Policy Brief: Community Security Integration Pilot (CSIP) in Iraq
Jan 28, 2021
The Community Security Integration Pilot (CSIP) was developed by UNDP's Security Sector Reform/Rule of Law Programme to address the needs of former volunteer fighters and their home communities following the demobilization of fighting forces in Iraq.
CSIP aimed to support former combatants to increase their skills and emotional resilience, and thereby economic stability, through a combination of training, psychosocial support (PSS) and grant support interventions. Following a scoping mission held in August 2019, UNDP decided to focus the pilot in AI-Qurna district in Basra governorate. CSIP partnered with Qurna Industrial Preparatory School (QIPS) to provide vocational training.