COMMUNITY BASED (RE)INTEGRATION AND SECURITY TRAINING COURSE FOR PRACTITIONERS
Dates and venue : December 13 to 20, 2020 in Barcelona (*possible change of location if needed in the light of the COVID-19 situation and the public health recommendations)
Community Based (Re)integration and Security Training Course for Practitioners
The rationale for this course stems from reality, where several targeted (re)integration, resilience, self-reliance and community security projects usually occur in parallel, creating further divisions in the communities and often not sustainable. Most programmes are highly centralised and thereby do not adequately respond to local contexts, or empower local actors to plan, execute, and own the processes.
This course proposes different means to build bridges between the different approaches, programmes and its target groups to foster durable solutions, stability, local economic development, and (re)integration of the different groups in their host- or receiving chosen communities. It explores responding to new realities, new practices and theories, including on (re)integration and prevention approaches in ongoing conflicts, recruitment and disengagement from extremist groups, sustainability of (re)integration, among others. As such, the course presents an innovative approach for more comprehensive context and community driven (re)integration, integration, resilience, and community security programming, named Community Based (Re)integration and Security (CBRS). The practitioner course will dive deep into the “how” of this approach, considering today´s complex realities.
The training will allow participants to assess specificities of different programming contexts, develop informed and coherent programmatic responses, and coordinate and implement coherent and context-driven socio-economic (re)integration and community security programmes in partnership with communities. The overall objectives of the course are therefore to:
- Obtain a common understanding of the different approaches in (re)integration, release and (re)integration of children, resilience, community violence reduction, community security and youth in conflict programming, and build bridges between the participants coming from these different fields
- Obtain the tools to effectively assess local context dynamics for (re)integration programming in insecure areas
- Learn how to design and adapt context driven CBRS-like interventions, in a participatory way
- Obtain the tools to implement context driven CBRS programming including: information, counselling, and referral systems, targeted (re)integration assistance, local economic development, social support and development, local security and small arms and light weapons management
- Learn how to address cross-cutting issues including natural resource management, gender and age responsiveness, conflict sensitivity, and especially capacity development of local actors including service providers
- Explore how to work on (re)integration in contexts of radicalization and violent extremism; and
- Explore implementation modalities and innovative community-driven monitoring approaches.
The course is designed for government officials, civil society actors, UN staff, research institutes, other international organisations and donors in countries where (re)integration programming is relevant.
The Barcelona International Peace Center (BIPC) jointly with Transition International (TI).