International Alert and Transition International are offering a DDR advanced course on reintegration.
PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS FOR THIS COURSE ARE NOW CLOSED.
Cost: the course is free of charge
Full board accommodation for the duration of the course is included in the cost. Participants have to be able to commit to attend the course in full.
This course is aimed at bringing together people working in this field to share best practices and lessons learnt from reintegration experiences in different parts of the world. The course will build and enhance the skills and knowledge of participants so as to be able to improve the quality of the work of reintegration. It will support participants in assessing local realities and help to design, implement and coordinate tailored reintegration efforts more effectively, ensuring that future work measures up to IDDR standards.
- Introduction to Disarmament, Demobilisation and SSR, in relation to reintegration
- Overview of reintegration and its role within the DDR process
- Strategies and key activities for the reintegration of ex-combatants
- Reintegration from a community perspective
- Economic reintegration, job markets and job creation
- Psycho-social factors in reintegration
- Gender aspects of reintegration
- Special needs of children associated with armed groups
- Challenges of youth reintegration
- Designing, Planning and Monitoring a reintegration programme
This is a very practical and interactive course, focusing on the acquisition of relevant knowledge and skills using presentations and a variety of cooperative learning training methodologies. Participants are expected to bring a wealth of skills and experience with them and to share these with the rest of the group as an integral part of the learning process.
This is an assessed course leading to a certificate for successful completion. This certificate is awarded by International Alert and Transition International and recognized by a growing number of NGOs, UN and government agencies working in post-conflict environments. The course will follow the UN Integrated DDR standards and also received accreditation in 2009 from the European Group on Training.
The course will be led by Irma Specht of Transition International who has over 10 years’ experience working on socio-economic reintegration programmes with the ILO and as a consultant. Other trainers and resource people with experience of different conflict regions will be brought in for particular sessions to ensure a variety of approaches and perspectives.
Criteria for Application:
You must have:
- At least five years of relevant experience in (or on) a post-conflict context
- At least three years of relevant experience in DDR or broader reintegration experience
- Knowledge of current DDR literature
- Prove that the course is relevant to your current position
- Skills and knowledge to work toward solutions
- Sufficient level of English to read, write and express yourself
- Previous attendance of a DDR course is an asset
This course is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and is co-sponsored by several organisations.