Training on Security Sector Reform at the CCOE

Picture: Group photo Source: CCOE/ Herter

From October 17th – 21st, 2016, the CCOE played home to an advanced Training on Security Sector Reform (SSR). Hosted by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the European Union, this weeklong intensive course has been carried out in collaboration with the International Security Sector Advisory Team of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces.

Security Sector Reform (SSR) has become a central component of efforts to overcome the cycle of conflict and the causes of fragility, from Sudan to Sierra Leone and from the Honduras to the Salomon Islands. Insecurity and conflict constitute a barrier to political, economic and social development. The traditional concept of security is being redefined to include not only the security of states, but also the safety and wellbeing of their peoples.

Through a combination of practical, hands-on exercises, this advanced course aimed to enhance the skills, capacity and strategic thinking of the 35 participants on SSR principles through the sharing of views and experiences in SSR trends and practice.