Deadline: 20 September 2019
The Hague Academy for Local Governance is seeking applications for its “Conflict, Rule of Law and Local Security” course which will take place in The Hague from 28 October to 8 November 2019.
How can local actors improve human security and state security in conflict-affected areas? What challenges affect the local government’s ability to promote the rule of law? How can citizens be enabled to actively use the law? What are the most recent experiences in international Security Sector Reform policy frameworks? How can human security approaches be effective in the context of violent extremism? And how can inclusive local economic development contribute to stabilisation and sustaining peace? This two-week intensive training course will equip you with practical and academic insights to help you tackle these questions and work towards community security.
Conflict and its myriad forms — interstate war, intrastate rebellion, armed militia’s destabilizing a region, violent extremism or social exclusion — affect all, especially at the local level. Understanding the root causes and drivers of conflict is one of several steps necessary to ensure local security.
In this training, applicants will gain specific knowledge, tailored approaches and practical tools to help applicants conduct a thorough conflict and security analysis. International experts will guide the discussion to impart a better understanding of how stakeholders at the different levels of government can promote positive conflict transformation.
Specific attention will be given to the concept of community security and its underlying principles. Using a diverse set of case studies, along with interactive workshop sessions, applicants will learn how to develop and implement a security plan.
Security at the local level can only be reached with an integrated approach focusing on immediate quick-wins and sustainable long-term solutions. Not only the security and justice sector, but all actors at the different governance layers play an essential role in achieving this goal.
The course will help applicants to:
- understand the root causes and dynamics of conflict;
- increase knowledge of the different approaches and tools for conflict mapping and conduct a conflict analysis;
- gain more insight into the roles of different governmental, security and judicial institutions in conflict transformation and restoring security;
- reflect critically on the general notions of Rule of Law, its dilemmas and its implementation at the local level;
- understand the need for comprehensive security programming and community-driven approaches to reintegration, prevention of violent extremism, local economic development and social cohesion;
- apply the lessons learnt in the simulation exercise.
After successful completion of the course, applicants will receive a certificate from The Hague Academy for Local Governance.
Professionals from government agencies, civil society, and non-governmental organisations, as well as international institutions, who have been working directly with or on issues related to conflict-affected areas.
For more information, visit https://thehagueacademy.com/blog/2018/04/2019-course-conflict-rule-law-local-security/