Information Management for Peace Operations (IMPO) Course
Peace Support Operations
Course Fee: This course is fully funded by the Government of Switzerland.
Terms and Conditions:
- The course is conducted in English; there will be no translation in other languages.
- The course is residential and course participants will be accommodated at KAIPTC.
- The following costs will be covered by the Government of Switzerland: facilitation fees, air travel from international airport, food and accommodation. Visa costs as well as travel to an international airport will be borne by the participant.
- UN/AU/REC personnel are required to use their organisation’s means of transport (e.g. UN flights), which will help reduce overall costs considerably.
- All nominated participants will have to complete an eLearning module prior to the commencement of the course. The acquired certification is a condition for admission.
- All nominated participants will have to show proof of adequate health insurance coverage prior to the commencement of the course. KAIPTC or the Swiss Confederation will not bear any costs caused by illness or accident.
- No-shows or cancellation of confirmed participants: resulting costs are to be borne by the participant.
The aim of the course is to promote greater situational awareness through appropriate information management methodologies in a multi-stakeholder environment in order to improve the quality of information provided to key decision makers in crisis operations, in order to enhance the effectiveness of those personnel engaged in future operations.
The principal target audience for this IMPO course will be predominantly middle-level, AU and ECOWAS staff, personnel from Governments, UN, aid agencies, NGOs, military and police with some basic Intel-background, to understand each other’s operational role better, and thus improve cooperation in collecting, assessing and preparing information for better management and decision making at operational levels of an international multi-stakeholder peacekeeping and peace building operation. Selection will strive to achieve gender balance of participants as much as possible; and nominating participants who are / will be serving in current West African UN Missions.
The course is planned to cover the following modules:
- Conflict Analysis, causes and consequences; Information concepts; IM in Decision making process; Early warning; Intro in JMAC; Information Cycle from collection to evaluation.
- Information reporting, – writing and drawing conclusions; Information Preparation of the Area of operation including Simulation Exercise; country / area information study.
We will receive roughly 15 applications for each and every seat available on this course. This will make the work of the selection board though but interesting. The process will be as following:
- Selection Board will decide on shortlisted and waitlisted applications (end March 2018)
- 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
Contact at KAIPTC
Mrs Marylyn Agblor
Training Coordination Officer
Tel. 00 233 (0) 302 718200 Ext. 1012
Fax. 00 233 (0) 302 718201
Col Paul Tanye – Kulono
Tel.: 00 233 (0) 302 718200 Ext. 1140