About the Course
Given the current needs for de-radicalisation, Disarmament and Reintegration during and in post conflict settings, the frequent exposure of communities to extremist ideologies, failing community conflict resolution mechanisms which could address the pull and push factors and limited capacity of relevant State and non state actors to play their role; there has been a critical need for capacity enhancement. This training is tailored to empower stakeholders at local, national and regional levels to be more prepared while managing and coordinating support during peace keeping operations.
VISO and Gulu University (IPSS) have centralised this capacity enhancement platform aimed at improving CVE/ DDR program design, implementation and monitoring for key actors in conflict zones. The training aims to strengthen capacity and improve design for initiatives while aligning intervention goals to standard common practices including counter-violent extremism through high level interactions with experts and field experience in Africa.
The purpose of this training is to strengthen the capacity of DDR practitioners to better respond to the post conflict reconstruction and conflict transformation. They will also be able to;
Have an in-depth knowledge of DDR and its evolution; modern conflicts including violent extremist groups, their motivation and how they are organised.
Contextualise the understanding and application of DDR standards into country specific interventions.
Designing community strategies that form the foundation for DDR implementation and P/CVE.
Conduct assessments and design evidence-based based interventions for stable and sustainable communities in post conflict communities.
This training will last for 7 days; there will be classroom discussion and field visits arranged to expose the learners to post conflict communities in northern Uganda. This will help learners gain a deeper sense of the local and international environment in which post conflict reconstruction should consider. This course is designed to widen the learners’ knowledge and practice on;
Introduction to DDDR and Violent extremist organisation.
Social issues in DDR and P/CVE.
Security issues during and in post conflict situation.
Planning for interventions.
Transition from military to civilian life.
Socio-political and economic issues (obstacles) to P/CVE and DDR in general.
Aligning DDR to political transition or conflict resolution.
During this training, different interactive, learner-based approaches will be utilised. This will include presentations, discussions, group work and scenario-based exercises. There will also be reflections at group level and individual to support the learning experience.
Facilitators will incorporate experts from diverse background and experience in conflict management who will offer a global and continental experience on the subject.
Learners from diverse professional and geographical backgrounds will be drawn to this once in a life-time experience.
This will be a perfect platform to develop extensive network and peer- learning for DDR practitioners.
This training is suitable to practitioners with intermediate knowledge on peace-building mechanisms, community policing and civil military relations and have a great sense of motivation to study DDR/PCVE. Civil servants including the police, military personnel, academics, diplomats, representatives of government institutions or Agencies, non-governmental organisations and researchers from various institutions from different geographical locations. in order to fully assimilate the contents of the course, participants are expected to actively engage with trainers, the course material, and with other participants.
LANGUAGE: As the course is taught fully in English, fluency is a requirement.
There are three training schedules for the year 2021 as below;
Feb 29 to Mar 14, 2021 - Admitting only 30 Participants.
June 27 to July 11, 2021 - Admitting only 30 participants.
December 5 - 19, 2021 - Admitting only 30 participants.
COST AND LOCATION:
The course fee has been revised to USD 910 for online option and USD 1,250 for the face to face program covering specific in-country training costs directly related to meals, local transfers and hotels.
Participants are also expected to cover their air travel to and from Uganda. The course organisers (VISO and Gulu university) will not be in a position to provide admitted participants with visa assistance in excess of a formal letter of invitation.
HOW TO APPLY:
You are invited to express your interest in attending the course by January 25, 2021. We encourage applicants to carefully explain their professional experience and motivation for applying to the course.
Send your application and C.V or any other enquiries to email : .