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HPSS COURSES

CIVIL MILITARY COOPERATION (US AFRICOM) FROM 17 TO 28 FEB 14

Training technical personnel to handle national stockpiles, implementing operational procedures and exchanging ideas on potential improvements of security management, as well as at introducing best international practices in physical security and stockpile management.
The objectives of the course are: Define CIMIC and its equivalent concepts and terminology within the peace operation in the field; Explain the principles and guidelines behind CIMIC; Explain CIMIC structure and organization and Understand the role and function of CIMIC.

PHYSICAL SECURITY AND STOCKPILE MANAGEMENT COURSE FROM 13-24 JAN 14

Training technical personnel to handle national stockpiles, implementing operational procedures and exchanging ideas on potential improvements of security management, as well as at introducing best international practices in physical security and stockpile management.
The objectives of the course are: Risk management in the handling of EODs; Internal security; External security; Arms security; Emergency planning and response; Ammunition basics and Net explosive weight hazards etc.

CIED COURSE FROM 17 FEB TO 14 MAR 14

The Course is intended to train personnel to collect, collate, asses and disseminate information on enemy capabilities relating directly to their use of weapons, caches, finds etc. It specifically includes the investigation of IEDs, IED explosions and subsequent collection of intelligence and information, ultimately leading to the provision of information used to defeat the IED network. Priority is given to personnel assigned for operations.
The objectives of the course are: To Counter and neutralize IED threat; to provide personnel with knowledge and skills required to respond safely to the C-IED threat within the operational area; To provide additional information on search tactics, techniques and procedures and C-IED report formats essential for the safe conduct of day to day missions.

SECURITY MANAGEMENT (REDR UK) FROM 3-7 FEB 14

The aim of the course is to Identify the key requirements for managing security in complex emergencies and conflict zones by practicing essential techniques in risk management, security management and crisis response. The course draws the field case studies, the current humanitarian environment and the security management practices used by the humanitarian bodies worldwide.

The objectives of the course are: Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the key security management skills and their use in relation to setting and achieving programme goals when managing humanitarian emergencies; Work effectively in reviewing and enhancing security management practices and procedures in the field; Evaluate on personal performance and that of others in relation to security in emergencies and Communicate effectively to different audiences in the field of humanitarian practices using appropriate media

EXERCISE PLANNING PROCESS COURSE (EX 3D) FROM 20-31 JAN 14

The aim of the course is to provide course participants with an understanding of the Exercise Cycle, the fundamentals and tenets of the process with a view to empowering the participants to lead and/or be an active and contributing member of an Exercise Team. The objectives of the course are: The fundamentals of the exercise cycle; The steps in exercise planning; The processes of managing the conduct of exercises; The processes of exercise evaluation and the importance of lessons learned and follow-up

SMALL ARMS AND LIGHT WEAPONS (SALW) (UNDP/JAPAN) FROM 17-21 JAN 14

The aim of the course is to provide capacity in small arms and light weapons control and management in accordance with international and regional standards. The objectives of the course are: The participant should be able to define SALW and understand the international, regional and national obligations; The participant should be able to understand the various factors that contribute to SALW proliferation and related impact; The participant should be acquainted with the various institutions and approaches to prevent the flow of illicit SALW in accordance with international and regional obligations; The participant should be familiar with standards for appropriate physical security and stockpile management; The participant should appreciate the various strategies of disarmament and the participant should understand the nexus between SALW.

UNDSS SAFE AND SECURE APPROACHES IN FIELD ENVIRONMENT (UNDP SSAFE) FROM 3-7 FEB 14

The course aimes 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 course are: 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.

AMISOM FORCE HEADQUARTERS TRAINING FROM 3-28 FEB 14

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 objectives of the course are: 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 demonstrate the core values and competencies of the African Union/United Nations regulations as required.

PERSONAL SAFETY AND SECURITY (REDR UK) FROM 17-21 FEB 14

The course is designed to put individuals under stressful conditions preparing them for the worst case scenario. Essential classroom theory is complemented with real life simulation confronting key issues such as road blocks, abductions, weapons, mines and crossfire. The training will help field workers to reduce security risks and enable you to deal with situations that could compromise your safety and that of your colleagues.

The objectives of the course are: Preventive measures and responses to security related incidences; Context assessment; Assessing risks; Threat and vulnerability; Developing security strategies; Personal communication; Security planning; Field communications equipment; Stress management; Coping with sexual violence; Vehicles and travel security; Evacuation planning and procedures; Abduction; Detention and kidnap and Surviving in Hostile environments.

RULE OF LAW COURSE FROM 13-24 JAN 14

The purpose of this course is to provide participants with specific knowledge of the most essential norms, standards, mechanisms and methods for Rule of law development while looking at the central actors and missions, their respective mandates and experiences and views on future challenges.
The objectives of the course are:Identify and explain the purpose, components and sources of Rule of Law in peace support operations; To identify and discuss the basic principles of the Rule of law; Differentiate between the Rule of law and Human rights in peace support operations; Demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts in rule of law; To be able to define and discuss aspects of Human security ; To demonstrate necessary skills required in practicing Rule of law and the conduct of land operations and to identify and discuss the relationship between the rule of law associated legal obligations and to identify and analyze the existing PSO Rule of law initiatives and challenges

CONFLICT ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION COURSE FROM 13-24 JAN 14

The purpose of this course is to enhance participants’ understanding of conflict and equip them with tools and competencies to be able to identify and interpret issues in conflict systems that will inform and influence decision making processes in their work environment/respective organizations and make programming recommendations in a multidimensional context.

The objectives of the course are: To understand the concept of conflict and its theoretical foundations; To understand the concepts of conflict specifically related to Africa and the issues that have shaped conflict dynamics on the continent since independence; To demonstrate an enhanced understanding of conflict analysis frameworks, and tools and be able to apply the same in their work environment; To demonstrate an understanding of the foundations of conflict prevention theory and conflict prevention initiatives in Africa and apply conflict analysis skills and tools in the development of a conflict prevention plan.

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