The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre offers a two-week course on Information Management for Peace Operations (IMPO) and this year the course will be run from 9th to 20th July, 2018. 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.
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.
On completion of this course, participants will be able to:
The principal target audience for this IMPO 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 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.
The course will be delivered through a combination of lectures, case studies, small group works and exercises among others. The “Problem-Based Learning Approach” will be used in the delivery of the course; hence, participants will play a very active role under the guidance of an experienced team of facilitators.
How to Apply
Interested applicants are requested to kindly click on the link to apply
We will receive roughly 15 applications for each and every seat available on this course. This will make the work of the selection board though but interesting. The process will be as following:
Mrs Marylyn Agblor
Training Coordination Officer
Tel. +233 (0) 302 718200 Ext. 1012
Fax. +233 (0) 302 718201
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Col Paul Tanye – Kulono (Ghana Armed Forces)
Tel.: +233 (0) 302 718200 Ext. 1140