Exchange visit ISSAT-DCAF Geneva, Switzerland, 27-31 October 2014

17 Mar 2015

The ZPSP supported an exchange visit to ISSAT-DCAF by an 11-member delegation of state and non-state actors as part of efforts to expose national partners to global SSG practices and resources. The exchange visit was undertaken with the aim of attaining the following:

1)     Knowledge of global SST curriculum resources and research opportunities

2)     Appreciation of global SST practice, field experiences and lessons learned

3)     Compilation of a database of global SST actors and resources

Key experts at ISSAT- DCAF delivered presentations on the following diverse topics to the Zimbabwean delegation:

·       Security bottom-up in urban and rural settings

·       Policy and pragmatic initiatives in relation to DDR

·       Promoting a gender-responsive security sector through SST programming

·       Supporting police reform in South Eastern Europe

·       A case study of ISSAT-DCAF’s support to Burundi’s Security Development Programme

·      Supporting parliamentary oversight