Analysing and Understanding Non-state Armed Groups

from UN System Staff College
Registration deadline: 15 Oct 2019 Training date: 22 Oct 2019 to 25 Oct 2019 More Information

In the last decade, maintaining peace and security has become further complicated by an increase in the violence perpetrated no longer exclusively by national armies and armed oppositions but also by an increasingly assertive and brutal range of hybrid actors, such as illegal armed groups, criminal organizations, and transnational networks of illicit trafficking. The impact is so significant that the violence resulting from these situations exceeds many on-going civil wars.

Analyzing and understanding these new types of non-state armed groups (NSAGs) presents novel analytical and practical challenges for the UN and its partners.

By focusing on multidisciplinary investigative approaches, this course - designed and delivered in collaboration with the Oxford University - explores the political context driving the genesis of armed violence and the forces shaping group cohesion, resource strategies, internal structures and levels of violence.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will:

  • Apply enhanced capacity to analyse and understand non-state armed groups;
  • Benefit from strengthened ability to analyse the evolution, composition, motives and interests of armed groups;
  • Be equipped with country examples and good practices in analysing non-state armed groups.
Fee information:
The course fee is 2,000 USD.