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Call for Applications: Executive Master of Arts Degree Course in Conflict Peace and Security
11 April 2017 - 30 June 2017


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Call for Applications: Cyber Security Course
07 April 2017 - 05 August 2017


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Call for Applications: Advance Stabilisation & Reintegration Course
06 April 2017 - 05 May 2017


 
The Course is from 10th July to 21st July 2017

The process of Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration takes place in a continuum. This means that while some activities occur in the short term, others are more mid to long term and are situated in the longer term state building and state consolidation phase of peacebuilding, Originally known as the Advanced DDR course, the focus, scope and objectives of the course has been changed in line with the increase in stabilisation and reintegration programmes in Africa and the work undertaken by the Inter-Agency Working Group on Disaster Preparedness and the AU’s Operational Guide for DDR. In line with the new focus, the aim of the course is to enhance capacity and effectiveness of all stakeholders involved with Stabilisation and Reintegration (S&R) programmes.

The course covers: Conflict Stabilisation & DDR; Reintegration, Assessments & Analysis; Design and Operationalisation of Reintegration; Economic Reintegration; Social & Psychosocial Reintegration; Reintegration of Specific Need Groups.

Overall Course Aims

The Course aims at enhancing the capacity and effectiveness of UN, Regional, Sub-regional, National and other institutions to perform peace operations, through building individual skills properly reflecting new developments in Stabilisation and Reintegration (S&R).

This will be done by providing participants with a comprehensive, conceptual and operational level understanding principles, procedures and up-to-date practices involved in the planning, coordination and conduct of S&R programmes.

Learning Objective

1.    Understand the concepts, policies and strategies of S&R;
2.    Identify and suggest solutions to the problematic components, activities and other issues related to S&R;
3.    Develop options to engage the different actors and institutions involved in S&R;
4.    Understand the new trends in peace operations affecting Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) approaches and policies.
5.    Develop practical skills needed to plan and implement S&R programmes.

Target Group

The target group of this course will be planners and implementers of S&R programmes, including personnel from the following organisations:
1.    Line ministries/government departments/agencies and commissions involved with S&R.
2.    UN country missions, agencies, funds, programmes and entities.
3.    AU and other regional and sub-regional bodies.
4.    Development and bilateral organizations working on S&R.
5.    Relevant NGOs/Civil Society Organisations, Universities and academic institutions actively participating or supporting S&R programmes in conflict-affected or post-conflict African countries.

Eligibility Criteria

This course targets operational personnel who are involved in Stabilisation & Reintegration processes of DDR.  Applicants are required to have at least one of the criteria listed below:

1.    Possess at least one year experience in S&R related work.
2.    Must be currently involved in S&R practice work.
3.    Must be working closely with S&R practitioners in any conflict-affected or post-conflict African country.
4.    Has attended a DDR foundation course.

Preference will be given to applicants having a working knowledge of the English language, both written and oral skills since the course will only be delivered in English. Women are highly encouraged to apply.

Methodology

The Problem-Based Learning approach, suitable for adult learning, will be used in the delivery of the course and participants will be required to play an active role under the guidance of an experienced team of facilitators.  The course content will thus be delivered using a combination of approaches such as PowerPoint presentations, lectures, case study, small group exercises, stories, experience sharing and simulation, among others.

Relevant Facts

1.    Course capacity – 30 participants.
2.    KAIPTC residential accommodation for all participants.
3.    Facilitation team will be composed of resource persons from KAIPTC, UNDP, DPKO, AU, Transition International etc.                                                        
4.    Estimated budget cost will be covered by the GIZ support project at the Centre. 
5.    Successful applicants will be expected to pay a commitment fee of USD 500 at least 3 weeks before the course assembles. (This fee is non-refundable).
6.    Proof Medical Travel Insurance cover for the duration of training in Ghana.
7.     Participants will be responsible for their travel expenses.
8.     Participants coming from UN/AU missions will be required to make a 15-20 minutes presentation on the reintegration programme in their missions.

How to Apply

Only fully completed applications that are submitted via the application portal will be taken into consideration.

Please click to apply here: http://lms.kaiptc.org/moodle/course/view.php?id=5

further enquiries should be emailed to the Course Director: Augustine.Owusu@kaiptc.org

 

Call for Applications: The West Africa Peacebuilding Institute Courses (WAPI))
03 April 2017 - 30 June 2017


  
Target Group:
CSOs, Academia, Governmental Agencies, Security Sector, Inter-Governmental Organizations (IG0s) such as ECOWAS, African Union and the United Nations, Private Practitioners, Students (Tertiary) and Corporate Organizations

Course Language: English and French

Application Deadline    30 June , 2017

Introduction

The West Africa Peacebuilding Institute (WAPI) is a practice-based highly interactive and intensive training program organized by the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) in partnership with the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) towards the fulfilment of their shared vision of a stable and peaceful Africa. WAPI offers various courses aimed at addressing contemporary and emerging peace and security challenges.

WAPI was established in 2002 to provide specialized, intensive, and culturally sensitive training in conflict transformation and peacebuilding to a varied array of critical stakeholders in the field of peace and security from West Africa and worldwide. Since its establishment, WAPI has trained over 500 practitioners in Peacebuilding Paradigms; Natural Resource Governance and Conflict Management; Human Security and Development; Dialogue and Mediation; Youth and Peace Education; Gender and Peacebuilding, Early warning and Early response among others.

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COURSE I: PEACEBUILDING PROGRAM DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, MONITORING EVALUATION


Introduction

This course introduces participants to peacebuilding practice and improves their understanding of concepts, theories and praxis of peace and security. The course outline has been designed to follow in the sequence that leads from understanding conflicts to the analysis of conflicts; and provides conceptual clarifications on the various elements of peacebuilding and human security. The course aims to equip agencies, organizations and practitioners working in conflict, crisis and post-war stabilization and recovery with skills and knowledge to improve the quality, effectiveness and sustainable impact of their programs. Experience from the field has shown that actors in peacebuilding often face significant gaps/challenges in the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of their projects, leading to limited or unsustainable impact. The course provides comprehensive and in-depth training to support organizations, agencies and practitioners at all levels: from project development through design, planning, implementation to evaluation. Most importantly, it is an operational program: participants bring actual projects they are working on in their institutions and are supported to learn and apply effective skills for designing peacebuilding program for sustainable impact.

Key elements of the course:

•    Dynamics of Peace and Security in West Africa
•    Key Global, Continental and Regional Normative Frameworks for Peace and Security
•    Key concepts in Peace and Security Assessments
•    Introduction to Peacebuilding Program Cycle
•    Conflict sensitive programming
•    Overview of Project Management
•    Project Management process
•    Monitoring and Evaluation in the Project Life cycle
•    Theory of change and Results Based Monitoring
•    Planning for results in Conflict Sensitive M&E
•    Monitoring for Results using the Logical frame
•    Resource Mobilization for Peacebuilding Program
•    Proposal writing as part of Resource Mobilisation
•    Procurement Processes and Financial Management


COURSE II: HUMAN SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT

Introduction


This course examines the nexus of human security, peacebuilding and development. It particularly strengthen the capacity of course participants in using preventive peacebuilding strategies to anticipate and manage issues relating to human security in Africa. It further provides participants with the capacity to analyze human security issues as they relate to daily life experiences of families, groups and communities on the continent in general, but in West Africa in particular.

Key Elements of the course:
•    Human Security: Overview, Evolution, Conceptual clarifications
•    Contemporary peace and security threats; Natural resource governance and conflict management, agro-pastoralist conflict, political transitions and gendered perspectives relating to these contemporary threats
•    Normative Frameworks for Peace and security
•    Democracy, Human rights and inclusive governance
•    Migration and border security management
•    Trans-national organised crimes
•    Environmental security
•    Conflict sensitive development

COURSE III: YOUTH, PEACE AND SECURITY

Introduction


Peace and security perspectives over the years have tended to focus on youth as a vulnerable section of the population who are either victims or perpetrators of violence and crime. However, over the years, it has become evident that the youth have made significant impacts in peace and security at various levels. This course recognises the role of youth in peacebuilding initiatives and aims to strengthen participants’ understanding of the legal and normative frameworks for Youth in Peace and Security. It seeks to interrogate the victimisation conversations around youth and to highlight the potential in the youth agency. It will therefore focus on the youth as critical actors in long term transformative and preventive mechanisms as well as in the broader goals within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The issues will be examined within the context of the West African region, but also draw on experiences and models from other parts of Africa and the world at large.

Key Elements of the course:

•    Understanding the notion of Youth and related concepts
•    Normative frameworks on youth, peace and security (UN,AU,ECOWAS)
•    Youth vulnerability and Security Challenges (migration, violent extremism, transnational organised crime etc.)
•    Deconstructing the Youth, Peace and Security discourse
•    Youth Agency and the SDGs
•    Youth Non-violent Activism and resilience
•    Inclusivity in peace, security and development


COURSE IV: DIALOGUE AND MEDIATION: DESIGN AND PROCESSES

Introduction


While dialogue and mediation has been identified and utilized as critical tool for addressing conflicts and ensuring peaceful coexistence, the skills and knowledge required to facilitate the process remains low. This course builds capacity of participants in the design and processes for effective dialogue and mediation. The course adopts a hands-on approach, allowing participants to develop and work on a case study in order to appreciate the ‘nitty-gritty’ of dialogue and mediation
 
Key elements of the course:

•    Introduction and conceptual frameworks: Normative Mediation Frameworks in the Context of African Conflicts- UN, AU and ECOWAS
•    The nexus between theory and practice of dialogue and mediation
•    Mediation Tracks (An overview of CSOs mediation efforts, ECOWAS Mediation Processes, African Union Mediation processes, The UN and Mediation efforts)
•    Types and Principles of Dialogue and Mediation
•    Communication and Facilitation skills
•    Conflict Analysis  
•    Getting to the Table
•    At the Table: Dialogue and Mediation Skills
•    Getting to and Reviewing Agreements
•    Follow-up and monitoring of outcomes (Sustaining outcomes)


COURSE V: GENDER AND PEACEBUILDING

Introduction


Gender roles have contributed to discrimination and oppression across the region and globally. This course recognises that conflicts affect men and women differently. In this regard, the effective participation of both in peace processes is crucial to sustainable peace. The course looks at how gender discrimination has resulted in inequities in the participation of men and women in peace processes. In order to address these inequities, the course also seeks to provide gender perspectives in peacebuilding and equip participants with the skills for gender analysis.  This course is structured to challenge thinking so as to enable understanding of the significant role of both men and women in conflict and peace processes.

Key Elements of the course:

•    The concept of Gender
•    Contemporary discourses around gender, peacebuilding and development
•    Gender and Violent Extremism
•    Inclusivity in   Peacebuilding and Decision Making
•    Normative and legal frameworks on gender, peace and security
•    Gender, Peace Support Operations and post conflict reconstruction

COURSE VI: EARLY WARNING AND EARLY RESPONSE: BUILDING CAPACITY FOR PREVENTIVE PEACEBUILDING

Introduction


Early warning is about assessing the likelihood of violent conflicts, the possibility of a resurgence or escalation of violence and identifying the windows of opportunities for peace and stability. This course provides analytical frameworks for understanding the nature, causes, dynamics and actors of conflict; developing skills for developing indicators, monitoring, analyzing, and reporting conflict and human security. It also exposes participants to the skills for communicating early warning reports and developing response options/strategies.  Particular focus is placed on how to conduct and write risk assessment reports, policy briefs; monitor and report qualitative and quantitative early warning indicators, and mobilize strategic, integrated responses to prevent conflicts or relapse to violence.

Key Elements of the course:

•    Evolution of Early Warning
•    Introduction to EW Concepts
•    Early Warning Pillars and Models
•    Continental, Regional and National and Community EW Systems
•    Overview of Early Warning Methodology and Application
•    Developing Indicators and Conflict Monitoring processes
•    Engendering Early Warning
•    Analysis and Scenario Building
•    Early Warning outputs and Audience
•    Response Planning & Mobilization

Course Objectives
  • To develop action-oriented capacity for conflict transformation and peacebuilding
  • To increase the number of competent, informed and active peacebuilding practitioners in West Africa and worldwide
  • To provide quality training in peacebuilding at a reduced cost
  • To develop context specific and indigenous models of conflict transformation and peacebuilding that can be integrated with existing models.
  • To bridge the gap between policy and practice in peacebuilding.

Expected Outcomes

To enhance knowledge and expertise on peacebuilding and conflict prevention to contribute to effective transformation of conflicts and mitigating the impact of contemporary and emerging peace and security threats.

Target Group

CSOs, Academia, Governmental Agencies, Security Sector, Inter-Governmental Organizations (IG0s) such as ECOWAS, African Union and the United Nations, Private Practitioners, Students (Tertiary) and Corporate Organizations.

The selection process will strive to achieve gender balance of participants as much as possible.

FACULTY AND METHODOLOGY

Faculty members of WAPI are highly experienced and renowned academics and practitioners with practical knowledge and experience in the area of Peace and Security as well as Development and International Affairs. WAPI provides the platform for them to impart the knowledge and wealth of experiences acquired in the field with others. The faculty will adopt various methodologies including a number of learner-centered approaches including group work, debates and other experiential learning sessions. These will be interspersed with film shows, presentations and panel discussions led by seasoned practitioners.


ASSESSMENT

Participants will be required to undergo an assessment during the period of training as a prerequisite to receiving a certificate.

COURSE FEES

The cost per course is USD 1000 (One Thousand US Dollars) and includes tuition, course material, catering, accommodation, and certification.

Interested participants can apply for a maximum of three (3) courses with one course per session as courses in each session run concurrently.

LOGISTICS
  • Course Language: The course is conducted in English and French through simulta-neous interpretation
  • Accommodation: It is a residential course and course participants will be accommo-dated at the KAIPTC.
  • Insurance: KAIPTC and WANEP do NOT accept responsibility for individual medical, travel or other insurance. Participants are strongly advised to arrange their own in-surance coverage for the duration of the training.
  • Visa: Costs for visa are NOT covered by KAIPTC or WANEP and must be covered by the participant. Visa applications must be organized by the participant.

How to Apply

To apply for the course, please go to this web address: http://lms.kaiptc.org/moodle/course/view.php?id=5

The web address will take you to the Course Application page on the KAIPTC’s Learning Management System (LMS). Please read and follow the instructions on the course application page carefully and exactly to be able to submit your application for the course.

NOTE: All applications must be completed fully. Partially completed applications will NOT be considered in the selection process.

For further information on the provisional course overview click here:
Provisional course overview

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 30 JUNE 2017

Contacts at KAIPTC and WANEP
For administrative issues:
Ms Marylyn Akabutu
Training Coordinator
Tel: +233 (0) 302 718 200 Ext. 1012
Omit (0) when calling from outside Ghana
Email: marylyn.akabutu@kaiptc.org

For course content issues only:
Colonel Anita Asmah
Course Director, Kofi Annan International
Peace Keeping Training Center, Accra, Ghana
Tel: +233 (0) 302 718 200 Ext. 1140
Omit (0) when calling from outside Ghana
Mobile: +233 (0) 2243136614
email: anita.asmah@kaiptc.org


Beatrice Anowah Brew
Programe Officer, Research & Capacity Building/ WAPI Coordinator
West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP)- Regional
Mobile: +233 246193188; bbrew@wanep.org; wapi@wanep.org
Alt email: anowah.brew@gmail.com;  

 

Call for Applications: Training of Trainers Course for Humanitarian Assistance in West Africa
24 March 2017 - 01 May 2017



Course Date/Duration    19 – 23 June 2017

Course Capacity    15 participants

Target Group    Mid-level civilian, police, and military professionals working in the area of Humanitarian Assistance. Ideally graduates of the Humanitarian Assistance in West Africa Course but not limited to.

Course Language    English

Application Deadline    1 May 2017


Introduction


The West African region is confronted with an increasing number of inter-connected and transnational challenges, which constitute obstacles to integration and development. More than 130 million people in the region live in extreme poverty, a population that is particularly vulnerable to food insecurity, recurrent natural disasters, climate change, the economic crises and socio-political instability. The effects and consequences of natural and human-made disasters are diverse and include population movements, destruction to property and key socio-economic infrastructure, epidemics, food insecurity and malnutrition, and an increased weakening of state capacities to manage these challenges.

The ECOWAS Commission has thus adopted the ECOWAS Humanitarian Policy 2012-2017 and member states are currently working on the implementation of the respective Plan of Action. This course contributes to several strategic objectives of the Plan of Action of the ECOWAS Humanitarian Policy 2012-2017 through building capacities, increasing awareness and knowledge, and meeting training needs in support of effective humanitarian assistance.

In light of humanitarian crises and disasters, civilian nongovernment and government organizations, the police and the military often finds themselves working side by side. Thereby, it is often the military as a last resort which has the necessary resources to provide immediate relief on a large scale. However, civil-military cooperation often lacks mechanisms for effective cooperation and a division of tasks and responsibilities. The need for coordinated measures was noted by the creation of the Oslo Guidelines on the use of military and civilian assets in cases of emergency, within OCHA’s Civil-Military Coordination Section (CMCS). The core course on Humanitarian Assistance in West Africa (HAWA) addresses the need for coordinated measures and mutual understanding between civilian, military and police actors in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. The offered course, which aims to further increase the capacities of graduates of the HAWA core course, will provide participants with the necessary tools to transfer knowledge and deliver future HAWA core courses as trainers in their particular working environment.

This Training of Trainers course is jointly organized by the KAIPTC and the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), supported by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and the Austrian Ministry of Defense and Sports.


Course Aim

The aim of the ToT course is to develop a pool of trainers in the West Africa region able to support the delivery of future HAWA core courses as well as other humanitarian assistance training aimed at civilian, police and military actors involved in humanitarian and disaster relief in an African context.

Objectives

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:
-    Subscribe to and formulate the values of improving the effectiveness of humanitarian assistance through enhancing knowledge, interaction and mutual understanding between the various actors including the need for coordinated action;
-    Support the aims and training methodologies embodied in the HAWA core course;
-    To provide training support for future HAWA core courses.


Target Group

Set at the operational level, the course targets a mixed group of mid-level civilian, police, and military professionals directly or indirectly engaged in humanitarian assistance and/or disaster relief operations in Africa generally, and in the West Africa Region particularly, either at the local, national or regional level. Ideal applicants will have already completed the HAWA core course offered at the KAIPTC.

For the selection process, due attention will be given to a balanced geographical, ethnical, gender, and professional distribution as well as with a strong view on increasing the share of civilian participants/civil society organizations in KAIPTC’s training courses. Proficiency in written/spoken English is expected, experience as trainers is an asset.

Course Content

Course modules cover the following major topics:

-    Familiarization with the HAWA core course programme, its objectives and rationale, as well as its methodology;
-    Adapting the training materials and course contents to specific audiences and contexts;
-    Generic course management skills, including preparation of course, didactic skills, integration of participants and their experiences in the preparation and delivery of course modules, as well as course feedback and evaluation;
-    Principles of adult learning and participatory approaches, presentation skills, and achieving learning outcomes.


Methodology


The ToT Course training methodology will include:

-    Pre-course study of selected HAWA core course modules;
-    Participatory, problem-based learning approaches using facilitated discussions;
-    Theoretical sessions with practical application;
-    Experiential learning, group work and table-top exercises;
-    Individual and small group Practice Sessions based on HAWA course content and material to allow for application of information and concepts presented;
-    Peer-review and exchanges of participants’ individual experience and subject matter expertise in humanitarian assistance;
-    Study of HAWA core course content, methodology and material;
-    Individual mentoring and groupwork support.


Logistics

-    Course Language: This course will be conducted in English.
-    Accommodation: It is a residential course and course participants will be accommodated at the KAIPTC.
-    Costs: Air travel, accommodation and feeding for participants will be covered with the generous support of the Austrian Development Agency (ADA). Costs related to visa need to be covered by the participants, if applicable.
-    Insurance: KAIPTC and ASPR do NOT accept responsibility for individual medical, travel or other insurance. Participants are strongly advised to arrange their own insurance coverage for the duration of the training.
-    Visa: Costs for visa are NOT covered by ASPR or KAIPTC and must be covered by the participant. Visa applications must be organized by the participant.


How to Apply

To apply for the course, please go to this web address: http://lms.kaiptc.org/moodle/course/view.php?id=5

The web address will take you to the Course Application page on the KAIPTC’s Learning Management System (LMS). Please read and follow the instructions on the course application page carefully and exactly to be able to submit your application for the course.

NOTE: All applications must be completed fully. Partially completed applications will NOT be considered in the selection process.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 1 May 2017


Contacts at KAIPTC


For administrative issues:

Ms Marylyn Akabutu
Training Coordinator
Tel: +233 (0) 302 718 200 Ext. 1012
Omit (0) when calling from outside Ghana
Email: marylyn.agblor@kaiptc.org

For course content issues only:

Ortwin Gammer
LtCol, Austrian Armed Forces
Course Director
Tel: +233 (0) 302 718 200 Ext. 2165
Omit (0) when calling from outside Ghana
Email: ortwin.gammer@kaiptc.org


Contacts at ASPR and Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence

For administrative issues:

Ms Claudia Hofer
ASPR Administrative Support
Tel: +43 (0) 3355 2498 507
Omit (0) when calling from outside Austria
Email: hofer@aspr.ac.at

For course content issues only:

BG Dr. Alois A. Hirschmugl
Ministry of Defense and Sports/Austria
Tel: +43 664 622 3001

Email: Alois.hirschmugl@bmlvs.gv.at



 

Call for Applications: Human Rights Training for Multidimensional Peace Operations
24 March 2017 - 13 August 2017




"We will not enjoy security without development, we will not enjoy development without security, and we will not enjoy either without respect for human rights."
– Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan

Introduction

Human rights are universal, inalienable, indivisible and interdependent. They are applicable during peacetime but also during armed conflicts and post-conflict environments currently scattered around the African continent such as Mali, Cote D’Ivoire, DR Congo, Libya, South Sudan, Somalia to name a few. Many of the worst human rights abuses occur in places such as such as these since the Rule of Law is weak or non- existent. Indeed, violations of human rights are often a cause, as well as a consequence, of weak states. Indiscriminate attacks, massacres and extrajudicial executions –inherently in violation of the fundamental right to life - are not uncommon to conflict and post-conflict environments. Neither is rape, sexual exploitation of women and girls, child soldier recruitment, enforced disappearances, torture, arbitrary imprisonment, widespread impunity, forced displacement and the persecution of minorities and vulnerable groups. A conflict habitually leads to the collapse of public infrastructure, functioning government institutions and the rule of law. This undermines the protection not only of civil and political rights, but also of a range of economic, social and cultural rights such as the rights to health, housing and education. Most people found I conflict or post conflict environments are unaware of their rights and as such, have no idea when these rights are violated. This should never be allowed to stand.

Course rationale


•    To address the existing training gaps in the field by providing fundamental knowledge and skills needed for effective and efficient human rights monitoring, documentation and reporting required for evidence based response.
•    To equip human rights officers deployed or to be deployed in multi-dimensional peace operations with operational knowledge and skills to fulfill their mandates

Course aim


This course is aimed at building and enhancing the capacities of the various actors involved in multi-dimensional peace operations to ensure human rights compliance, address human rights violations and mainstream human rights principles and practices.

Learning objectives

•    Enhance participants’ ability to understand, identify and apply international legal, policy and institutional frameworks for the promotion and protection of human rights.
•    Provide participants with practical skills and strategies to advocate and support the implementation of human rights mandates.
•    Expose participants to the challenges of human rights promotion and protection and equip them with the knowledge and skills required to overcome them.

Expected Outcomes

At the end of the course participants should be able to:

    Identify and use international human rights legal, policy and institutional frameworks in their work;
    Apply the principles, steps and strategies of human rights monitoring, investigating, documenting and reporting in their work
    Improve working relationships with partners by leveraging capabilities and networks; and
    Determine and suggest the most appropriate/effective and efficient strategies for human rights advocacy

Target group

1.    The primary target audience for the course are UN, AU and REC deployed human rights field officers;
2.    Individuals on UN, AU and REC deployment rosters; and 
3.    Individuals and organisations interested in or working on human rights.

Delivery Methodology


The methodology for the delivery of the course will be the Collaborative Problem Based Learning (CPBL). A combination of the following approaches/tools will be used for facilitating the Course:

    Presentations;
    Lectures;
    Simulations;
    Group exercises/presentations;
    Case studies;
    Role plays;
    Videos; and
    A final exercise.

Modules of the course

1.    M0: Introduction: Human Rights for Multidimensional Peace Support Operations
2.    M 1:   Human Rights Frameworks and Mandates
3.    M2 : Monitoring, Documenting and Reporting Human Rights
4.    M3 : Communicating and Advocating Human Rights 
5.    M4:  Working with Local Partners
6.    M5 : Protection of Civilians: Concepts, Tools and Strategies for 3 hours;
7.    M6: Strategies and Best Practices for Protecting Vulnerable Groups for 4 hours45 minutes;
8.    M7: Final Simulation Exercise (A global case study: Lalmaland)

Course dates

25th - 29th Sept. 2017

Course fees


Applicants are expected to pay a non-refundable commitment fee of 500 USD, and buy a round trip ticket to attend the course here in Accra.

Address/email

Lydia.hagan@kaiptc.org

Application links

http://lms.kaiptc.org/moodle/course/view.php?id=5

Application deadline
Aug. 13th 2017


 

Call for Applications: Crisis Information Management (CIM) Course
20 February 2017 - 30 April 2017



Course Dates: May 29 – June 9, 2017
 
Course Outline

The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre offers a two-week course on Crisis Information Management (CIM) and this year the course will be run from May 29 – June 9, 2017. This course provides the opportunity for future or experienced actors involved in peace support operations to enhance their own professional skill in Information Management (IM), with a goal to enhance the effectiveness of African personnel engaged in future peace support operations. Information management in times of crises is a critical issue considering the number of peace support missions that are currently ongoing in Africa. This course will also help with the creation of a roster of trained personnel able to fill IM posts in missions e.g. UN and related areas as well as the African Standby Force (ASF) at Regional levels.

Course Aim
 
The aim of the course is to promote greater situational awareness through appropriate information management methodologies in a multi-stakeholder environment in order to improve the quality of information provided to key decision makers in crisis operations, in order to enhance the effectiveness of those personnel engaged in future operations.
 
Course Content

Objective week 1: To enhance ECOWAS / ASF-ESF and regional African capabilities in multi-national Crisis Information Management in context of UN JOC policy.
 
Content: Conflict Analysis, causes and consequences; Information concepts; IM in Decision making process; Early warning; Intro in JMAC; Information Cycle from collection to evaluation.
 
Objective week 2: Train Participants in the application of Crisis Information Management skills and procedures to better support decision making and contribute to mission success.
 
Content: Information reporting, - writing and drawing conclusions; Information Preparation of the Area of operation including Simulation Exercise; country / area information study.
 
Course Participants

 
The principal target audience for this CIM course will be predominantly middle-level, AU and ECOWAS staff, personnel from Governments, UN, aid agencies, NGOs, military and police with some basic Intel-background, to understand each other’s operational role better, and thus improve  cooperation in collecting, assessing and preparing information for better crisis information management and decision making at operational levels of an international multi-stakeholder peacekeeping and peace building operation. Selection will strive to achieve gender balance of participants as much as possible; and nominating participants who are / will be serving in current West African UN Missions.
 
Application deadline: 30th April, 2017

Relevant Information

•    The course will be conducted in English ONLY;
•    Class capacity is 30 (Civilian, Military and Police)
•    Every participant will have to prove adequate health insurance coverage before travelling to the Centre. KAIPTC will not bear any health or accident costs for any participant.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are requested to kindly click on the link below to apply

http://lms.kaiptc.org/moodle/course/view.php?id=5

Contact
Marylyn Akabutu                   
Training Coordinator               
marylyn.akabutu@kaiptc.org           
Tel: 233 302 718 200 Ext.1012       
Fax: 233 302 718 201