The process of Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration takes place in a continuum. This means that while some activities occur in the short term, others are more mid to long term and are situated in the longer term state building and state consolidation phase of peacebuilding, Originally known as the Advanced DDR course, the focus, scope and objectives of the course has been changed in line with the increase in stabilisation and reintegration programmes in Africa and the work undertaken by the Inter-Agency Working Group on Disaster Preparedness and the AU’s Operational Guide for DDR. In line with the new focus, the aim of the course is to enhance capacity and effectiveness of all stakeholders involved with Stabilisation and Reintegration (S&R) programmes.
The course covers: Conflict Stabilisation & DDR; Reintegration, Assessments & Analysis; Design and Operationalisation of Reintegration; Economic Reintegration; Social & Psychosocial Reintegration; Reintegration of Specific Need Groups.
The Course aims at enhancing the capacity and effectiveness of UN, Regional, Sub-regional, National and other institutions to perform peace operations, through building individual skills properly reflecting new developments in Stabilisation and Reintegration (S&R).
This will be done by providing participants with a comprehensive, conceptual and operational level understanding principles, procedures and up-to-date practices involved in the planning, coordination and conduct of S&R programmes.
The target group of this course will be planners and implementers of S&R programmes, including personnel from the following organisations:
This course targets operational personnel who are involved in Stabilisation & Reintegration processes of DDR. Applicants are required to have at least one of the criteria listed below:
Preference will be given to applicants having a working knowledge of the English language, both written and oral skills since the course will only be delivered in English. Women are highly encouraged to apply.
The Problem-Based Learning approach, suitable for adult learning, will be used in the delivery of the course and participants will be required to play an active role under the guidance of an experienced team of facilitators. The course content will thus be delivered using a combination of approaches such as PowerPoint presentations, lectures, case study, small group exercises, stories, experience sharing and simulation, among others.
How to Apply
Only fully completed applications that are submitted via the application portal will be taken into consideration.