Political Advisor Course for Peace Support Operations in Africa (PolAd18)

Political Advisor Course for Peace Support Operations in Africa (PolAd18)

Peace Support Operations

Course Duration: 27 August to 05 September, 2018
Application Date: - Jun 24, 2018
Course Fee: Each participant shall be required to pay a fee of 1650 USD
Terms and Conditions:
  • The full cost of participating in this course is the responsibility of the participant. Each participant shall be required to pay a fee of 1650 USD (one thousand six hundred and fifty dollars) to cover accommodation and feeding.
  • In addition, the participant is also responsible for his or her travel expenses.
  • Costs for visa are NOT covered by KAIPTC or Austrian Ministry of Defence (MoD) and must be covered by the participant. Visa applications must be organized by the participant.
  • All other related costs including facilitation, course materials, training facilities will be sponsored by KAIPTC and Austrian MoD.
  • KAIPTC and Austrian MoD 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.
  • The course is conducted in English; there will be no translation in other languages.
  • The course is residential and course participants will be accommodated at KAIPTC.
  • Participants will have to read some material prior to the commencement of the course. The aim of this preparation is to place all participants on the same level of understanding.
  • Limited scholarships (for course fee only) maybe available depending on position, experience and qualifications. The selection board will determine specific applicants that qualify to receive financial support.
  • No-shows or cancellation of confirmed participants: resulting costs are to be borne by the participant.

Course Aim

The overall objective of this ten-day residential course is to train Political Advisors for UN Missions in Africa, AU and ECOWAS operations and missions. It is also meant to enable senior personnel from African countries and organizations to know the core tasks of Political Advisors working on conflict and crisis and improve and/or enhance the quality of information they provide.

 

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Target Group

The envisaged target groups senior civilian (director level), police personnel (Superintendent and above), military personnel (Lt Col and above) and NGOs who are either already in an advisory position or are likely to become PolAds in the coming years.

 

Course Content

The course will cover, inter alia, the following topics:

  • The Role of a PolAd;
  • The PolAd at Work;
  • Policy Advising in Other Actors Operations and Missions;
  • Reporting and Speechwriting;
  • Public Diplomacy;
  • Analytical tools for PolAds;
  • Negotiation and Mediation;
  • Communication through the Media;
  • The Possible Role of PolAds in ECOWAS and AU Operations and Missions;
  • Interaction between Different Security Actors; and
  • The Way Ahead in International Crisis and Conflict Management.

 

Selection Process

The course generates a lot of interest and a high number of applications. This will make the selection very competitive. The process will be as following:

  • The selection process will strive to achieve gender balance of participants as much as possible.
  • Selection Board will decide on shortlisted and waitlisted applications (end June 2018)
  • Shortlisted candidates will be asked to confirm their seats bindingly
  • Should not all shortlisted candidates confirm their seats, these will be offered to candidates on the waitlist on “first come first served” basis
  • Limited scholarships (for course fee only) maybe available depending on position, experience and qualifications. The selection board will determine specific applicants that qualify to receive financial support.

 

Contact at KAIPTC

Mrs Marylyn Agblor
Training Coordination Officer
Tel.  00 233 (0) 302 718200 Ext. 1012
Fax. 00 233 (0) 302 718201
Email: marylyn.agblor@kaiptc.org
Email: training.coordination@kaiptc.org

 

Ortwin Gammer
Lt Col, Austrian Armed Forces
Course Director
Tel: +233 (0) 302 718 200 Ext. 2165
Omit (0) when calling from outside Ghana
Mob: +233 (0) 509 044 419
Email: ortwin.gammer@kaiptc.org