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Professional Development and Training



With its Professional Development and Training (PDT) service line, DCAF enhances ISSAT International Partners’ Group's capacities to deploy strategic Security and Justice advisors.

Strategic advisors are a key tool used by bilateral and multilateral actors to provide support to Security Sector Reform and Governance. ISSAT’s 2015 study on What Works in International Security and Justice Programming showed that ensuring the right capacities are deployed in these roles is key to achieving results.

On an individual level, high-quality training is a key tool to enhance the professional knowledge, skills and attitudes of advisors.

ISSAT’s PDT Team develops, organizes and delivers such training and supports institutional change to ensure suitable recruitment, selection, and retention of advisors, as well as improving understanding on what competencies are required to meet S&J mission and programme needs.