ON 27-28 August 2013, SADSEM undertook a gender review of its executive short courses on defence and security at a workshop held in Lilongwe, Malawi.
The workshop was organised by the Centre for Security Studies (CSS) at Mzuzu University in partnership with DCAF, and held under the auspices of the 2010 SADSEM and DCAF Memorandum of Understanding on gender training and education capacity development.
The workshop followed the SADSEM–DCAF security, defence and gender training and education workshop hosted by the Centre for Strategic Studies at the University of Botswana in Gaborone in 2012, where preliminary work was done to review four SADSEM executive courses, namely Security Sector Governance, Civil-Military Relations, Parliamentary Oversight of Defence and Security, and Managing Multinational Peace Missions.
It also followed recommendations at the gender review of SADSEM’s academic programmes held at the University of the Witwatersrand in June 2013 that SADSEM needed to consider developing a stand-alone executive short course on gender and security .
The Malawi workshop brought together academics and gender experts from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It again offered them a unique platform for developing training programmes that add value to the management of security sectors in the Southern African region. The workshop report may be downloaded below.