DDR Foundation Course, Accra, Ghana
Start date: 09 Feb 2015 8:00am | End date: 20 Feb 2015 3:00pm
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. The publication in 2006 and recent update to the ‘Integrated Disarmament and Reintegration Standards’ (IDDRS) by UNDPKO is evidence of these efforts.
The Course, through building individual skills, aims at enhancing the capacity and effectiveness of UN, Regional, Sub-regional, National and 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, properly reflecting new developments involved in the field of DDR”.
2 week course
Number of participants
30 slots are available
NB: Participants when accepted would have to pay a commitment fee of 500USD which is non-refundable and make their own travel arrangements.
Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), Accra, Ghana
For more information about the course please visit www.kaiptc.org/
Course invitation and application can be found in the link below.
Please note that only fully completed applications that are submitted via the application portal will be taken into consideration. Please click here to apply: http://lms.kaiptc.org/moodle/course/view.php?id=5
For more information please contact Course Director Augustine A. Owusu at Augustine.Owusu@kaiptc.org