Security Sector Reform

HMG Security and Justice Training Course

This is a practical case study-oriented introduction to Security and Justice for practitioners, exploring in detail the linkages between the security and justice sectors and the benefits and challenges of a coherent approach. Full details (PDF, 100 kB).

This immersive and participatory three and a half day course will mimic as closely as possible the real-life experience of designing, implementing and reviewing a Security and Justice intervention in a developing country. Beginning from the perspective of an ordinary citizen and their day-to-day experience of security and justice provisions, delegates will analyse real life situations, design solutions, test their approaches against experience, and learn from their own and others’ mistakes. The course is entirely based on real life situations – each day develops skills for a different phase in the programme cycle and concentrates on a different country context.


Participants will be drawn from the FCO, MOD, DFID, MOJ, Home Office and from the Justice Assistance Network. Representatives from partner countries, bilateral and multilateral donors and
NGOs will also be invited to participate.

The course will be delivered by a team of experts who understand and share delegates’ governmental dilemmas, and others who will challenge assumptions and represent the voice of
the citizen.


The course will take place in Birmingham, UK. The venue provides a learning environment that is conducive to cross-departmental networking and exchange.


  • 11-16 September 2011
  • 27 November – 1 December 2011
  • 19-23 February 2012
  • 10-14 June 2012
  • 9-13 September 2012

View the course flyer (PDF, 100 kB) for more information, or contact to register your interest.