TRAINING & OPERATIONAL SUPPORT

Field Medical Assistants Course (FMAC) conducted in Entebbe, Uganda

ENGINEERING TRAINING

  • Over 600 engineering personnel from African and Asia Pacific Troop Contributing Countries (TCC) trained both in person and remotely.
  • Four Member States (Japan, Switzerland, Brazil, Morocco) have contributed trainers, equipment, course sponsorship, or Programme funding.
  • Host countries (Kenya, Uganda, Viet Nam, Rwanda, Morocco) have contributed trainers, facilities, course management and services on site.
  • Courses are offered in English and French.
  • Five in-person courses are currently being conducted namely three Heavy Engineering Equipment (HEE) operator courses (Basic, Intermediate, Training-of-Trainers (TOT)) as well as HEE Maintenance and Engineering Project Management (EPM) courses.
  • Three remote courses are currently being conducted in UN Environmental Management in Peace Operations, Physical Security Infrastructure (PSI) and Construction Process Management (CPM).
  • Triangular Partnership Programme (TPP) Trainees have been deployed to MINUSMA, MONUSCO, UNIFIL, UNMISS, and AMISOM.

 

MEDICAL TRAINING

  • The Field Medical Assistants Course (FMAC) was piloted in October 2019 for 29 uniformed peacekeepers from MONUSCO and UNMISS with trainers from the UN, Belgium, Germany & Japan and financial support from Japan, Israel and India.
  • The aim of FMAC is to provide trainees with the knowledge, skills and capability to perform life-saving interventions to peacekeepers, as well as enhance the emergency medical response skills and capabilities of peacekeepers in life-threatening situations to increase survivability.
  • FMAC (in-person) and FMAC Master Trainer Course (MTC) (webinar and in-person) will be held in 2022. 

 

UN C4ISR ACADEMY FOR PEACE OPERATIONS (UNCAP)

  • Since 2015, about 6,500 (12% women) military & police personnel from 112 countries have undertaken technology training in Entebbe or in missions.
  • 6 Women’s Outreach Course: 177 female officers trained from 54 countries from Africa, Asia, Europe and Americas, and 23 graduates have deployed to UN field missions.
  • UN missions in Africa (MINUSMA, MINUSCA, MONUSCO, UNSOS) are the largest technology training beneficiaries.  
  • Academy partners: Japan, India, Canada & Denmark are contributing extra-budgetary funding, France, Uganda, NATO Communications and Information Academy are contributing technical support with trainers, expertise, mentoring and logistics.
  • Since the launch of the Technology Training Portal (technologytraining.un.org) in September 2020, 334 certificates of completion were delivered to learners from all Missions on C4ISR and Situational Awareness.
  • The Mobile Training Team (MTT) delivered its first in-mission course in MONUSCO in September 2021.

 

TELEMEDICINE

  • Telemedicine (also known as Telehealth) is the support of delivery of health services through telecommunications technologies in situations where the clinician and patient are not in the same location.
  • A pilot Telemedicine Project was launched in March 2021 with the aim of improving overall access to healthcare in four of the most complex UN missions:  MINUSMA, MINUSCA, MONUSCO and UNMISS.
  • The project also aims to strengthen the operational support framework in missions and contributes to the broader UN peacekeeping reform initiatives, specifically A4P and A4P+. 
  • Two stakeholders workshops were held in August and November 2021 with a total of more than 200 participants from the four target missions and UN Headquarters.
  • This project is supported by Japan and Australia.