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From: Action Asia <actionasia@...>
Date: Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 12:05 AM
Subject: Reintegration of Ex-Combatants: Advanced Training Course
To: Action Asia <actionasia@...
Reintegration of Ex-Combatants: Advanced Training Course (level 5)
a one-week residential course at Overste Hof, Landgraaf, Netherlands, 21-28
Cost: FREE. Full board accommodation for duration of the course is also
provided FREE of charge.
Participants have to cover their own travel costs
Deadline for applications: 1000 GMT, 1st May 2009
This course is aimed at bringing together people working in the field of
Reintegration of Ex Combatants to share best practices and lessons learnt
from reintegration experiences in different parts of the world. The course
will build and enhance the skills and knowledge of participants so as to be
able to improve the quality of the work of reintegration. It will support
participants in assessing local realities and help to design, implement and
coordinate tailored reintegration efforts more effectively, ensuring that
future work measures up to IDDR standards.
1. Overview of DDR and its role in the peace process
2. Disarmament and demobilisation
3. Preparing for reintegration
4. Socio-economic (re)integration: strategy and programme options
5. The community perspective
6. Psycho-social factors
7. Special concerns (Child soldiers, people with disabilities, gender and
8. DDR and related discussions (DDR and its linkages with SSR, Transitional
This is a very practical and interactive course, focusing on the acquisition
of relevant knowledge and skills using role plays, case studies, group work
and simulations. Participants are expected to bring a wealth of skills and
experience with them and to share these with the rest of the group as an
integral part of the learning process.
This is an assessed course leading to a certificate for successful
completion. This certificate is awarded following an assessment of
participants on their ability to operate as a reintegration specialist.
The lead trainer, Irma Specht of Transition International, has 15 years of
Reintegration experience throughout the world and works at policy, research,
programming, training and implementation levels of Reintegration. Other
trainers and resource people with experience of different conflict regions
will be brought in for particular sessions to ensure a variety of approaches
Criteria for Application:
The course is targeted at experienced professionals in the field of
In order to be selected as a participant from the large number of applicants
the following criteria have been established:
· At least 5 years of experience working on DDR or other
· Currently working on or in a DDR or related processes in any
· Some experience in management, policy or programme development;
· Sufficient level of English to read, write and express themselves;
Previous attendance of a DDR course is an asset
To apply: Go to www.international-alert.org/training
, where you will find a
full description of the course. You can download an application form for
this course and email it to Aurélien Tobie atatobie@...
. Alternatively, please complete the attached
application form and send it together with your CV to Aurélien Tobie. If you
have any questions, please contact us on the same email.
This course is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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