The basic CGTPO course (Comprehensive Generic Training Peace Operations) is an essential contribution to training prior to secondment, and provides important insights into the work of UN, OSCE and EU peace operations. At the same time the participants are given a clear idea of the professional, personal, social and methodological skills needed to work successfully in a deployment. The curriculum of this two-week training course boasts a high degree of interactive, practical exercises including a simulation reflecting the reality of a mission.
The objective of this course is
- to understand the mandates, functions and legal framework of peace operations, and
- to generate awareness for the interaction between international organizations, their peace operations, the individuals involved in them, and local partners.
The course covers subjects including e.g. the cooperation between the military, police and civilian experts – also called the "comprehensive approach" –, gender awareness, local ownership and supporting participative processes, sustainability, and Mary Anderson's concept of "do no harm". These operational principles are integral components of ZIF's "Civilian experts" concept.
Special attention is paid to personal and practical security training. The second week comprises a HEAT course (Hostile Environment Awareness Training) at the German armed forces' UN training center in Hammelburg. It serves to heighten participants' awareness of safety and risk prevention. The curriculum also covers training in road safety and 4x4 off-road driving modules.
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