Updated on 1 March 2016

The Handbook on Human Security: A Civil-Military-Police Curriculum is an innovative, first-of-its-kind integrated civil-military-police training curriculum aims to provide practical guidance and a shared set of terms and concepts to enable civil-military-police coordination to support human security. (See below to download individual lessons and powerpoints)


Local Ownership in Security: Case Studies of Peacebuilding Approaches  offers 40 examples of successful civil-military-police coordination to support human security. (See below to download individual case studies)


Policy Brief  on Local Ownership, Community Engagement, and Human Security provides a summary of the main themes in the two books.


Two videos (see links below) were launched at the 9-11 December 2015 conference in The Hague at the Civil-Military Cooperation Center of Excellence (CCOE).



VIdeo on the Need for Integrated Civil-Military-Police Training

Video on Stories of Local Ownership of Security

The Handbook includes 10 modules and 31 lessons with reading and training notes for each lesson, including exercises and scenarios. Each lesson is approximately 1 hour including a optional 15-20 minute powerpoint summarizing the handbook, and then 30-45 minutes of exercises and discussion on the themes. We welcome your comments and suggestions.  Please email with any contributions or reactions.
Powerpoints accompanying each lesson will be uploaded in March-April 2016 and can be found by clicking the Lesson title. The text for each lesson can be found by clicking the Module name.
Joint Civil-Military-Police Capacity Building for Human Security
Joint Police-Community Platforms for Local Ownership

Local Ownership in Dismarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR)
Gender Mainstreaming in Security


Jenny Aulin from consortium member GPPAC gave a guest lecture at a Security Sector Reform (SSR) course by the Folke Bernadotte Academy in Barcelona. The session focused on the role of civil society...
On 9-11 December 2015, GPPAC, AfP and the Kroc Institute convened an international civilian-military-police conference in The Hague to launch and share the contents of our Training curriculum in a...
The consortium partners convened a Training of Trainers (ToT) at the Eastern Mennonite University's Summer Peacebuilding Institute to test and refine the draft Handbook and Training Curriculum on...
To move from ambition to practice, Cordaid, GPPAC and PAX convened civil society, government and security sector practitioners on 24 February to discuss different approaches to peacebuilding in...


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