept of SSR;
  • Provide an overview of the policy frameworks of various international organisations;
  • Show linkages with peace enforcement, peace-support operations, peace-keeping operations and stabilisation operations;
  • Discuss roles of the military within the concept of SSR concept, including at the planning process, and in train and equip endeavours or security force assistance (SFA).

Additional support is provided to the Netherlands input on Thursday 21 May regarding incorporating non-state actors in SSR programming.

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Mandate outputs / products

  • Deliver a one hour presentation on SSR and the military contribution to SSR;
  • Facilitate a discussion and presentation on various roles for the military within the concept of SSR;
  • Provide input to representation by the Netherlands on SSR and non-state actors.

Outcome objectives of mandate

Participants will

  • have an understanding of the role of the military in SSR;
  • have an understanding of how to better involve non-state actors in SSR programmes;
  • have better access to advice, tools, and background material on areas of relevance to the roles of the military in SSR.

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