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Capacity building is an important task for the defence
Capacity building is an important task for the defence. Photo: Danish Defence.

Defence capacity building 

What is capacity building?
The overall objective of capacity building is to prevent conflict from evolving by enabling receiving nations to take care of their own security. Defence capacity building includes advice, training, education and mentoring within the security sector. Through defence capacity building it is possible to promote stability and thereby reduce the risk of future and long term conflicts.

Capacity building efforts of the Danish Defence
The Danish Defence contributes to sustained stability through, among other things, capacity building of the security architecture of the receiving countries in order to increase their ability to take care of their own security. This can be done by deploying military advisors or through training and education of the armed forces of the receiving country by Danish units.

The Danish Defence and the Danish Home Guard is cooperating and supporting Ukraine, Georgia, Afghanistan and Eastern Africa in order to enhance their capacity to contribute to stability and security. The Danish support can be provided either in a bilateral framework or as part of a multilateral effort in NATO or Nordic defence cooperation (NORDEFCO).

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Last updated 2019-01-22 - 11:55


Contributing to building regional and national capacity in fragile states or conflict-affected areas is also a task for the Danish defence. Danish defence and the home guard are engaged in these efforts in Ukraine, Georgia, Afghanistan and other places.

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