Multidimensional Peace Operations Course (MDPO18)
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.
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 is planned to cover the following modules:
- The Nature of Conflicts
- Frameworks for Peace Operations
- Introduction and Concept of Peace Operations
- Gender and Peace Operations
- DDR in Peace Operations
- Security Sector Reform (SSR) and Peace Operations
- In-Mission Negotiations, Mediation & Facilitation
- Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and Protection of Civilians (POC) in Peace Operations
- Integrated Mission Support
- Planning in Peace Operations
- UN Policy on Civil-Military Coordination (CIMIC)
- Mine Awareness and IEDs in Integrated Missions Support
- Respect for Diversity
- MDPO in Practice
We will preselect roughly 15 applicants of each target group (Military, Police and Civilian). The final number of course participants will be max. 32 participants. Therefore we proceed as follows:
- 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.
Maj Andreas Bosshard (Armée suisse)
Tel.: +233 (0) 302 718200 Ext. 1315
Mob: +233 (0)264 853 577