The Program on Security Sector Capacity Building (SSCB ) provides a forum for partner and allied countries, as well as states recovering from internal conflict, to learn to reform and build successful and enduring security institutions and agencies. This three-week, strategic-level program brings participants together to share information, ideas and best practices in the field of security sector institutional capacity building with the goal of facilitating contact and cooperation between participant nations and organizations.
Participants include a mix of military and civilian government officials at the rank of lieutenant colonel-colonel, and civilian equivalents, who are working in a position in government which deals with security sector capacity building. Participants should have a good command of the English language and be familiar with the basic use of a computer and the internet.
The course is intended to develop a common understanding of the challenges inherent in security sector capacity building, including security strategy development, the role of good governance, the rule of law, security sector budgeting, accountability and oversight, interagency cooperation and crisis management.
The long-term objective of the program is to contribute to efforts to strengthen sustainable institutional capacity at national and international levels to enhance national, regional and international security.