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


  • 801 engineering personnel from African and Asia Pacific Troop Contributing Countries (TCC) trained both in person and remotely.
  • Australia and Japan are providing financial support.
  • Four Member States (Brazil, Japan, Morocco, Switzerland) have provided trainers, course sponsorship, or Programme funding.
  • Host countries (Brazil, Indonesia, Kenya, Morocco, Rwanda, Uganda, Viet Nam) have provided facilities, equipment, course management and/or services on site. Four African TCCs, namely Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda have also provided assistant trainers to support various HEE courses.
  • Courses are offered in English and French.
  • Six in-person courses are currently being conducted namely Heavy Engineering Equipment (HEE) Operator (Basic, Intermediate, Training-of-Trainers (TOT) as well as HEE Maintenance, Horizontal Engineering Course (HEC) and Engineering Project Management (EPM).
  • 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 AMISOM, MINUSCA, MINUSMA, MONUSCO, UNIFIL, UNISFA and UNMISS.



  • The Field Medical Assistants Course (FMAC) was piloted in October 2019 in Entebbe, Uganda, for 29 uniformed peacekeepers from MONUSCO and UNMISS with trainers from the UN, Belgium, Germany and Japan. The second FMAC pilot was conducted in June 2022, also in Entebbe, Uganda, for 21 uniformed peacekeepers from MONUSCO, UNISFA and UNMISS with a UN Head Trainer and seven Head Trainer candidates.
  • As for FMAC TOT, a Virtual Workshop was conducted in April 2022 with 22 participants. Seven of them participated in the second FMAC pilot as Head Trainer candidates in June as in-person FMAC TOT and conducted teaching practice. All seven were accredited as Head Trainers.
  • FMAC is financially supported by India, Israel, Japan and the Republic of Korea.
  • 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 their survivability.



  • Since 2015, about 13,480 (15% women) military and police personnel from 126 countries have undertaken technology training in person at RSC-Entebbe, in missions and online courses.
  • Nine Women’s Outreach Course (WOC): 231 female officers trained from 67 countries from Africa, Asia, Europe, South and North Americas, and 29 course graduates (13%) have been deployed to UN field missions. The WOC is offered in English and French. 
  • MINUSCA, MINUSMA, MONUSCO and UNSOS are the largest technology training beneficiaries.  
  • Academy partners: Canada, Denmark, India and Japan are contributing extra-budgetary funding. France, Germany, Uganda, USA and NATO Communications and Information Academy are contributing technical support with trainers, expertise, mentoring and logistics.
  • Launched the Micro-Unmanned Aerial Systems (M-UAS) course in 2021, followed by the completion of five editions of the Remote Pilot Course. Also, launched the M-UAS TOT at UNCAP in 2022.
  • Integrated training for the WOC and M-UAS course was initiated in Q1/2022.
  • Relaunched the UN Information and Communications Technology Course TOT in 2022.



  • The Telemedicine Project aims to improve access and enhance the quality of medical care for peacekeepers by using innovative digital technologies. 
  • The first project covers MINUSCA, MINUSMA, MONUSCO and UNMISS.
  • Two new pilot projects were launched in 2022. One is for expanding coverage in UNDOF, UNISFA, UNSMIL and UNSOS with added remote-medical support from outside mission, and the other is about introducing field deployable Modular Telemedicine capability to support remote field locations.
  • Australia and Japan are providing financial support for the Telemedicine Project. The Republic of Korea, Israel and China (UN Peace and Development Trust Fund (UNPDF)) also provide separate financial support for Telemedicine.