Advance Stabilisation and Reintegration Course 2022 (DDRF22-2)

Advance Stabilisation and Reintegration Course 2022 (DDRF22-2)

Peace Support Operations

Course Duration: 06 – 17 June 2022
Application Date: - May 02, 2022
Course Fee: Participants will be required to pay a commitment fee of $700.00 for the course. Participants are to note this is not a course fee but a commitment.
Terms and Conditions:
Each participant will be required to take care of his or her travel expenses. Participants shall show proof of Covid vaccination, medical and travel insurance (covering covid-19) cover for duration of training in Ghana. KAIPTC will be responsible for participants’ accommodation and feeding for the duration of programme.

In short

Course Date/Duration

06 – 17 June 2022

Course Capacity

20 participants

Target Group

  1. Line ministries/government departments/agencies and commissions involved with S&R.
  2. UN country missions, agencies, funds, programmes and entities.
  3. AU and other regional and sub-regional bodies.
  4. Development and bilateral organizations working on S&R.
  5.  Relevant NGOs/Civil Society Organisations, Universities and academic institutions actively participating or supporting S&R programmes in conflict-affected or post-conflict African countries.

Course Language

English with French interpretation will be used for facilitation throughout the course

Application Deadline

02 May 2022

As a consequence of the pervasiveness of armed conflicts worldwide, the necessity of continuously devising and adapting our tools, means and strategies to ameliorate the effects of armed conflicts and facilitate transitions from war to peace is self-evident. One of those means is the all-encompassing, complex but critical set of processes termed DDR (disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration). DDR programmes have in the last two decades warranted significant attention, a function of the rise in numbers of DDR operations worldwide as well as an expanded and more sustained involvement of the international community – and in particular the United Nations (UN) – in these types of activities. Although this is affected by challenges and different cross-cutting issues, it still remains a potent tool in the fight for peace in a conflict/ Post Conflict environment.  However, looking at the three phases of DDR, it is obvious that the most difficult phase is the reintegration phase.

Course Aim

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.

Target Group

The target group of this course will be planners and implementers of S&R programmes, including personnel from the following organisations:

  1. Line ministries/government departments/agencies and commissions involved with S&R.
  2. UN country missions, agencies, funds, programmes and entities.
  3. AU and other regional and sub-regional bodies.
  4. Development and bilateral organizations working on S&R.
  5.  Relevant NGOs/Civil Society Organisations, Universities and academic institutions actively participating or supporting S&R programmes in conflict-affected or post-conflict African countries.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the concepts, policies and strategies of S&R;
  • Identify and suggest solutions to the problematic components, activities and other issues related to S&R;
  • Develop options to engage the different actors and institutions involved in S&R;
  • Understand the new trends in peace operations affecting Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) approaches and policies.
  • Develop practical skills needed to plan and implement S&R programmes.

 

Eligibility Criteria

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:

  1. Possess at least one year experience in S&R related work.
  2. Must be currently involved in S&R practice work.
  3. Must be working closely with S&R practitioners in any conflict-affected or post-conflict African country.
  4. Has attended a DDR foundation course.

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.

 

Pedagogical Approach

These approaches are methods to be used in facilitating the Course:

  • Presentations;
  • Simulations;
  • Panel discussions;
  • Group work;
  • Case Studies;
  • Exercises;
  • Table discussions and
  • Role Plays.

 

Course Content

The course aims to enhance participant’s knowledge and skills in the application of best practices in DDR through knowledge, skills and attitude in the following modules;

  • Introduction and Assessment of Stabilisation and Reintegration Programmes;
  • Stabilisation of the Post Conflict Environment;
  • Preventing/ Countering Violent Extremism and Dealing with Radicalisation in Reintegration Programmes;
  • Design and Operationalisation of Reintegration Programmes;
  • Economic Reintegration;
  • Political and Social Reintegration;
  • Cross-Cutting Issues and Reintegration

 

Selection Process

After the deadline, the selection board will meet and decide selection based on merit and a balanced class composition. The process will be as following:

  • Selection Board will decide on shortlisted and waitlisted applications (COB 2nd May 2022)
  • Shortlisted candidates will be asked to confirm their seats bindingly (COB 9th May 2022)
  • Should not all shortlisted candidates confirm their seats, these will be offered to candidates on the waitlist on “first come first served” basis

 

Interested applicants are kindly requested to click on the “How to Apply” button in order to fill and submit the online application form. Only FULLY COMPLETED applications that are submitted via the application portal will be taken into consideration.

Contact at KAIPTC

For administrative issues For course content issues
Mrs Marylyn Agblor
Training Coordination Officer
Tel. 00 233 (0) 302 718200 Ext. 1012
Fax. 00 233 (0) 302 718201
Email: marylyn.agblor@kaiptc.org
Augustine Owusu
Course Director
Tel: 00 233 (0) 302 718200 Ext 2130
Mob: 00 233 (0) 209 909626
Email: Augustine.Owusu@kaiptc.org