DDR Sensitization course
Start date: 23 Apr 2018 12:00am | End date: 27 Apr 2018 12:00am
The necessary prerequisites to take part in this course are:
- medically fit to follow the course in its entirety including the field exercises,
- Captain to Lieutenant-Colonel, police officer or civilian at the same level of responsibility,
- speak French or English,
- serve as DDR responsible in a Peace Support Operation in Africa.
Aim of the course:
The aim of the course is to familiarise participants with DDR techniques in order to provide a pool of personnel capable of undertaking DDR activities:
- understand the nature of conflict and Peace building,
- be familiar with the context of IDDRS (Integrated DDR Standards) within the UN Peace building process,
- know the key elements of DDR programmes,
- have an understanding of different scenarios where DDR has been conducted,
- acquire a working knowledge of their own responsibilities within DDR.
- IDDRS: Integrated DDR Standards.
- Introduction: conflict mapping, Peace processes in Africa.
- DDR environment: Military and Police roles, combatant profiles, vulnerable groups, cross-border population movement, foreign combatants, UNDP, Food Aid Programme, Health, HIV/AIDS.
- DDR skills: strategies, planning, implementation, negotiation, mediation, Media and Public Information, small arms and light weapons destruction, disarmament by force, reception centre, challenges of social and economic reintegration.
Course general organisation:
- the course is open on both men and women,
- a two-week course,
- course opening on Monday 07:30 with the Director welcoming, the course picture and the administrative in-processing,
- time schedule : from Monday to Friday, 07:30 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 17:00,
- one cultural visit of Bamako on Saturday morning,
- time off on Saturday afternoon and Sunday,
- course ending on the last Friday at 12:00 after the graduation ceremony.
The DDR course was totally reformed in early 2008 in partnership with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) located in Switzerland. The theoretical knowledge are implemented by practical exercises.
During the course, each student is asked to do a 20-minute briefing on his/her country and armed forces (military) or organization he/she belongs to (civilian). It’s recommended to prepare this briefing before arriving in Bamako.
Civilians that are interessted in participation in this trainig and that are fitting to the selection criteria are asked to send their vitea and their registration form to the following adress: firstname.lastname@example.org – with their name and the course in the headline. 13 out of 25 places are reserved for civilians only.