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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

Marylyn Akabutu                   
Training Coordinator                 
Tel: 233 302 718 200 Ext.1012       
Fax: 233 302 718 201