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-Military-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. The handbook and an accompanying set of case studies on Civil Society-Military-Police Collaboration on Human Security and SSR will be launched at a 9-11 December 2015 conference in The Hague at the Civil-Military Cooperation Center of Excellence (CCOE).
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.
We welcome your comments and suggestions.  Please email with any contributions or reactions.
Handbook & Curriculum Introduction and Table of Contents
Module 4: Approaches to Security
Lesson 12: Human Security and National Security
Lesson 13: Approaches to Violence, Insurgency, & Terrorism
Lesson 14: Approaches to Security Sector Reform & Development (SSR)
Lesson 15: Approaches to Disarmament, Demobilization & Reintegration (DDR)
Lesson 16: Approaches to Policing and Justice
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


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