ADA University (formerly Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy) and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) have developed joint experience in training Afghan government officials since 2010.
Building on the success of the first four courses (which focused on the rule of law, nation- and state-building), the aim of this year’s course is:
To develop capacity in the Afghan Government and civil society by training selected Afghan participants dealing with or implementing key aspects of security sector reform (SSR) as part of post-conflict reconstruction and stabilization in a delicate transition phase, using the experience of other states or regions which have emerged as independent from war, insurgency, ethnic conflict, invasion or occupation.
This policy area has been chosen as central to Afghanistan’s current challenges, at a moment when a new leadership is chosen for the country and the international coalition forces are scheduled to complete the transfer of security responsibility to the national authorities. In the training, with case studies and exercises, speakers from or with experience in Afghanistan and other regions such as Central Asia or the Balkans will provide first-hand examples of how their respective nation-states managed change. The the course will provide the participants with a diversity of approaches so that they have a ‘menu of choice’ to consider, reflect upon, adapt or reject, as they deem appropriate for their institution or government department.
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