SSR in Practice | DCAF-ISSAT Activities
Advanced Level 2 Training on SSR in Tunis
DCAF-ISSAT recently facilitated a five-day intensive course in Tunis, Tunisia, which was the first training conducted on SSR in the North Africa Middle East region by France and the Netherlands. The course included several key modules such as governance, defence reform, police reform and soft skills. Special focus was given to understanding specificities of the region in relation to SSR key national and international actors engaged in SSR.
Policy and Research Papers
Meeting the challenges of SSR implementation in Africa
Ambassador Smaïl Chergui, Commissioner for Peace and Security, African Union Commission and Mr. Miroslav Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic address the fundamental shortcomings in four core areas of SSR: good governance, political commitment, capacity, and sustainability. They also emphasise the need to approach security through a wider lens that sheds light on challenges that are transnational in nature and require support and engagement especially on the political level.
The Challenges and Lessons Learned in Supporting Security Sector Reform
Produced as a collaboration between the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and GPPi, this policy paper pursues three objectives: to provide an overview of the concept of SSR support; to identify the challenges confronting practitioners when implementing SSR measures; and reasons for civil society to engage in SSR.
Investing in Peace and the Prevention of Violence in West Africa and the Sahel-Sahara
As a result of a regional seminar co-organised by UNOWAS, the IPI and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs in Dakar in June 2016, this paper outlines recommendations agreed upon by the participants.
A decade of African Governance: 2006 - 2015 Index Report
The 2016 Ibrahim Index of African Governance is the tenth annual Index launched by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. It is one of the most comprehensive collection of data on Africa governance and provides a broad, documented and impartial picture of governance performance in African countries.
Video: Refugees & Migrants: Interview with Jean Marie Guehenno
Jean Marie Guehenno, President and CEO of the International Crisis Group, speaks with the International Peace Institute Senior Adviser Warren Hoge. He calls on developed countries to do more to respond to the humanitarian crises.
Podcast: Implications of Applying IHL to Low-Intensity Conflict: From Internal Disturbance to Armed Conflict
This podcast from the Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA) looks into the implications of classifying a situation of armed conflict under IHL, the advantages and disadvantages of appyling IHL and other relevant tools that can be used to enhance humanitarian protection.