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.


Local Ownership in Security: Case Studies of Peacebuilding Approaches  offers 40 examples of successful civil-military-police coordination to support human security.


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.
Handbook Table of Contents
Lesson 5: State-Society Relations
Lesson 6: Introduction to the Security Sector
Lesson 7: Introduction to Civil Society
Lesson 8: Legal Frameworks for Civil-Military-Police Relations
Lesson 9: Approaches to Multi-Stakeholder Coordination
Lesson 10: Local Ownership and Community Engagement
Lesson 11: Organizing Multi-Stakeholder Processes
Lesson 12: Conflict Assessment Research
Lesson 13: Conflict Assessment Tools
Lesson 14: Moving From Conflict Assessment to Planning
Lesson 15: Human Security and National Security
Lesson 16: Approaches to Security
Lesson 17: Approaches to Justice and Policing
Lesson 18: Approaches to Security Sector Reform (SSR)
Lesson 19: Approaches to Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) 
Lesson 20: Communication and Conflict Skills
Lesson 21: Dialogue and Facilitation Skills
Lesson 22: Negotiation Skills
Lesson 23: Mediation Skills
Lesson 24: Understanding Civilian Assistance
Lesson 25: Coordinating Civilian Assistance
Lesson 26: Mainstreaming Protection of Civilians
Lesson 27: Gender Mainstreaming in Security
Lesson 28: Mitigating Civilian Harm
Lesson 29: Trauma Awareness
Lesson 30: Resilience, Self-Care and Managing Stress
Lesson 31: Security Governance, Accountability and Performance


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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