Global Projects, Libya. Work for Warriors Consortium

Co-creating Disarm, Disengage and Reintegrate Solutions with the Libyan Government

The Work for Warriors Consortium was originally formed out of a trading agreement between ER Systems directors and Safe Wall Security an established and licensed Libyan security company. The purpose of the consortium was the “Work for Warriors” program developed to promote the Libyan Government’s “Disarm, Disengage and Rehabilitate” program (DDR) at an operational and local level.

The team had many years of experience operating in Libya and the wider Middle East North Africa Region. Within the Consortium we have developed a strong customer first business philosophy that aims to ensure that we provide our clients with the quality services and products that they will come to expect as Libya reintegrates into the global community a challenging, but dynamic world economy.

Vision

Our vision is to implement a co-created long term program designed to assist the Libya Government to “Disarm, Disengage and Reintegrate” warriors and other victims of the recent conflict both abled and disabled. The program is planned to work under the “Work for Warriors” banner. Focusing on developing New Libya’s country capacity and qualified work force.

It is also aimed to draw in as much support for this project as possible from relevant ministries and media within Libya.

 Work Based Vocational Training (Scholarships)

The aims of the first course which will be based around the Level 2 Foundation Award in Security Operations Application are to:

Ø  Prove the Work for Warriors concept.

Ø  Draw attention to the plight of the Warriors and conflict victims and their needs.

Ø  Demonstrate how with the correct training aligned with clear achievable career goals those Warriors and conflict victims who previous educational and vocational training and policies in Libya left ill equipped for the modern work place and be successfully reintegrated to that work place.

 

In line with Libyan Government policy the program will be open to all eligible parties who served in or suffered due to the conflict regardless of; colour, religion, gender, abilities or disabilities including; training for females that will be conducted in a way that fully respects Islamic and Libyan culture.

This model has been tried and tested in the UK and other MENA nations over the many years via organisations such as The Defence Resettlement Organisation, the British Legion and Help 4 Heroes all of whom our management team has been actively been involved with.

Rehabilitation, Retraining and Reintegration paradigm (The 3 R’s)

Many countries have due to recent conflicts developed complex and innovative physical and psychological rehabilitation programmes for injured service personal such as those run at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court in the UK. The Consortium aims to take these models and set up a full functional rehabilitation facility within Libya.

The centre will be based around an international cadre of experienced professionals whose mission will be train a Libyan management and operational team who will be able take over full management and patient care at the facility within 2 years.

As the facility grows the eventual aim is to establish it and Libya with its unique position as a bridge between the Arabic and African worlds as a regional hub and centre of excellence for these vital services.

 

Disarm, Disengage and Rehabilitate

When joining the program all participants would be required to sign up the Libyan Governments Disarm, Disengage and Rehabilitate strategy and handover or license as per the current government policy any privately held fire arms.

Conclusion

The Libyan people and government especially those traumatised by the recent conflict face a difficult period of readjustment as they seek to recover and reintegrate into the international community. But if the correct level and type of international support that seeks to build capacity and expertise within Libya rather than merely develop an economic opportunity is combined with the resilience of spirit, moral courage and hope for a better future they showed during the conflict they can create facilities and services that will serve as memorial to their recent suffering and inspiring achievements.