UNITED NATIONS – CIVILMILITARY COORDINATION ECOURSE (UN-CMCOORD) (FACILITATOR-LED)

Aim

The aim of the United Nations – CivilMilitary Coordination (UN-CMCoord) eCourse is “to promote appropriate and effective humanitarian civil-military interactions in humanitarian emergencies through bolstered knowledge and understanding of UN-CMCoord standards and principles and adherence to them including the use of military and civil defence assets (MCDA) to better support the humanitarian community in delivering urgently needed goods and services to affected communities and people-in-need.”

OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE

  • Key elements of principled humanitarian action and the role and responsibility of UNOCHA
  • Defining concepts of humanitarian civil-military coordination and referring to the four global civil-military coordination guidelines to outline its key principles
  • Outline the main coordination mechanisms at country-level including the working modalities of clusters
  • Key civil-military coordination issues and possible approaches to address them (e.g. military support to humanitarian response, protections of civilians, use of foreign military assets (FMA) and/or military and civil defence assets (MCDA), security and use of armed escorts)

TARGET AUDIENCE

Experienced military officers, non-commissioned officers and former military officers who are mostly involved in disaster response and/or complex emergencies.

PREREQUISITES

  • Language proficiency: Students must meet the following standards of proficiency in English (as described in STANAG 6001):
    listening – good/3, speaking – good/3, reading – good/3, writing – fair/2
  • ADL-Module is mandatory and needs to be successfully completed by the students before the UN-CMCoord eCourse residential part.
  • Details about the ADL account will be forwarded after registration to the course.

ITERATIONS

The UN-CMCoord eCourse (Facilitator-led) will be conducted in 2 – 3 iterations per year. The duration is 1 week.