CMR Civilian Military Relations

1 Description

The course "Civil-Military Relations" leads to the Alioune Blondin Beye Peacekeeping School in Bamako, Mali is the result of a partnership with the Swedish Armed Forces Center and the Nordic Center for Gender in Military Operations (Swedint / NCGM) beginning in 2015. The first session of the above course was held in August 2016.
The aim of the course is to provide participants with knowledge and understanding of the needs of civilian, police and military personnel for the development of cooperation and coordination modalities in United Nations peacekeeping operations. Emphasis will be placed on recognizing and understanding the different roles, priorities and perspectives of the components of a peace mission as well as of external stakeholders in a mission area. This is to allow participants to work effectively with the other actors of a peace mission. In this sense, the CMR course goes beyond the framework of CIMIC, because it also addresses the UN-COORD component.
The 2017 session of the course "Civil-Military Relations" will focus on the Protection of Civilians, from the point of view of civil-military relations between the internal and external stakeholders of the United Nations Integrated Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).

This course is cooperation between the Swedish Armed Forces International Center (SWEDINT) and Alioune Blondin Beye Peacekeeping School (EMB-ABB). The purpose of the course is to give participants knowledge and understanding of the need for civilian, military, and police officers to develop terms for co-operation and co-ordination in UN-led Peace Support Operations (PSO). Focus will be on recognizing and comprehending the different roles, priorities, and perspectives of different components in a PSO as well as external actors in a mission area, in order to enable participants' to work effectively with other actors engaged in the operation.
The focus for this course will be on the Protection of Civilians, with regard to the civil military relations among the internal and external stakeholders of the UN Integrated Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).

2 Objectives

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

1. In the modern context of peace operations, analyze the differences and similarities between military, police and civilian actors;
2. In light of the knowledge acquired during seminars and group work, identify and explain the differences between the political and humanitarian aspects of a peacekeeping operation;
3. Explain the meaning of the comprehensive approach, and the concepts CIMIC, UN-COORD, Integrated Mission, like analyzing their differences and similarities;
4. Explain the role of the host nation and local ownership, as well as explain the implications for civil and military actors;
5. Demonstrate the conviction in the need for cooperation and collaboration between the actors of the civilian, police and military components of a peace mission.

On completion of the course, participants will be able to:

1. In the context of a modern peace support operation, analyze the differences and similarities between military, police, and civilian actors.
2. Given the knowledge acquired in seminars and syndicates, identify and explain the differences between the political and humanitarian aspects of a peace support operation.
3. Explain the meaning of Comprehensive Approach, CIMIC, and UN-CMCoord, UN Integrated Mission concept and analyze their differences and similarities.
4. Explain the role of the host nation and local ownership and explain the consequences for civilian and military actors.
5. Demonstrate belief in the need for cooperation and coordination between military, police, and civilian actors

3 Organization / Organization

• Duration: 10 days.
• Bilingual: French - English
• Number of Participants: 30 participants
• Profile of the participants: the course is intended for civilians, agents of the security forces (police and army) of the Minusma, of the Malian Government, officials of international and multilateral organizations (primarily ECOWAS), as well as actors of civil society involved in Minusma.

• Duration: 10 days
• Bi lingual: French - English
• Nb of participants: 30
• Profile of participants: the course is destinated to civilians, member of security forces (police and military) from Minusma, Malian Government, personnel from international and multilateral organizations (priority given to ECOWAS), as well as civil society stakeholders of the UN Mission in Mali MINUSMA.