Mission of the School

The mission of the “Alioune Blondin Bèye” Peacekeeping School, through quality multidisciplinary education, adapted to African realities, open to the world and based on the concepts of peace and security, is to contribute to the strengthening of African states' capacities in terms of supporting peace and primarily the ECOWAS Standby Force (FAC). This course is aimed at the three components of the FAC, military, police and civilian.
As such, it is responsible for:

  • To ensure the training of military, police, gendarmes and civilian trainees from African States and particularly from ECOWAS member states in order to enable them to participate in peace support operations carried out within the framework of the United Nations, the African Union or any other regional organization;
  • To acquire or maintain fundamental knowledge and skills related to peacekeeping operations;
  • Contribute to strengthening the culture of peace by providing quality multidisciplinary education, adapted to African realities, open to the world and based on the concepts of peace and security;
  • Foster the development of personal ties and networks between Pan-African interns.

To achieve these goals, the EMPABB offers a range of training actions in all areas specific to peace support operations (PSO). These actions take the form of internships that can last from one to four weeks. The school can host two courses simultaneously, each bringing together twenty-five men and women, civilians and in uniform. The EMPABB has also set up mobile training teams capable of traveling the continent to deliver "tailor-made" training to nations or organizations that express the need.
The general rule of the school is the TOTAL SHIPPING for trainees who are invited.
Here is the list of the different courses given in Bamako this year (see also the Training Calendar ):

  • African Peacebuilding Course (CONSPAIX)
  • Fundamental Knowledge of OSP (CONFOND)
  • United Nations Logistics (UN LOG)
  • United Nations Battalion / Brigade Command Post (PC-BAT)
  • Military Observer for United Nations Missions (UN MILOBS)
  • United Nations Police (UN POL)
  • Civil-Military Cooperation in the OSP (CIMIC)
  • Human rights in PSOs (DH)
  • Gender in PSOs (GEN)
  • Rights and Child Protection in PSOs (DPE)
  • Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR)
  • Security Sector Reform (RSS)
  • Electoral Assistance (ASSEC - planned for 2016)
  • Transitional Justice (JT - planned for 2016)
  • Mass disasters in PSOs (CATMAS - expected in 2016)
  • Protection of Civilians in PSOs (PRC- planned for 2016)