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:
  • 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.
  • Terms and Conditions:
  • All nominated participants will have to complete an eLearning introduction prior to the commencement of the course. The acquired certification is a condition for admission.
  • All nominated participants will have to proof adequate health insurance coverage prior to the commencement of the course.
  • KAIPTC or the Government of Switzerland will not bear any costs caused by illness or accident.
  • 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