EDUCATION

ADVANCED EDUCATION COURSES

Civilian Peace Support Operations

Focus area: 
Human rights, conflict management and development cooperation
Venue: 
Yaoundé, Cameroon
Application deadline: 
02.08.2016
Lenght: 
29.08.2016 to 02.09.2016
Maximum Number of Participants: 
30
Tuition fee: 

100.000FCFA

For: 

This course is opened to thirty (30) practitioners and students wishing to work or gain knowledge on the general aspects of Peace Support Operations notably: government officials in relevant fields, Diplomats, NGO Representatives, human rights activists and other Practitioners. Applicants must be nationals of an African country and have a University degree OR five years working experience in a relevant field. Fluency in English and French is essential.

This course is the first step of a pioneering endeavour to create a pool of trained civilian professionals in Cameroon, equipping them with fundamental knowledge on peacekeeping operations, as a means of increasing their readiness and competencies, in responding to a significantly growing demand for civilian expertise in peacekeeping, peace building and conflict management in Africa and around the world.

English is the working language.

Activities: 

Training Objectives

Recent trends and challenges in PK and PB Operations with special focus on the situation in Africa
Crisis Management Operations: An Introduction

  • The PK Mission Life Cycle
  • The AU legal and institutional framework for the delivery of Peace Support Operations
  • The legal status of the PK Mission personnel
  • The right to vote and to be elected: legal aspects
  • Electoral Assistance and Observation: General Principles, Main Actors and Activities
  • Electoral Observation: Roles and Duties of Long-term Observers (LTOs): some case studies Electoral Observation: Roles and Duties of Short-term Observers (STOs)
  • Election Observation Mission: role play
  • The African Legal and institutional Framework for the protection and Promotion of Human and People’s Rights
  • Introduction to Universal Human Rights Law and Institutions and to Human Rights Field Operations
  • Introduction to International Criminal Law, Transitional Justice etc.
  • Fact Finding
  • Human Rights Education
  • Reporting Techniques
  • Case Study on HR Missions and final role play

Teaching methods
Training methodologies will include seminars, lectures, role-playing sessions and simulations.

How to apply
Applicants are required to complete an application form and email to fpeaces@gmail.com or pso_training@yahoo.com alongside a copy of their Curriculum Vitae, and a scanned copy of a receipt for the payment of a non-refundable application fee of 5,000 FCFA. Application fees should be paid directly into FPS-UNICS account number: 37320105139087 YMC at any UNICS Branch or download from this page see the doc attached.

Certificate: 

At the end of the course, participants will be awarded an attendance certificate.

Contact: 
Contacts Ms. Pasqualetta CAMPUS
Tel:  +39050882685
Mail:  itpcm@santannapisa.it
Dr. Melvis M. NDILOSEH
Department of International Law, IRIC
Tel:  +237.77.63.63.23