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Training video on DDR
In 2021, the German Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies (BICC), developed a short YouTube training video.
This video introduces the viewer to the UN approach to DDR, addressing key concepts, guiding principles as well as lessons learned from different contexts and actors engaged in these processes.
The video also engages with the viewer by setting up a number of tasks to be completed, to practice what is tought in the training video.
The video is a bit more than 1 hour long, and is well worth the watch if you are interested in learning more about DDR processes. It is also a good introduction to the longer courses that are conducted by the IDDRTG.