ANNOUNCING: Security Sector Reform


Austrian Centre for Peace (ACP) will once again travel to Mali to deliver the in-person interactive training on security sector reform (SSR). The training will take place in Bamako, Mali. The main training audience is staff of the EU Capacity Building Mission in Mali (EUCAP Sahel Mali), but the training is open to other peacekeeping entities in the country.

The course is tailored to the specificities of the Malian context. It will foster a common understanding of SSR-related processes and reform efforts in Mali and enhance participants’ capacity to deliver upon their specific duties as a part of their respective mandates. The training will introduce core concepts, challenges, cross-cutting issues, and associated processes relevant to all SSR contexts.

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the basic SSR concepts, challenges and main actors, principles of good governance and civilian oversight, and the concept of gender and intersectionality, human rights and other cross-cutting issues in SSR. Special focus will be dedicated to exploring SSR in conflict-torn societies, the civil society, media and freedom of speech nexus, and the concept of disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR). The final part of the training will be dedicated to linking SSR with project management tools and advising in the context of the mission.

A training group consisting of mission advisors on SSR processes and SSR programme staff will be led through the training with the help of experienced international and local trainers. The trainers will provide practical assignments and case studies accompanying the theoretical lectures.

We wish all the participants an engaging, stimulating and successful training experience.