RSSRP Gender Trainers Support Training of Trainers Course held at RACVIAC

Trainers from the Regional Network of Gender Trainers, established with the support of SEESAC,  Nordic Centre for Gender in Military Operations, the Croatian Armed Forces and RACVIAC - Centre for Security Cooperation, conducted a Gender Training of Trainers (GToT) in Zagreb from 15 – 26 May, 2017.

Two Gender Trainers were deployed as a Course Director and Instructor to conduct this ten-day NATO accredited course through SEESAC’s Regional Security Sector Reform Platform (RSSRP). The RSSRP has been developed by UNDP SEESAC in cooperation with the Governments in South East Europe with the aim to foster primarily South-South Cooperation through provision of quick, effective, and demand-driven, short-term targeted technical support.

The GToT prepares and enables instructors and trainers in the military to successfully plan, conduct, and evaluate education, training, and exercises with an integrated gender perspective. This course provides participants with information and skills to develop plans and gender-oriented training programmes as well as to mainstream gender in other training or education curricula. In addition, this course seeks to build a strong team of gender trainers in the region, as was the case in the Western Balkans.

The RSSRP includes a roster of over 50 experts working on different aspects of Security Sector Reform processes, in particular on small arms and light weapons control, and gender mainstreaming in Security Sector Reform in SEE. They include police inspectors, high ranking military officers and specialists in anti-terrorism, stockpile management and ammunition maintenance, as well as arms transfers control professionals, lawyers, researchers. RSSRP has thus far already deployed its experts to Croatia, Georgia, the United Kingdom, Moldova and Kyrgyzstan.