Call for Applications: Protection of Civilians Course (PoC) 2019

Call for Applications: Protection of Civilians Course (PoC) 2019

Peace and Security Studies

Course Duration: 21.10.19 – 01.11.19
Application Date: - Aug 20, 2019
Course Fee: See description
Terms and Conditions:
  • Visa costs and travel cost to your next international airport will be borne by the participant. KAIPTC won’t refund any cost borne by the participants.
  • Estimated budgeted costs will be covered by the Government of Switzerland and includes: Air travel cost from an international airport to Accra/Ghana, Airport shuttle to and from KAIPTC, accommodation and food as well as facilitation fees.

Call for Applications: Protection of Civilians Course (PoC) 2019

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Course date

21.10.19 – 01.11.19

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to enhance the capacity of participants for the effective implementation of PoC mandates in Peace Operations on the operational level in order to mitigate the effects of conflicts on civilians.
Selection will strive to achieve gender balance of participants.

Target Group

  • The training course targets Mid-level (operational) personnel:
  • UN/AU/RECs Staff
  • Mission personnel
  • Military & Police personnel
  • Humanitarian Actors
  • Government officials
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Civil Society Organizations

Course Content

  • The course syllabus covers the following modules:
  • 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
  • PoC in Practice

Teaching Methods

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.


We will receive roughly 15 applications for each and every seat available on this course. The process will be as following:

  • Selection Board will decide on shortlisted and waitlisted applications
  • 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


Training Coordination Officer
Mrs Marylyn Agblor

Tel. +233 (0) 302 718200 Ext. 1012
Fax. +233 (0) 302 718201
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Course Director
Maj Adrian Zurmuehle (Swiss Armed Forces)
Course Director
Tel.: +233 (0) 302 718200 Ext. 1315
Mob: +233 (0) 558 490 632