The prerequisites necessary to participate in this course are:
be medically fit to follow the entire course and in particular the exercises in the field,
be either a captain-to-lieutenant-colonel graduate officer, or civilian personnel working for an international (IO) or non-governmental organization (NGO),
master the French or English language,
be likely to participate in a peace support operation in Africa.
Objective of the internship:
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.
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, United Nations chapters and mandates, human rights, memorandum of understanding (MoU), status of forces agreement (SOFA), rules of engagement (RoE).
Presentation of the actors present on the ground: African Standby Force (FAA), Local Police, Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), International Organization (IO), High Commission 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).
General organization of the internship:
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 course on the first Monday at 08:00 am: welcome from the director, photo of the class, administrative formalities.
working hours: Monday to Friday from 07:30 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00.
a cultural tour of Bamako is organized on Saturday morning.
free time on Saturday afternoon and Sunday.
end of the internship on the second Friday at 12 noon after the graduation ceremony.
Each trainee has 20 minutes to briefly present their country, their armed forces (for the military) or the organization to which they belong (for civilians). It is advisable to prepare this presentation before joining Bamako.
Civilian personnel, interested in following the training and who meet the selection criteria, must send their CV along with the registration form to the following address firstname.lastname@example.org - mentioning in the subject line the name of the course . Out of 25 participants, 13 are civilians. Each trainee receives in advance all documents relating to the internship and all important readings to allow the intern to optimize his internship week. It is advisable to prepare and read the documentation before joining the course.