Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict Course (POC18-1)

Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict Course (POC18-1)

Peace and Security Studies

Course Duration: 12th – 21st February, 2018
Application Date: - Jan 15, 2018
Course Fee: Fully funded by United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM)

Course Summary:

Protection of Civilians in armed conflicts has increasingly become an integral component of contemporary peace operations. To implement a POC Mandate on a strategic and operational level, the Course sensitizes PSO personnel or multiplyers and provides the background, the framework and lessons learnt for protecting civilians in armed conflicts. Through building individual skills, the course aims at enhancing the capacity and effectiveness to implement POC mechanisms and tools. The course will be delivered through a combination of lectures, presentations, interactive discussions, group work and scenario based exercises.

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  • Background and History of POC
  • Overview of contemporary UN, AU/REC Peace Operations
  • UN/AU/REC’s Approach to POC
  • Normative Framework of POC
  • SSR, R2P and POC
  • Gender and POC
  • Practitioners’ perspective
  • Challenges and Controversies


Target participants:

The training course targets Mid-level (operational O-3 to O-5) military personnel from the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania Togo, Uganda and Zambia

  • UN/AU/RECs Staff
  • Mission personnel
  • Military personnel


Selection will strive to achieve gender balance of participants.