The 19th Integrated Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Training Group (IDDRTG) Annual General Meeting kicked off today at IPSTC HQ in Karen.
The Integrated Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Training Group (IDDRTG) is a community of a total of 20 international organizations whose aim is to provide an integrated approach to DDR with a focus on planning, management and implementation of the process.
Gracing the opening was Brigadier Joyce Sitienei. She emphasized the importance of DDR. “What I like about today’s integrated DDR processes is how it forces all of us – that is, international agencies, regional organizations, governments, training institutions and other practitioners to adopt community-centred approaches in DDR programme design and implementation,” she affirmed.
Organizations present are United Nations Department of Peace Operations(UN DPO), Africa Union, Agency for Reincorporation and Normalization(ARN),
Bonn International Center for Conflict Studies (BICC), Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding CCCPA, L’École de Maintien de la Paix Alioune Blondin Beye EmpabbBamako, Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA)&
International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC).