Humanitarian Assistance in West Africa

Humanitarian Assistance in West Africa

Conflict Management

Course Duration: 2nd - 13th October, 2017
Application Date: - Aug 13, 2017
Course Fee: This course is fully funded.
Terms and Conditions:
  • Accommodation: It is a residential course and course participants will be accommodated at the KAIPTC.
  • Board and Lodging: Board and Lodging for participants will be covered with the generous support of the Austrian Development Agency (ADA).
  • Costs: The costs of travel and visa are to be borne by the participants.
  • Airfare Stipend:
    • Some scholarships will be provided for members of civil society organizations.
    • A limited number of scholarships for selected participants will be granted over the structures of the Austrian Defence Attaché System and the Austrian Ministry of Defence and Sports (MoDS). In case this applies, relevant correspondence will have been addressed to the concerned official structures
  • 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.

Course Summary:

The aim of the course is to improve effectiveness of humanitarian assistance by providing participants with thorough knowledge and skills of the humanitarian sector and enhancing interaction and mutual understanding between civilian, police, and military actors involved in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in West African region.

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  • Humanitarian actors and their mode of operations
  • International humanitarian law, code of conduct, and humanitarian principles
  • The ECOWAS framework and guidelines on disaster response
  • Civil-military coordination and relations
  • Human rights, human security and protection of civilians
  • Coordination and information management in the field
  • Forced migration and displacement
  • Humanitarian planning and project management
  • Cultural awareness and community engagement during emergencies
  • Negotiation and mediation
  • Security and safety in the field
  • Media and communication
  • Environment


Target Participants:

  • Mid- level Civilian, Military, Police professionals directly engaged in Humanitarian assistance.