The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre is offering a one week French pilot course in Disaster Communication and Warning (DCW) to limited number of disaster management practitioners, persons training to enter into a disaster management role, police personnel and military participants. This disaster management course reflects KAIPTC’s initiative in developing disaster management courses in support of West African disaster managers and their professional development in the civilian and security sectors. This is in line with building the capacity of disaster managers in support of the ECOWAS Humanitarian Response Mechanism (EHRM). The focus of the course therefore is to provide disaster management professionals with a basic understanding of different communication styles and skills; and the ability to create and implement DCW strategies for various disaster scenarios.
The course is designed to provide disaster management professionals with a basic understanding of different communication styles and skills; and the ability to create and implement DCW strategies for various disaster scenarios.
The one-week course will be conducted in French through a combination of interactive presentations, small exercises, and a scenario-based exercise to conclude the course.
The course seeks to enable disaster management practitioners to:
On completion of the course, participants should be able to:
The course will cover the following modules:
The problem-based learning approach will be used in the delivery of the course. Participants will play active roles in the learning process under the supervised guidance of a team of experienced facilitators. The course content will thus be delivered using a combination of tools such as; lectures, case studies, small group work exercises and simulation among others. The course will be conducted in English.
The principal target audience for the DCW French pilot course will be predominantly disaster management practitioners, persons preparing to enter into a disaster management role, police and military personnel. Disaster Management Agencies of nominating countries should strive to achieve gender balance of selected participants as much as possible.
This course is sponsored by KAIPTC and USAFRICOM. Nominated participants will contact the Course Director to coordinate their travel arrangement to KAIPTC. Participants who will require visa on arrival will also be responsible for their visa fees.
Other relevant information are:
HOW TO APPLY
Disaster Management Agencies of selected countries will nominate participants for the course. Nominated participants will send to the Course Director their résumé/CV. For military candidate, also provide organization/duty location and position currently held. Along with the résumé/CV, participants should send the bio-data page of the nominee passport
Contacts of the Course Director is as follows:
Lt Col Dela Klutse
Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre
Tel +233-302-718200 – Ext 2038
Mobile +233 -262650279/+233-208725007
Selected participants should contact Dr. Anna Mensah on +233243360685 or Anna.Mensah@kaiptc.org for further details on the course