From 9-11 December 2015, the Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP), GPPAC and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies convened the global conference "Preparing a New Generation of Civil-Military-Police Coordination for Human Security." Over 70 participants from around 30 countries around the world representing civil society, the military and the police participated in this event, hosted at the Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence (CCOE) in The Hague. Successful cases and personal insights from peacebuilding organisations, the military and the police on civil-military-police coordination for human security were presented and discussed, to encourage others to follow their path.
The conference saw the launch of the training curriculum "Handbook on Human Security: A Civil Society-Military-Police Curriculum", the case study report on "Local Ownership in Security: Case Studies of Peacebuilding Approaches", and the "Policy Brief on Local Ownership, Coordination and Human Security".
This event was an opportunity for key stakeholders to familiarise themselves with the training curriculum in an interactive setting, and to explore opportunities for dissemination in diverse settings. On this page, you can find the conference materials and the conference report.
Quotes from conference participants:
"This is not just a Handbook to be used – this is a banner to be waved."
"Why am I doing what I am doing? I believe that the work to build a more peaceful country is everyone's calling"
"The Handbook is not a doctrine, but a framework. It can form the basis for discussion between civil society, the military and the police."
"At first I did not really believe that we could train our troops and the paramilitary on peacebuilding because they might not understand it. But I was wrong, even the ordinary soldier has an idea of peace and can learn about peace. And so the idea of winning the peace came to my mind instead of just defeating the enemy."
"We have to fully comprehend the power of this platform to shift the paradigm and the narrative on the importance of civil-military police coordination among civilians, the military, police, policymakers and practitioners."
Global Conference documents
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