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ISSAT Video: Training of PSO personnel in SSR

In this video, ISSAT reflects on Security Capacity Building and the Training of Peace Support Operations (PSO) personnel in SSR. It discusses the role of peacekeeping training centres, institution- and capacity building. The video was first presented at the 3rd Annual Peacekeeping Africa Conference that took place in Johannesburg, South Africa on 29 - 30 August 2017. 

DCAF-ISSAT Activities

EU Sahel Meeting in Geneva

Mandator: EU. 20 November. ISSAT held a coordination meeting with experts in the areas of interior security, governance, justice, prison reform and defence, in preparation of a 3-week mission in Niamey. 


Resource Library

Policy and Research Papers

Education, Identity and Rising Extremism - International Civil Society Action Network

This policy brief highlights experiences and lessons learned at ICAN’s fifth annual Women, Peace and Security to prevent violent extremism by fostering peace, resilience, equal rights and pluralism. 

How Does the Media on Both Sides of the Mediterranean Report on Migration? - International Centre for Migration Policy Development

Funded by the European Union, this study on migration media coverage in 17 countries from 2015 to 2016 aims to identify the prevailing media narratives on migration that exist in different national contexts. 

From the Ground Up - The Nexus of Economic Policy, Gender and Violent Extremism - International Civil Society Action Network 

This report explores the impact of decisions made at global and national levels on the local level, such as increased economic exclusion, threated social cohesion, and exacerbated vulnerabilities to violent extremism. The state of current policy and practice are described through the lived experiences of the Women's Alliance for Security Leadership. 


Peace Mediation I 2-3 March 2018 I Basel

Mediators bring conflict parties to the negotiating table and support them in finding agreements. In the last decade the range of actors in mediation has broadened beyond diplomats and UN experts and frequently professional mediators are brought in.This training provides insights into the challenges that mediators face when facilitating dialogue and searching for peace agreements.



U.N. Peacekeeping Is Vital—and So Is Its Reform I Wednesday 6 December 10:00-11:30 I Washington D.C.

Creating Change by Championing Justice | Wednesday 6 December 18:30-20:00 | Geneva

Armed Gang Violence: at the Crossroad Between Armed Conflict and Law Enforcement? | Wednesday 13 December 12:00-14:00 | Geneva


Human Rights Officer I OSCE I Kyiv I Deadline: 11 December 2017

Programme Officer  I Open Society Foundation I London Deadline: 13 December 2017

Analyst - Somalia I International Crisis Group I Nairobi 

Tip of the Week

Want to learn about good practice in security and justice programming? Have a look at ISSAT's SSR Methodology and Guidance. It contains explanations of key concepts, recommended activities, and a growing collection of case studies, tools, examples, lessons, and other resources drawn from the collective experience of the community.