Handbook on Human Security: A Civil-Military-Police Curriculum
The Handbook (download here) is an innovative, first-of-its-kind integrated civil-military-police training curriculum which aims to provide practical guidance and a shared set of terms and concepts to enable civil-military-police coordination to support human security. It explores ways to achieve meaningful local ownership in the security sector. It provides nearly forty case studies of civil society and security actors using the principles of peacebuilding to work together towards human security.
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It creates a foundation for understanding why it is important for civil society, civilians in government, military and police to coordinate their approaches to human security.
| Lesson 1: Mapping Stakeholders in Complex Environments |
Lesson 2: Adaptive Leadership
Lesson 3: Inter-Cultural Competence
Lesson 4: Self-Assessment
This module provides a conceptual foundation for analysis of the roles and responsibilities of each of these stakeholders.
| 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
This modules identifies a range of approaches to civil-military-police coordination. It explores how coordination relates to local
Both technical and conceptual, the module aims to identify different types of coordination forums to increase local ownership in security.
| Lesson 9: Approaches to Multi-Stakeholder Coordination |
Lesson 10: Local Ownership and Community Engagement
Lesson 11: Organising Multi-Stakeholder Processes
Coordination on Conflict Assessment
This module provides security forces, security policymakers and civil society with shared tools for researching and carrying out a conflict assessment and designing a basic intervention plan.
Without a shared understanding of the particular challenges of a given conflict, there can be no comprehensive strategy or coordination to support human security.
| Lesson 12: Conflict Assessment Research |
Lesson 13: Conflict Assessment Tools
Lesson 14: Moving from Conflict Assessment to Planning
Comparing Approaches to Security
This module compares and contrasts different approaches to security. There are fundamental tensions between different approaches to security.
Understanding different points of view is essential to enable all stakeholders to appreciate the different theories of change that underlie the strategic narrative in each approach.
| Lesson 15: Human Security and National Security |
Lesson 16: Approaches to Violence
Lesson 17: Approaches to Policing and Justice
Lesson 18: Approaches to to Security Sector Reform (SSR)
Lesson 19: Approaches to Disarmament, Demobilisation & Reintegration
This module provides civil society, military and police leaders with practical skills in communication, dialogue, negotiation
| Lesson 20: Communication and Conflict Skills |
Lesson 21: Dialogue and Facilitation Skills
Lesson 22: Negotiation Skills
Lesson 23: Mediation Skills
This module helps civilians,
| Lesson 24: Understanding Civilian Assistance |
Lesson 25: Coordinating Civilian Assistance
Protection of Civilians
This module provides a foundation
This module aims to provide a common understanding in each
| Lesson 26: Mainstreaming Protection of Civilians |
Lesson 27: Gender Mainstreaming in Security
Lesson 28: Mitigating Civilian Harm
Trauma Awareness, Resilience & Managing Stress
This module provides an
| Lesson 29: Trauma Awareness |
Lesson 30: Resilience, Self-Care and Managing Stress
Security Governance, Accountability & Performance
This module concludes the
|Lesson 31: Assessing Security Governance, Accountability & Performance|
The Improving Practice Working Group had a global learning exchange in The Hague on 9-11 October, with participants from 9 regions as well as global training providers. The group worked through a number of modules and case studies from the Handbook on Human Security and deliberated on planning for next year.