The goal of the 2 week Protection of Civilians Course is to advance a better understanding of the conceptual framework for the protection of civilians in peace support operations. The training seeks to prepare personnel for the various tiers and phases involved in this important aspect of peacekeeping which is beyond the traditional physical protection. It further expatiates the roles of actors as well as conduct practical exercises  to test the understanding of participants.

a.    What is protection of Civilian in United Nation Peacekeeping?
b.    Types of physical violence against Civilians.
c.    Who provides protection to Civilians?
d.    Background and history of POCin peacekeeping.
e.    The POC mandate and the Authorization to use force.
f. POC Policy Basic Guidelines and principles.
g. Ten Roles – Code of Personal Conduct for Blue Helmets.
h. Legal Dimensions of Protection of Civilians
i. Legal framework and international Legal instruments.
j. Normative framework.
k. Authorities obligations and prohibitions.
l. Accountability of the Peacekeeping Mission and the Peacekeepers.
m. Operational Concept on Protection of Civilians.
n. Actualizing the mandate into Protection of Civilians (POC)
o. Operational concept.
p. Operational concept for protection of Civilians.
q. The Protection of Civilians (POC) Response phases and
r. Corresponding Peacekeeping Activities.
s. Implementing the Protection of Civilians (POC) mandate.
t. Protection of Civilians Strategy.
u. Protection strategy threat Assessment.
v. Role and responsibilities of mission components.
w. Engagement and coordination mechanisms
x.  Preparedness Activities.
y. Key challenges and best practices in the field.
z. Others Protection of Civilians Issues.
aa. Prevention and response to sexual violence in Armed conflict.
bb. Children and Armed conflict.
cc. Protection of Humanitarian Workers
ee. Protection of Journalist.
ff. Lesson Learned and Non – Peacekeeping Protection Of Civilians.
gg. The United Nations Charter Security Council and the collective system of international security.
hh. Convention on Genocide and responsibility to act.
ii.   World Summit 2005 and responsibility to protect.
jj.  Humanitarian interventions and right to intervene.
kk. Distinction between protection in United Nation Peacekeeping and non – peacekeeping protection.
ll. Protection of Civilians as a priority in United Nation peacekeeping.
mm. Expectation management regarding to Protection of Civilians.
nn. Implementation of failure to protect Civilian in United Nation.

Language: English
Target Group: Military, Police , NGO,IO,Other Security Agencies and Individuals involved directly or indirectly with DDR.

2 Weeks


Course Date: 31 July – 14 August 20
Course Code: POC (BMATT) 23/20
Application Deadline: 30 May 20

Course Date: 6 – 20 November 20
Course Code: POC 24/20
Application Deadline: 6 October 20