CANADEM’s Operations Team is dedicated to advancing international peace and security through the rapid mobilization and mission management of individuals committed to international service. We specialize in surge capacity rapid deployments and offer a full service mechanism for getting Experts where they are needed – FAST!
We work in partnership with the Government of Canada, the Government of the United Kingdom, UN agencies, international organizations and national governments to set up deployment projects designed to quickly inject civilian expertise where it is needed. Our services range from simple deployments to project development and mission-management.
Our Operations Team can recruit and utilize our experts within 48-72 hours. Our experts have proven time and again that they are likewise able to rapidly mobilize and hit the ground running to make that crucial contribution under challenging circumstances.
CANADEM experts specialize in:
Rule of Law
Justice Sector Reform
Security and Policing
Water and Sanitation
Since 2007, CANADEM has successfully mobilized 398 Experts with the United Nations to 74 countries worldwide. Under our humanitarian program, CANADEM quickly deploys experts to support UN agencies’ personnel needs during rapid-onset humanitarian emergencies and disasters and for protracted crises.
Electoral Observation and Democracy Promotion
Through its International Election Observation Project, CANADEM deploys Canadian Election Observers to bilateral or multilateral Election Observation Missions (EOM) around the globe. In the past ten years, with Canadian Government funding, CANADEM has deployed over 2,000 election experts across the world, including to Europe, Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East.
OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
CANADEM has been managing the deployment of Canadian experts to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine since 2014. There are currently 36 Canadians seconded to the Mission and this number will increase in 2016, through funding from Global Affairs Canada.
Governance and Capacity Building
For over a decade, CANADEM assisted the Government of Afghanistan to deliver better services to its citizens.
CANADEM’s Governance Support Office (GSO) brought together highly qualified Canadian and International technical experts to build the capacity of national institutions within the Afghan Government. The GSO provided expert technical support and advice to Afghan Ministries in key areas such as policing services, human rights law, election operations, vocational programming, education, engineering, financial management and administration — as outlined in the Afghanistan National Development Strategy, and which are part of the Government of Canada’s priorities.
From vision to strategy, policy to planning, budgets to implementation, CANADEM ‘s experts sparked real change in governance process and people. Flexibility to circumstance and a real drive to align ourselves with national and local priorities defined our approach.
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Security Sector Reform
CANADEM works with international organizations, including the United Nations, European Union Police Missions (EUPOL), and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), UNPOL, and the Government of Canada, to strengthen peace, security, and good governance efforts worldwide.
We have deployed over 70 Police Experts to Afghanistan, Haiti, the West Bank, the Caribbean, and Sudan – amongst others – to join international policing missions.
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CANADEM provides a variety of services to our end users, tailored to each of our partners’ specific requirements including: contracting, financial and logistical arrangements, Duty of Care Support, trainings, briefings and debriefings, ongoing strategic reporting, as well as capacity building and subject matter training.
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Stories from the Field
CANADEM continues to deploy humanitarian experts to assist in crisis situations all over the world. Read their stories from the field for a personal account of their deployments.