The Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) and the Swiss Confederation wish to invite qualified parties to attend the course “Protection of Civilians”.
It was a Swiss, Henry Dunant, founding member of the International Committee of the Red Cross, who in the 19th century put forward the idea of codifying the law of war, which led to the signing of the First Geneva Convention in 1864. From this original text were born the modern rules of war, which are mainly contained in the four Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their additional protocols.
The changing nature of today’s armed conflicts has resulted in an increased civilian-combatant interface to the extent that contemporary conflicts have been referred to as ‘wars among the people’. Civilian populations bear the greatest brunt of today’s complex and intractable conflicts. This change has necessitated both doctrinal and operational shifts in peace support operations.
Protection of Civilians (POC) has increasingly become an integral component of contemporary peace operations. Emerging international support to the “responsibility to protect” norm notwithstanding, peacekeepers and other actors involved in peace support operations are often not adequately prepared or trained to deal with the daunting task of civilian protection agenda.
The aim of this course is to enhance the capacity of participants for the effective implementation of POC mandates in Peace Operations in order to mitigate the effects of conflicts on civilians.
On completion of this course, participants will be able to:
The course syllabus covers the following modules:
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.
The training course targets Mid-level (operational) personnel:
Selection will strive to achieve gender balance of participants.
Only fully completed applications that are submitted via the application portal below will be taken into consideration.
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Application Deadline is 10. September 2017
Ms Marylyn Akabutu
Tel. +233 302 718200 Ext. 1012
Fax. +233 302 718201