The Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) and the Swiss Confederation wish to invite qualified and interested parties to attend the Multidimensional Peace Operations course in 2018.
Seventy years after the establishment of the first UN field operation in 1948, the size and scope of UN peacekeeping operations has expanded dramatically. And as peacekeeping has evolved, particularly since the late 1980s, a growing number of United Nations peacekeeping operations have become multidimensional in nature, composed of a range of components, including military, civilian police, political affairs, rule of law, human rights, humanitarian, reconstruction, public information and gender. There are also a number of areas, such as mission support and security and safety of personnel, which remain essential to peacekeeping regardless of a particular mission’s mandate. It is critical therefore that all actors involved understand the related challenges and opportunities, including mission components, mandates and structure from an operational perspective.
The aim of the Multidimensional Peace Operations Course (MDPO) is to provide military, police and civilian personnel with the knowledge and skills of operational level planning, coordination and conduct of MDPO in order to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the components in Peace Operations.
The target group includes Military-, Police-, Civilian Mission Staff, Humanitarian- and Civil Society Actors on operational level (CPT to LTC, ASP to C/SUPT and managerial level/positions e.g. P3/P4, Assistant Director, Directors).
We strive for an equal participation of Military, Police and Civilians as well as gender balance.
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.
Only fully completed applications that are submitted via the application portal here will be taken into consideration. Please also note that your “reasons for applying” are an important factor in the selection process.
We will preselect roughly 15 applicants of each target group (Military, Police and Civilian). The maximum number of course participants will be 32 participants. Therefore we proceed as follows:
Mrs Marylyn Agblor
Tel. +233 302 718 200 Ext. 1012
Fax. +233 302 718 201
Maj Andreas Bosshard
Tel. +233 302 718 200 Ext. 1315
Fax. +233 302 718 201
Mobile: +41 79 394 18 36