Course on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration

The process of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) is an output of conflict resolution and a facilitator of peace-building.

DDR involves the standing down of parties to a conflict and the reintegration of ex-combatants into civilian life. It seeks to address the post-conflict security challenge that arises from ex-combatants being left without livelihoods or support networks during such critical transition periods.

The FBA offers a yearly two-week course on DDR. The course combines practical experiences from different DDR programmes with theoretical views on the subject. It is based on the UN Integrated DDR Standards (IDDRS).

Course subjects

  • Concepts, policy and strategy of IDDRS.
  • Structures and processes (integrated mission planning; mission and programme support; national institutions for DDR; monitoring and evaluation of DDR programmes; arms control security and development).
  • Operations, programmes and support (i.e, disarmament; demobilization; social and economic reintegration; security and operational support; information campaigns; weapons control and destruction)
  • Cross-cutting issues (i.e. gender and DDR; children and DDR; health and DDR; DDR and SSR; DDR and transitional justice).

Target group

The course will appeal to representatives from international organizations, governmental agencies, diplomats, police and military personnel, academics as well as members from both international and national NGOs. Most course participants will be working in DDR-related positions or seeking to do so in the future.

Next course

For information about the next course and its application procedure, see upcoming courses. This page is continually updated.

If you cannot find information about the course you are interested in, please contact the course administration at courses@fba.se.

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