Conflict, Rule of Law and Local Security

Training
from The Hague Academy for Local Governance
Registration deadline: 13 Sep 2019 Training date: 28 Oct 2019 to 08 Nov 2019 More Information

How can local governments improve security in conflict-affected areas? What challenges affect the local government’s ability to promote the rule of law? And how will conducting a thorough conflict and security assessment help ensure stability at the local level? This course will teach you about the underlying principles of community security and how best to apply its basic components.

Conflict and its myriad forms — interstate war, intrastate rebellion, armed militia’s destabilizing a region, violent extremism or social exclusion — affect all, especially at the local level. Understanding the root causes and drivers of conflict is one of several steps necessary to ensure local security.

In this training, you will gain specific knowledge, tailored approaches and practical tools to help you conduct a thorough conflict and security analysis. International experts will guide the discussion to impart a better understanding of how stakeholders at the different levels of government can promote positive conflict transformation.

Specific attention will be given to the concept of community security and its underlying principles. Using a diverse set of case studies, along with interactive workshop sessions and a simulation exercise, you will learn how to develop and implement a security plan.

Security at the local level can only be reached with an integrated approach focusing on immediate quick-wins and sustainable long-term solutions. Not only the security and justice sector, but all actors at the different governance layers play an essential role in achieving this goal. The course will take place in The Hague from 28 October to 8 November 2019.

Key Information

  • The training will take place from 28 October – 8 November 2019.
  • The application deadline is 13 September 2019.
  • Group discounts are available if you participate with three or more colleagues.
  • For general inquiries, please contact info@thehagueacademy.com or call +(31) 70 37 38 695.

Learning Objectives

The course will help you:

  • understand the root causes and dynamics of conflict;
  • increase knowledge of the different approaches and tools for conflict mapping and conduct a conflict analysis;
  • gain more insight into the roles of different governmental, security and judicial institutions in conflict transformation and restoring security;
  • reflect critically on the general notions of Rule of Law, its dilemmas and its implementation at the local level;
  • understand the need for comprehensive security programming and community-driven approaches to reintegration, prevention of violent extremism, local economic development and social cohesion;
  • apply the lessons learnt in the simulation exercise.

After successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate from The Hague Academy for Local Governance.

Intended Audience

Professionals from government agencies, civil society, and non-governmental organisations, as well as international institutions, who have been working directly with or on issues related to conflict-affected areas.

Practical Information

The course fee is € 3.150,-. This includes all training-related costs, as well as drinks, lunches, training materials and travel during the training programme. Travel to and from The Hague and accommodation are not included. Group discounts are available if you participate with three or more colleagues in this course. Email us for more information. The course language is English.

Fee information:
The course fee is € 3.150,-. This includes all training-related costs, as well as drinks, lunches, training materials and travel during the training programme. Travel to and from The Hague and accommodation are not included. Group discounts are available if you participate with three or more colleagues in this course.
How to register:

The 2019 Conflict, Rule of Law and Local Security course will take place in The Hague from 28 October to 8 November 2019. Applications are due on Friday, 13 September 2019. Incomplete applications will be neither accepted nor considered in the selection process.

Registration is possible via this form.