The IPC course is organised under the framework of the Finnish Centre of Expertise in Comprehensive Crisis Management, i.e. together with FINCENT.
The IPC course is unique in that it brings together experts looking to work in the different components of a UN Mission, as well as UN Country Team, and allows them to train together in mixed teams.
The IPC course aims to enhance the participants’ knowledge of the UN integrated approach in peace operations. Experts looking to work in the civilian, police and military components work together learning not only about their own component, but especially about the work of the other components. The course increases the participants’ ability to plan and work together, share information and collaborate with all elements of the integrated Mission, including the UN Country Team. The course participants will be able to utilise the integrated approach to a fuller extent, making their own efforts in the Mission more effective.
Upon completion of the course the students will be able to:
– discuss the characteristics of modern conflicts
– explain the organisation of modern multidimensional integrated UN missions
– summarise the functions of the mission components and the UN Country Team
– demonstrate means of collaboration and coordination between different components and units aiming for better information sharing and coordinated action
– recognise the main differences between the UN integrated approach and that of the AU, NATO and EU
Time and place: 6-12 June 2020, Kuopio, Finland. The course consists of an eLearning phase (of about 6 hours) as well as the residential part in Kuopio. Completion of the eLearning phase is a prerequisite for attendance in the face-to-face training. 100% attendance of both is required for a successful completion of the course.
Target audience: Participants should be experts (civilians, police, military) who work in areas related to crisis management/peace operations in the wider context, including humanitarian and development sectors. The course is open for participants who currently work in a crisis area as well as to those looking to be deployed to a Mission or Operation in the future. Basic knowledge of peace operations is a pre-requisite either through previous experience or through more thorough pre-course tasks and studies. Good comprehension of written and spoken English is a requirement.
Participation fee: Participants are requested to cover the cost of full-board accommodation at the on-campus Course Hotel. The total cost for full-board accommodation (incl. coffee breaks and social events) amounts to € 700 per person. Course fee does not apply to experts listed in FINCENT’s or CMC Finland’s roster – if you are affiliated with these organisations, please check if the course fee applies to you.
Deadline: The last day for applications is 29.3.2020. See the Invitation to apply here and fill in your application here.