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ICHD's Executive at "STARLINK" Training of Trainers Course on Security System Reform


ICHD Executive Director Tevan Poghosyan participated in the "STARLINK" Training of Trainers Course on Security System Reform (SSR), organized by the RACVIAC-Center for Security Cooperation in close cooperation with the Centre for European Security Studies (CESS) in Zagreb from 16 to 18 June 2010.

The purpose of the Training of Trainers Course on Security System Reform was to bring together potential trainers from relevant ministries, regional and local authorities, international organizations and NGOs, with a view to obtaining methodical and didactical skills necessary for teaching the principles of Security System Reform.

Among the fifteen participant of the course there were graduates of the introductory and advanced courses on SSR from South-East Europe (SEE) region, as well as from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, where the STARLINK Programme was conducted by CESS in previous years.



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