(RE)INTEGRATION ADVANCED TRAINING COURSE
Dates and venue : From 10 to 16 July 2022 in Barcelona, Spain
(Re)integration Advanced Training Course
Several targeted (re)integration, resilience, self-reliance and community security projects usually occur in parallel. These projects tend to create further divisions in the communities and are often not sustainable. Mostly, separate programmes are provided for children which, in many cases, are not linked to the adults’ programmes, reducing opportunities for benefitting from the pooled resources and having young people falling in the cracks. Further, programmes are often highly centralised and thereby do not adequately respond to local contexts, nor empower local actors to plan, execute, and own the processes.
This course explores these dynamics and proposes different means to build bridges between the different approaches, programmes and its target groups in order to foster durable solutions, stability, local economic development, and (re)integration of the different groups in their host or receiving 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, Humanitarian, Development and Peace triple nexus programming, conflict sensitivity, localisation etc. Finally, 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 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 to:
- Create 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 and conflict dynamics, profiles of communities and people in need of reintegration assistance, and translate these into the design of conflict sensitive and locally-led reintegration programmes, while working within national or regional frameworks
- Obtain the understanding and tools to design and implement context driven CBRS programming including: information, counselling, and referral systems, targeted (re)integration assistance, local economic development, social support and development, and security and small arms and light weapons management
- Learn how to address cross-cutting issues including public information, persons with disabilities, natural resource management, gender and age responsiveness and especially capacity development of local service providers
- Learn about the potential role of the private sector in reintegration processes
- Share experiences and explore reintegration opportunities and challenges of people disengaging from groups listed as terrorist organisations
The course is designed to benefit government officials of locations where (re)integration programming is relevant, civil society actors of these countries, and staff from donor, UN, INGOs, research institutes and private sector actors supporting these processes.
The Barcelona International Peace Center (BIPC) jointly with Transition International (TI).