Project Partners

This 3-year project is delivered by a consortium of civil society organizations supported by a 3-year grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. The project partners are:

Contact: Lisa Schirch

Participants & Partners

This project is informed by a global reference group of relevant Civil Society practitioners and experts. Additional consultations involve a variety of NATO and military personnel, Europe-based NGOs and US-based NGOs that are involved in Security Sector Reform activities using a peacebuilding perspective. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact 

Reference Group

1. Lisa Schirch, Alliance for Peacebuilding (US/Canada)

2. Mallika Joseph, Regional Center for Security Studies (Sri Lanka)

3. Rachel Fairhurst, University of Notre Dame Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies (US)

4. Jenny Aulin, Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) (Based in The Netherlands)

5. Noah Salameh, Centre for Conflict Resolution & Reconciliation – CCRR, (Palestine)

6. Deng (Maria Ida) Giguiento, Catholic Relief Services/Balay Mindanao, (Philippines)

7. Ana Glenda Tager, InterPeace, (Guatemala)

8. Thiago Rodrigues, Universite Fulminense, (Brazil)

9. Gavin Cawthra, African Security Sector Network (based in South Africa)

10. Shaffik Siddiq, Afghanistan Justice Organization (Afghanistan)

11. Vincent Azumah, WANEP, (Ghana/West Africa)

12. Peter MARUGA, NPI-Africa, (Kenya)

13. Bernardo Arevalo de Leon – InterPeace (based in Geneva)

14. Lesley Connolly / Abu Sherif, ACCORD, (South Africa)

15. Evariste Karambizi, UN Institute for Training and Research - UNITAR (Based in Geneva)

16. Claudia Croci, UNITAR (Based in Geneva)

17. Adedeji Ebo, UN Security Sector Reform Unit, (New York) (tentative)

18. Mark Downes/ Eleanore Pavey, International Security Sector Advisory Team - ISSAT (based in Geneva)





Security Sector and Community Engagement


Project Summary

This 3-year project will produce a handbook and on-line training curriculum to improve security sector and civil society engagement.  The goal of the project is to increase the safety of individuals and communities, as measured by local perceptions. The project coordinates the development of the curriculum by bringing together groups already providing training on these topics to form a master curriculum that maps lessons learned and resources. The project's process includes a carefully designed set of civil-military consultations and conference that bring together civil society and security sector professionals on the curriculum's themes and content. 


Download the 20 page document Project Overview with Handbook and Curriculum Outline.


For more information, please go to our project website.

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