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HPSS COURSES

UNDP SAFE SECURE APPROACHES IN FIELD ENVIRONMENT (SSAFE) COURSE (2-13 DEC 2013)

This is the fourth UNSSAFE course conducted at HPSS. The aim of the course is to equip Participants with the knowledge of safe and secure approaches in hostile field environment. The objectives of the course are to equip the participants on; First Aid; Radio and SAT Communication; The UN Security Management System and Personal Security Awareness; Mass Casualty Incident Response; Convoy and Vehicle Travel Procedure; Hostage Survival; Weapon Awareness; and Fire.

PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS COURSE – ( 2-13 Dec 2013)

This is a PCSS course conducted at HPSS from 2-13 Dec 13. The purpose of this course is to enhance the participants’ capacity to understand, assess, plan, implement and monitor PoC. The course objectives are for the Participant to understand; the current context including key actors and challenges in the protection of civilians; identify existing regulatory frameworks – international and national for the protection of civilians; identify vulnerable groups and their specific protection needs and mechanisms for protection.

HUMAN RIGHTS COURSE (2-13 DEC 2013)

This was the second Human Rights course conducted at HPSS from 2-13 Dec 13. The aim of this course was to enhance the participants understanding of Human Rights protection issues for the effective prevention and protection of children in peace support operations. In order to do so, this course will provide a forum in which participants will be exposed to the aspects of Human rights protection and promotion in complex and multidimensional peace support operations environment.

AMISOM FORCE HEADQUARTERS TRAINING

Engility Corporation in conjunction with the United States Department of State will conduct African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Force Headquarters Training at the International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC), Kenya from 4-29 November 2013. The training will be conducted at the Humanitarian Peace Support School (HPSS) located in Embakasi, Nairobi. ENGILITY will conduct the training under the African Contingency Operations and Training Assistance (ACOTA) Program. The aim of the course is to train the members of the next AMISOM Force Headquarters and to train officers to conduct staff operations within the framework of a recognized staff process.The objective of the AMISOM PDT training is to generally prepare the participants for duties in a peacekeeping mission, particularly in AMISOM FHQ so that they could:Fulfill military aspects of the specific AU/UN peacekeeping mandate in accordance with DPKO/PSC principles and guidelines; perform their military functions in an effective, professional and integrated manner in the current dynamic Operational environment in Peace Support Operations and to demonstrate the core values and competencies of the African Union/United Nations regulations as required.

DESARMAMENT, DEMOBILIZATION AND REINTEGRATION (DDR) COURSE

The Desarmament, Demobilization and Reintergration course was conducted at the Hummanitarian Peace Support School from 30th to 18th October 2013. The course aimed at imparting knowledge skills and attitude to the articipants to be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles and procedures involved in planning implementing and supporting DDR programmes in PSO environment. The objectives of the course are; To demonstrate an enhanced understanding of the background knowledge on the transition from conflict to peace and the role of DDR in th epeace operation process. To examine and develop an understanding of the concepts policies and strategies of the IDDRs to effectively applythem in DDR programmes during peace operations. To demonstrate an understanding of the structures and processe of DDR planning and programming in peace operations. To develop proffesional competencies to effectively operate in DDR programmes and support in peace operations.

EUROPEAN UNION POLICE SERVICES TRAINING (EUPST)

The European Union Police Services Training (EUPST) course was conducted at the Hummanitarian Peace Support School from 16th to 27th September 2013. It is clear that the training aimed at achieving the following objectives: Enhancing the capabilities of beneficiary police services to jointly perform civilian policing functions in a crisis management and stabilization situation;Achieving a strengthened cohesion as well as interoperability of police elements ; Advancing towards “standardized” approaches in the delivery of training; Mainstreaming human rights, including women’s rights and children’s rights and the protection of minorities, disabled persons and other vulnerable groups in civilian police missions, in line with relevant EU policy

UNDP SAFE AND SECURE APPROACH TO FIELD ENVIRONMENT (UNDP SSAFE)

The UNDP Safe and Secure Approach to Field Environment (UNDP SSAFE)course was conducted at the Hummanitarian Peace Support School from 9th to 12th September 2013.The course aimed at providing knowledge and expertise to UN staff on how to identify and respond to direct and indirect threats and incidences jeopardizing their lives and the ability to serve the targeted populations.

 The objectives of the SSAFE training revolved around imparting knowledge to participants on the following: Somalia History and Background;First Aid provision;Radio and SAT Communication;The UN Security Management System and Personal Security Awareness;Mass Casualty Incident Response;Convoy and Vehicle Travel Procedures;Hostage Survival; Weapon Awareness;Fire management and Somalia Threat Assessment.

UNDP SAFE AND SECURE APPROACH TO FIELD ENVIRONMENT (UNDP SSAFE)

The UNDP Safe and Secure Approach to Field Environment (UNDP SSAFE) course was conducted at the Hummanitarian Peace Support from 2nd to 5th September 2013 to respond to direct and indirect threats and incidences jeopardizing their lives and the ability to serve the targeted populations.

 The objectives of the SSAFE training revolved around imparting knowledge to participants on the following: Somalia History and Background;First Aid provision;Radio and SAT Communication;The UN Security Management System and Personal Security Awareness;Mass Casualty Incident Response;Convoy and Vehicle Travel Procedures;Hostage Survival; Weapon Awareness;Fire management and Somalia Threat Assessment.

RELIEF IN PLACE MIL 2 MIL COURSE

Relief in Place Mil 2 course was conducted at the Hummanitarian Peace Support School from 19th to 23rd August 2013. Based on recent US Army combat operations, this M2M event reviewed RIP procedures that serve to relieve a depleted unit in contact, relieve units stressed by prolonged operations in adverse conditions, or to rest units after extended missions have been conducted.

 The objective of the Relief in Place 2 MIL Course training is to Provide an overview of the U.S. Army RIP Program to include as a minimum;Prerequisites for Successful Operations; RIP without enemy pressure; RIP under enemy pressure and attack; RIP centralized planning and decentralized execution; Review Deep, Close, Rear, Security and Reserve Operations; Conducting retrograde operations; Roles of Intelligence, Fire Support, Mobility Air Defense, Combat Service Support and Command and Control;Use of Air Assault Forces (and Rotary Wing assets); Importance of Planning: Air Movement, Ground Movement, Staging, Joint Planning, etc and Review Movement Operations; Employment of Armored Forces in support of Infantry (capabilities and limitations).

HUMAN RIGHTS FOR SOMALIA COURSE

Human Rights for Somalia course was conducted at the Hummanitarian Peace Support School from 26th August to 6th September 2013. The aim of the course is to enhance participants’ understanding of the various human rights instruments, issues and challenges and their centrality in analysis, planning, implementation and monitoring in the context of Somalia.

 The objective of the Human Rights For Somalia Course training was Demonstrate an understanding of the historical background of Human Rights, define and examine the key concepts informing rights issues in all contexts.To examine Human Rights within the international legal framework and to enable participants to engage and influence the different stakeholders to respect, protect, promote and fulfill Human Rights.To demonstrate an understanding of International Humanitarian Law, its interaction with other areas of International Law and its applicability in the national legal framework.d. To equip participants with knowledge of humanitarianism and humanitarian assistance, challenges and factors in integrated humanitarian planning and implementation in complex emergencies. Demonstrate an understanding of gender roles and relations and how they are impacted by conflict and post conflict situations. To equip participants with knowledge of women’s rights, strategies and mechanisms for equitable and appropriate response to women’s rights violations.To enhance the participants’ understanding of violations of children’s rights and equip them with skills to improve the protection of children in situations of peace and conflict. To equip participants with knowledge and skills on the rights of IDPs in order to enhance their protection.

AMISOM FORCE HEADQUARTERS TRAINING COURSE

Amisom Force Headquarters Training course was conducted at the Humanitarian Peace Support School from 19th August to 13th September 2013 about to be deployed into AMISOM already have and ensuring that they are fully trained in Peace Support Operations (PSO) aspects that will facilitate the successful execution of their AMISOM mission mandate with professionalism, competency and efficiency. threats and incidences jeopardizing their lives and the ability to serve the targeted populations.

 The objective of the AMISOM PDT training was to generally prepare the participants for duties in a peacekeeping mission, particularly in AMISOM FHQ so that they could:Fulfill military aspects of the specific AU/UN peacekeeping mandate in accordance with DPKO/PSC principles and guidelines.Perform their military functions in an effective, professional and integrated manner in the current dynamic Operational environment in Peace Support Operations.Demonstrate the core values and competencies of the African Union/United Nations regulations as required.

UNDP SAFE AND SECURE APPROACH TO FIELD ENVIRONMENT (UNDP SSAFE) NO 107 TRAINING COURSE

The UNDP Safe AND Secure Approach TO Field Environment (UNDP SSAFE)Training course was conducted at the Humanitarian Peace Support School from 12th to 15th August 2013. The course aimed at providing knowledge and expertise to UN staff on how to identify and respond to direct and indirect threats and incidences jeopardizing their lives and the ability to serve the targeted populations.

 The objectives of the SSAFE training revolved around imparting knowledge to participants on the following: Somalia History and Background;First Aid provision; Radio and SAT Communication ;The UN Security Management System and Personal Security Awareness ;Mass Casualty Incident Response; Convoy and Vehicle Travel Procedures;Hostage Survival; Weapon Awareness; Fire management; Somalia Threat Assessment.

UN POLICE OFFICERS’ COURSE

The UN Police Officers' course was conducted at the Humanitarian Peace Support School from 5th to 16th August 2013. This is a two-week generic police training course for Peacekeeping Operations in order to prepare police officers for assignments in Integrated Peacekeeping Operations. The aim of the course is to prepare the participants for a UN Peacekeeping Operation so they can work effectively with the outlined objectives of the United Nations Security Council Resolutions mandate in a Peacekeeping Operation.

 After the course, the participant will be able to: Describe in what way a community based policing can strengthen the protection of civilians in a mission area and what is needed to be successful.Explain why the outlined conduct and discipline are seen as essential elements for the UN mission to be successful in the host country.

UN STAFF OFFICER’S COURSE

The UN Staff Officer's course was conducted at the Humanitarian Peace Support School from 22nd July to 8th August 2013 August 2013. This course aims at preparing nationally trained staff officers for assignments in UN or other multinational HQs or in national contingents conducting Peace Support Operations. Predominantly on Brigade/Sector or Division/Force Head Quarter level.

 The specific objectives of the UNSOC are to: Examine major issues in peacekeeping;Understand UN role and responsibilities in peacekeeping; Understand the Military Staff Functions and responsibilities in UN peacekeeping; and Conduct operational staff planning processes for UN peacekeeping