Local Ownership in Security: Case Studies of Peacebuilding Approaches
This report (download here) 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.
Each case study highlights the efforts that civil society and security actors have undertaken in order to reach out to each other, create collaborative processes and participatory mechanisms to solve problems related to human security in particular local or national context. The report also tries to draw out lessons from these cases to help those who are seeking to engage with the civil society or security actors to improve human security to achieve better results.
Capacity Building for
Training often is a starting point, enabling
Most of the case studies in this section of the report document how civil society is providing training to security forces to help them improve their
| The Philippines: Civil Society-Military-Police Capacity Building |
Israel and Palestine: Training Security Forces in Negotiation
South Africa: Building Capacity for Human Security
Brazil: Civil-Military-Police Joint Training
Fiji: Training Military on Trauma Healing and Conflict Transformation
US: Training Military in Trauma Awareness and Resilience
Mali: Training Military in IHL and Human Rights
Burundi: Leadership Training Programme
US: Training for US Military
US and Global: Training on Civilian Harm Mititgation
Global Training on "Do No Harm"
| Afghanistan: Democratic Policing |
Bangladesh: Community Security
Uganda: Participatory Community Security Assessment
Nepal: Business and Security
Kenya: Preventing Youth Violenc
Lebanon: Building Trust between Communities and Local Police
Tanzania: Safety around Mining Sites
Local Ownership in DDR
This chapter describes four case studies where peacebuilding skills and processes
| DRC: Peacebuilding-based DDR |
Mozambique: Civil Society Roles in DDR
Afghanistan: Mediation-based DDR
Burundi: Civil Society Roles in DDR
The following case studies show how peacebuilding organisations approach SGBV and the inclusion of women in different contexts.
| Fiji: Women, Peace and Security in Defence Policy |
Pakistan: Gender-Responsive Policing
Pakistan: Training Women to Participate in Security Policymaking
National Level Platforms
This chapter explores national-level case studies
| Burundi: Civil Society Consultation and Oversight in SSR/D |
Guatemala: Toward a Democratic Security Policy
The Philippines: The "Bantay Bayanihan" Forum
Ghana: A National Infrastructure for Peace
Kenya: A National Peace Council
West Africa: Early Warning and Early Response
Senegal: The Armée-Nation as Indigenous Model for Peace
Guinea: Civil-Military "Champions of Change"
Yemen: National and Regional Dialogues on Justice and Security
Libya: Multi-stakeholder National Dialogue Preparatory Commission
This chapter draws out the challenges and lessons learned identified in the case studies.