Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration Foundation Online Course


About the DDRF course

The success of Conflict Resolution and Management efforts in Africa has led to an increase in Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) programmes on the continent. This has necessitated the need for qualified DDR practitioners within the continent generally and particularly in some parts of the West African Region where a significant number of countries are in transition from violent conflict to peace.

The foundation course on DDR seeks to enhance the capacity and the effectiveness of all stakeholders involved with DDR programmes. At the end of the course, it is expected that participants would demonstrate a critical understanding of concepts, policies and strategies in the context of DDR programmes; recognize the importance of structures and process(es) of DDR and understand and critically discuss a series of cross-cutting challenges affecting DDR, such as Women and Gender, Violent Extremism, Youth, Special Needs Groups, Security Sector Reform, Transitional justice, Cross-Border Population movement, Food Aid Programmes and Health/HIV-AIDS etc.


Course Aim

The Course, through building individual skills, aims at enhancing the capacity and effectiveness of UN, Regional Economic Communities, other institutions to perform peace operations by providing participants with a comprehensive, conceptual and operational level understanding of the principles, procedures and up to date practices involved in the planning, coordination and conduct of DDR programmes and DDR related tools, properly reflecting new developments involved in the field of DDR.


Course Content / Modules

  • Introduction to Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration
  • New approaches and Legal Foundation of DDR
  • Planning for DDR
  • Disarmament
  • Demobilisation
  • Reintegration


Target Group

  1. Individuals involved directly or indirectly with DDR programmes;
  2. Individuals intending to seek deployment in DDR;
  3. Military, Police and Civilian mission staff;
  4. Researchers in the area of DDR and broader peace building;
  5. Other groups supported by client organizations;
  • DPO, UNDP and other UN agencies and their field offices;
  • National DDR Commissions and MDA’s;
  • Multilateral agencies; World Bank, EU;
  • INGO’s, NGO’s, CBO’s and Academic Institutions.


Learning Method

The course is self-paced with each module taking approximately 45-70 minutes to view. Each module consists of text, images, infographics, audios, videos, case studies, self-tests and quizzes.


Relevant Information

The course is available in both English and French


How to apply

Rate: 50USD/ 650 GHS

Interested applicants should enroll / apply via the KAIPTC LMS

Link: https://applicationform.ddr



Contact the eLearning Team via elearning-support@kaiptc.org