SSR in Practice | DCAF-ISSAT Activities
Snapshots of current mandates
Backstopping Missions to Honduras in Support of SDC
Mandator: Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) - to provide support to SDC Honduras for the Swiss Cooperation Strategy for Central America 2013-2017, by backstopping in the areas of security sector reform, conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity. The objective is to support SDC and their partners (Alliance for Peace and Justice, Ministry of Security, and the Inter-American Develpment Bank) in their strategic JSSR planning in order to increase organisational integrity and capacity, and to support SDC and partners in strengthening a conflict sensitive approach to development.
Mapping of SSR activities in Nigeria
Mandator: Germany - to develop comprehensive mappings of donor support to SSR in Nigeria. The mapping will look at both the security forces and the criminal justice chain, including accountability over these. The subsequent report will be shared across the international community active in the countries. Local embassies who wish to share in this mapping who have not already been contacted should contact DCAF-ISSAT.
A similar mapping will take place in Mali in November.
Policy and Research Papers
Event Report: The 'Technocracy Trap' of State-Building – How to Improve the Effectiveness and Legitimacy of Security and Justice Sector Reforms
On 14 September 2016, 60 experts from civil society, academia, international organisations and German ministries gathered at the German Federal Foreign Office to discuss Germany’s engagement in supporting justice and security sector reforms (JSSR). This reports gathers their recommendations regarding new guidelines on crisis engagement and peacebuilding.
Building Regional Border Security Cooperation: Lessons from the Maghreb
Lessons identified by the United States Institute of Peace from a series of workshops held in the spring of 2016 with border officials from Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. The workshops applied an operations-driven approach to the development of a joint strategic vision for regional border security cooperation that is grounded in human security and rule of law principles.
Developing an Assessment, Monitoring, and Evaluation Framework for U.S. Department of Defense Security Cooperation
This report seeks to address the challenge of creating a Department of Defense wide system for security cooperation assessment, monitoring, and evaluation (AME). The authors first analyse existing AME processes and then present a conceptual framework on how best to apply AME methods.
Overview of the EU’s Policy and Programming on Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism (PVE/CVE)
EPLO's briefing paper on the EU’s policy and programming priorities regarding PVE/CVE present the EU’s approach to addressing both the internal and external dimensions of VE and radicalisation, and the core issues framing the EU debate on the need for a more coherent approach to the different dimensions of action underlying the internal-external security nexus.
Gender and Diversity Hub
The Gender and Diversity Hub, a collaborative effort of six Geneva-based organisations, is a leading source of expertise on gender and diversity issues relating to peace and security, fostering inclusive security policy and practice.