Strengthening partnerships to improve civilian capacity
This meeting provides an opportunity for more than 40 technical experts from the international civilian training and rostering community to engage with the UN CivCap Team, and to provide feedback on its work towards stronger partnerships.
A key part of this is CAPMATCH, a self-service online platform being developed by the UN CivCapTeam whose purpose is to better match the demand and supply of specialized civilian capacities for countries emerging from conflict.
In March 2011 the Senior Advisory Group on Civilian Capacity in the Aftermath of Conflict highlighted, in an independent report, the critical shortage of civilian capacities needed to secure sustainable peace for communities emerging from conflict.
The report acknowledged the challenges faced by the United Nations to both recruit and deploy the civilian expertise required, and the problems the UN face when transferring skills and knowledge to national actors.
As a response NUPI, in association with the UN CivCap Team, hosted a Mobilizing Civilian Capacity Consultation in New York in 14 June 2011. This year’s consultation is a follow up event seeking to strengthen the partnerships established.