A Civil-Military-Police Handbook and Curriculum on Human Security:
Community Engagement and Security Sector Development
Updated on 5 June 2015
Parts of our first draft of the Civil Society-Miltiary-Police Handbook on Human Security are now linked here. The early drafts will go through many months of editing and commenting before we will officially publish them later this year. Contact Lisa Schirch at email@example.com with your comments or questions.
Each Module includes advanced reading and training notes for each lesson, including exercises and scenarios. Each lesson is accompanied by a powerpoint which includes illustrations and diagrams. Participants will be expected to first read the handbook. Each lesson is approximately 1 hour including a 15-20 minute powerpoint summarizing the handbook, and then 30-45 minutes of exercises and discussion on the themes of each lesson. Eventually there will be an on-line version or game to go with each lesson as well as on-line discussion forums.
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Handbook & Curriculum Introduction and Table of Contents
Module 3: Approaches to Security
Lesson 9: Human Security and National Security
Lesson 10: Approaches to Violence, Insurgency, & Terrorism
Lesson 11: Approaches to Security Sector Reform & Development (SSR)
Lesson 12: Approaches to Disarmament, Demobilization & Reintegration (DDR)
Lesson 13: Approaches to Policing and Justice
Module 4: Coordination on Conflict Assessment and Planning
Lesson 16: From Conflict Assessment to Planning
Module 5: Coordination on Civic Assistance
Lesson 17: Approaches to Civic Assistance
Module 6: Coordination on Protection of Civilians
Lesson 20: Strategies and Responsibilities for Protection of Civilians
Lesson 21: Prevention of Gender-Based Violence
Lesson 22: Addressing Civilian Casualties
Module 7: Skills in Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding
Lesson 23: Communication and Conflict Management Skills
Lesson 24: Dialogue and Facilitation Skills
Lesson 25: Negotiation Skills
Lesson 26: Mediation Skills
Module 8: Trauma Awareness, Resilience, and Managing Stress
Lesson 27: Trauma Awareness for Civil-Military-Police Relations
Lesson 28: Psychosocial Healing, Resilience, Managing Stress and Self-Care
Module 9: Security Sector Governance, Accountability & Performance
Lesson 29: Assessing and Improving Security Governance, Accountability, and Performance
Lesson 30: Security Governance, Accountability and Performance Tools
Module 10: Multi Stakeholder Process Guide
Lesson 31: Multistakeholder processes on Human Security
Lesson 32: Organizing and Designing multistakeholder processes on human security
Lesson 33: Moving to Action & Evaluation
Understand to Prevent workshop, Shrivenham UK
24-25 June 2015
The ‘Understand to Prevent' (U2P) is an initiative of MCDC (Multinational Capability Development Campaign), a learning platform for different military forces. The U2P has been considering the role of the military in conflict prevention, and the operationalisation of a comprehensive approach in the field. They look at the phases where CSOs and the military can engage, and are looking to test some of their findings in a scenario exercise in 2016. GPPAC attended their workshop at the Shrivenham Military Academy as part of the outreach and streamlining of our consortium project with relevant civil-military initiatives. See the U2P main report, Summary and Presentation.
Training of Trainers in Harrisonburg, Virginia
8 - 12 June 2015
The consortium partners convened a Training of Trainers (ToT) at the Eastern Mennonite University's Summer Peacebuilding Institute to test and refine the draft Handbook and Training Curriculum on Human Security and Peace Support Operations.The training gathered 29 participants from 25 different countries, including participants from the Global Reference Group, select experienced practitioners who will help to provide the training, and GPPAC members who provided rigorous feedback and committed to carry out a follow up activity in their home community or region.
Event: Towards a Comprehensive Approach? Civil Society and Security Sector Perspectives on Dutch Missions
24 February 2015
To move from ambition to practice, Cordaid, GPPAC and PAX convened civil society, government and security sector practitioners on 24 February to discuss different approaches to peacebuilding in three fragile contexts where Dutch missions are involved. The objective was to enable a better understanding of what types of collaboration are possible and useful, and to generate follow up actions. The meeting contrasted the different perspectives between civilian, police and military actors, and identified areas of common understanding and opportunities. It further reviewed the contextual and institutional dynamics framing civil-military relations and the discussed the required roles and relationships.
Curriculum Development Military Reference Group
2 December 2014 and 5 August 2014
Members of the planning consortium for this project at the Alliance for Peacebuilding met with military trainers from the US Army War College's Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, and other military trainers from other military academies to review the content of our training modules.
Curriculum Writing Workshop
US Institute of Peace, Washington DC
16 June 2014
A core group of members from our Global Reference Group and two consultation roundtables met to discuss curriculum writing. With presentations from both UNITAR and USIP's on-line curriculum directors, we discussed creative methods of presenting case studies and interactive scenarios to enable a more critically engaged learner.
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