United Nations Civil-Military Coordination


Goal :

Give the trainee the skills and tools to plan and conduct CIMIC actions in the multifaceted environment of the United Nations. Also give him a general overview of the diversity of actors deployed in the field during a Peace Support Operation.

Goal :

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:


The main target audience of the internship is as follows:


To participate in this course you must: be medically fit to follow the entire course and in particular the exercises in the field, be either an officer of the rank of captain to lieutenant-colonel graduated from the staff, or civilian staff working for an international (IO) or non-governmental (NGO) organization, master the French or English language, be likely to participate in an operation to support peace in Africa.

Methodology :

Preparation phase :

  • The documents to be read are sent to the participants at least two weeks before the start of the course.

Internship progress :

  • Participatory approach using ongoing discussions
  • Teamwork and indoor / scenario exercises to allow the practical application of the concepts presented
  • Plenary presentations
  • Pre-test and post-test (MCQ and open questions)

Course structure:

  • Discussed subjects :
  • The EMP internship covers all of the United Nations standardized generic training modules (SGTM).
  • Introduction: characteristics of a Peace Support Operation (PSO), nature of conflicts in Africa.
  • Legal rules: international legal concept, UN chapters and mandates, human rights, memorandum of understanding (MoU), status of forces agreement (SOFA), rules of engagement (RoE).
  • Presentation of the actors present in the field: African Standby Force (FAA), Local Police, Non Governmental Organization (NGO), International Organization (IO), High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Children's Fund ( UNICEF), International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
  • CCM organization: general organization, CIMIC center, quick impact project, procedures and reports, tactical and technical procedures, knowledge of the environment.
  • Specific techniques: negotiation, work with an interpreter, work with the press, DDR process (disarmament, demobilization, reintegration), preventive medicine.
  • Exercises: videotaped interview, case study, practical exercises with trainees inside and outside the school (no specific attire is required).

Administration / logistics / organization:

  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Course / Travel / Accommodation / Food costs: Fully covered - accommodation at EMPABB.
  • Team: 1 Course Director, 1 or 2 Experts, 2 Temporary Instructors, External “Interveners” (MINUSMA / OCHA / DIRPA /)

          Main ITs: - Col / M Oumarou MAIGA (Mali)
         - Col / M Lamoussa FOFANA (Burkina Faso)

The internship is conducted in French and English, the funding of the internship is the responsibility of the EMP, the internship is open to both men and women, start of the internship the first Monday at 08:00 am: welcome from the director, photo of the promotion, administrative formalities. Working hours: Monday to Friday, 07:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 14:00 p.m. to 17:00 p.m. A cultural tour of Bamako is organized on Saturday morning. Free time on Saturday afternoon and Sunday. End of the course on the second Friday at 12 noon after the ceremony.