Dr. Albrecht Schnabel, Head of Operations Asia-Pacific
Mr. Youngchan Kim, Project Officer
Since 2008, DCAF and FES have supported the National Defence College of the Philippines (NDCP) on SSR-related capacity building for the defence and broader security sector community in the Philippines. This includes annual workshops for senior military officers, officials from other security institutions, government agencies, parliament, local authorities and civil society organisations.
The workshops, held at NDCP headquarters at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City, focus on introducing SSG/R concepts and adapting them to the specific context of the Philippines, including peace processes, post-conflict peacebuilding, DDR/normalisation, or, in May 2017, the impact of federalism on the security sector. Some workshops were co-hosted by the National Security Council (NSC) and the Office of the Presidential Advisor on the Peace Process (OPAPP).