The Netherlands Sensitisation Briefing

14/04/2016 - 15/04/2016

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The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has requested the support of ISSAT to organise a 2-day sensitisation briefing on SSR. The briefing will take place on 14-15 April 2016 in the Hague (the Netherlands) and bring together approximately 20 representatives from various Dutch ministries, missions abroad as well as some representatives from civil society.

The sensitisation is aimed at familiarising participants to the concept of SSR and helping them understand the various actors and principles of SSR. Topics covered will include:

  • the concept and policy framework of SSR
  • gender mainstreaming
  • strengthening governance and accountability
  • the role of non-state actors
  • ensuring coordination of SSR programmes.  
  • Through interactive, co-learning methodology, participants will be invited to engage in practical exercises and share their personal experience.

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Mandate outputs / products

-          Greater understanding of the concept, policy framework and actors related to SSR;

-          Greater awareness of the ground realities when supporting SSR programmes. 

Outcome objectives of mandate

Participants will be able to more effectively support SSR programmes on the ground and/ or provide timely and effective support to those who do.

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