Haiti DDR-CVR Training Workshop
TI designed and provided training to the members of the National DDR Commission in Haiti, followed by the drafting of a new National and Community Violence Reduction strategy aiming to address gang-related violence and the proliferation of small arms and light weapons across the country (UNDP and BINUH – Haiti).
The Hague Academy for Local Governance
In 2020, TI designed and delivered a module on Local Economic and Social development (LESD) in conflict and fragile countries.
Folke Bernadotte Academy: Course on Reintegration for the UN Mission in Colombia
TI conducted this course aimed at identifying fundamental elements of the Integrated DDR Standards with emphasis on reintegration, to familiarise themselves with current discussions related to community-based reintegration and reintegration and community security, taking into account the UNVMC mandate. Its objective was to identify international cases of reintegration support with emphasis on verification tasks, including related challenges and lessons learned, to familiarise themselves with verification methodologies and understand the roles played by missions, agencies and the international community in general and to adapt the international experience in this area to the key elements of the Colombian process.
UNAOC Training in New York
TI conducted a 5-day training course for UNOAC with the intention to strengthen staff capabilities to manage projects along principles of results-based management, as well as fund raising, writing proposals and donor relations.
The Hague Academy for Local Governance and TI: Joint course
In 2018, TI and The Hague academy designed and delivered a new joint course on Conflict, Rule of Law & Local Security which explores how to increase community security in countries or regions where security is weak as a result of past or ongoing violent conflict. TI delivered several modules and designed and implemented a simulation exercise of one day.
Folke Bernadotte Academy: Exercise Viking 18
TI’s aim of Viking 18 is to train and educate participants – civilian, military and police – to meet the challenges of current and future multidimensional crisis response and peace operations. This includes planning and conducting a UN mandated Chapter VII peace operation in an unstable environment, based on a comprehensive approach and focusing on co-operation and co-ordination between all relevant actors.
Conference on land conflicts in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
TI was contracted by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kigali (Rwanda) to organise and facilitate a conference on land conflicts in Eastern DRC which will be held in Goma in March 2019. An expected 150 high level experts and actors will meet to take stock and analyse the wide range of land conflicts, evaluate current interventions and identify gaps and needs for comprehensively addressing land related issues. The conference is planned by three committees consisting of high-level stakeholders such as academics from the DRC, Netherlands and Belgium, central, provincial and local Government representatives, INGOs and UN agencies. TI has been contracted to facilitate the work of these committees as well as to facilitate and take on the logistical organisation of the conference in Goma in 2019.
To coordinate and decide on the content of the conference, a pre-conference was help in Wageningen between the 12th and 17th November 2018. This pre-conference brought together members of the Scientific and Organising Committees and the decisions on the content of the conference were studied and finalised to satisfy all the stakeholders.
TI conducted Patrir assignment was a DDR training for 15 Syrian trainees in Beirut, followed by an 8 months coaching phase supporting the candidates to implement community driven DDR initiatives in Syria.
Finnish Defence Forces International Centre (FINCENT): Rwanda
The TI Rule of Law desk supported FINCENT’s Protection of Civilians course held in Kigali Rwanda for the African Standby Force, a multidisciplinary peacekeeping force with military, police and civilian contingents. TI provided training on Protection of Civilians, International Organisation’s and Peace and Security, Legal Aspects of Peacekeeping and Human Rights.
Swedish Armed Forces International Centre (SWEDINT): Stockholm
TI led the provision of training on legal aspects of peacekeeping organised by the Swedish Armed Forces International Centre (SWEDINT) for civilians and military offers to be deployed to UN led peace support missions. The courses held at SWEDINT‘s headquarters in Stockholm included topics on the UN Charter and the Maintenance of Peace and Security, Human Rights, the Rule of Law, Protection of Civilians, Rules of Engagement and the UN Code of Conduct with emphasis on the prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.
In June, TI made an opening address in a seminar on Civil-Military Relations at SWEDINT and provided training on DDR and Transitional Justice held by the UNDP in Sweden.
VNG International: Somaliland
TI developed and facilitated a three-day gender training workshop for local government officials in Somaliland. The training was aimed at introducing local governments to basic concepts of gender and gender equality and also to equip the LGs to develop gender mainstreaming plans in their areas of work.
VNG International: South Sudan
TI developed and facilitated a similar, as above, gender training workshop for local government officials and representatives of water management committees in Kapoeta State in South Sudan in November 2017. As the educational level of participants was much lower than in Somaliland, this training was much more “hands-on” and practically oriented towards the current situation in South Sudan.
Swedish Armed Forces International Centre
TI provided interactive pre-deployment training to police, military and civilian peacekeepers in a UN accredited course organized by the Swedish Armed Forces International Centre. Topics included the UN Charter, human rights, rule of law and protection of civilians. Also trained uniformed personnel on civil-military relations, ethical conduct, prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse and the rules of engagement in a UN PKO.
Folke Bernadotte Academy
TI co-designed a workshop on Community Based Reintegration (CBR) in Goma. The general objective of the workshop was to build capacity of national actors on the CBR approach and to provide an introduction into the broader concept of Community Based Reintegration and Security.
UNICEF: South Sudan
TI designed and delivered training for UNICEF child protection professionals, to equip them with knowledge and skills to enable them to adapt child protection approaches to support Children Associated with Armed Forces and Armed Groups in South Sudan.
World Bank: Philippines
TI designed and co-implemented with the WB a workshop on Community Based Normalisation. The specific objective was to share international experience on community based reintegration models, with a focus on Information, Counselling, and Referral Systems (ICRS) and to facilitate the relevant stakeholders to adapt this to the Bangsamoro context and existing structures. As a consequence of this collaboration TI has drafted an adapted programme approach document in collaboration with representatives of the Government of the Philippines, MILF, World Bank, and other stakeholders.
TI conducted a technical workshop on release and reintegration processes for children and adolescents. This was attended by international and national experts on the process of release and reintegration of children and adolescents recruited by different forces and /or armed groups with the aim of exchanging experiences and lessons learned.
M&C Saatchi: Libya
TI provided advisory services during a working session with the Libyan Programme for Reintegration and Development (LPRD) held in Istanbul, as well as on-demand support.
TI attended the EEAS Seminar and conducted a training on DDR in the work of the European Union.
Chemonics/USAID Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI): Libya
TI designed and delivered eight three-day workshops for Thuwar leaders (commanders) for the WAC, Libya. Training focussed on conflict resolution, facilitation of dialogue, conflict transformation and civilian leadership.
UNDP & Sudan DDR Commission: Sudan
TI designed and delivered two training workshops on Community Based Reintegration and Security (CBRS) for the Sudan DDR Commission and relevant UNDP stakeholders.
Oxfam Novib: South Sudan & Great Lakes
TI provided a training on conflict sensitive programming in South Sudan and the Great Lakes region.
The Netherlands Defense Academy, The Hague
TI designed and delivered a module on ‘Gender in operations’.
TI designed and delivered a training workshop on livelihood promotion in Afghanistan, in the framework of the joint UNDP/UNHCR Return Programme.
South Sudan DDR Commission supported by UNICEF: South Sudan
TI designed and implemented a training course on economic reintegration of children, for SSDDRC staff, UNICEF and implementing partners of the DDR programme in South Sudan
UNDP: South Sudan
TI designed and delivered a 140-participant, multi-stakeholder workshop in South Sudan (followed by the development of a five-year DDR strategic plan).
Norwegian Defence International Centre (NODEFIC)
TI provided annual inputs to the DDR planners course with the design and delivery of modules on socio-economic profiling and opportunity mapping for the DDR planning course.
UNDP and NODEFIC: Norway
TI designed and delivered two modules in the new Gender and DDR course in Oslo.
TI designed and delivered a four-day training workshop (twice) on socio-economic reintegration in Sudan, and a three-day training on counselling and referral for caseworkers in Sudan. Participants included UNDP, UNAMID and North and South DDR Commission staff.
Stabilisation Unit for DPKO
TI delivered a one day workshop on the formulation of Gender indicators for DPKO gender experts from around the world during their annual meeting.
TI provided a training session on economic reintegration at International Alert’s round table for EU staff on “Socio-economic reintegration of ex-combatants – challenges and opportunities for enhancing human security”.
TI designed a training module on the “Release and DDR of Children”, including a PowerPoint Presentation, speakers notes and exercises.
ICCO and Kerk in Actie
TI conducted a series of training workshops on “Conflict Analysis for Conflict Transformation (CT)” designed and delivered in Uganda, DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, and Afghanistan to ICCO & Kerk in Actie partners (NGOs). The end result was a shared conflict analysis forming the basis for programme development in CT in the different conflict zones. Consequently, workshops on CT were designed using the theory of change to develop a common vision and strategy for CT. Finally a series of workshops were delivered in which an actual programme for CT was designed.
ICCO and Kerk in Actie: Afganistan
TI designed a research guide for Afghan NGOs to effectively conduct participatory programme design approaches based upon assessments at the grassroots level.
TI provided the course director for the EU DDR course on the reintegration of ex-combatants. This entailed the design and development of the complete curriculum for a new pilot course on socio-economic reintegration as part of the EC project on training for civilian aspects of crisis management.
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
TI delivered two lectures during the “Training Course for Civilian Aspects of Crisis Management” (an EU-UN course). Lectures included: Context of Reintegration; Strategy Options for Reintegration; (Re)integration of Children and Youth; and Components of a Reintegration Programme.
Zentrum für Internationale Friedenseinsätze (ZIF)
TI designed and delivered a module on socio-economic reintegration for a training course on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration. The course was jointly organized by the Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF) and Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC).
Université libre de Bruxelles, Pôle Bernheim d’Etudes sur la Paix et la Citoyenneté, Réseau d’Etudes en Politique Internationale
TI provided a presentation on the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration of Girl Ex-Combatants at the “Women and Conflict Conference: Gender Perspectives on Peace and War”, held in Brussels.
Scuola Sant’Anna: Pisa, Italy
TI designed and delivered a module on socio-economic strategies for the reintegration of ex-combatants, at an EU – UN training course on Disarmament Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR),
Bonn International Centre for Conversion (BICC): Germany
TI contributed to the Training and Education on Small Arms (TRESA) project by designing training modules on Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration of Ex-Combatants, as well as Small Arms and Youth.
Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP): Switzerland
TI provided a presentation on “child warriors” for military officers and civil servants from the Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs, from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and several Mediterranean countries at their International Training Course in Security Policy.
International Training Centre: Budapest
TI provided a presentation for the International training course in security policy, as part of an EC training project on civilian aspects of crisis management. TI delivered a lecture on gender issues to military officers and civil servants from the Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs, NATO and several Mediterranean countries.