TRAINING & OPERATIONAL SUPPORT (AS OF 1 JULY)

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

ENGINEERING TRAINING

  • 671 engineering personnel from African and Asia Pacific Troop Contributing Countries (TCC) trained both in person and remotely.
  • Four Member States (Brazil, Japan, Morocco, Switzerland) have provided trainers, course sponsorship, or Programme funding.
  • Host countries (Brazil, 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.
  • Five in-person courses are currently being conducted namely Heavy Engineering Equipment (HEE) Operator (Basic, Intermediate, Training-of-Trainers (TOT)) as well as HEE Maintenance 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, MINUSMA, MONUSCO, UNIFIL, UNISFA and UNMISS.

 

MEDICAL TRAINING

  • 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 were selected and 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.

 

UN C4ISR ACADEMY FOR PEACE OPERATIONS (UNCAP)

  • Since 2015, about 12,000 (14% women) military and police personnel from 112 countries have undertaken technology training in person at RSC-Entebbe, in missions and online courses.
  • Seven Women’s Outreach Course: 187 female officers trained from 57 countries from Africa, Asia, Europe, South and North Americas, and 27 course graduates (17%) have been deployed to UN field missions.
  • 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.
  • The Micro-Unmanned Aerial Systems (M-UAS) course was launched in 2021.
  • Integrated training for the Women’s Outreach Course and M-UAS course was initiated in Q1/2022 and courses in French will also be conducted from Q3/2022.
  • The Mobile Training Team (MTT) team delivered M-UAS courses to MINUSCA and MONUSCO.

 

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:  MINUSCA, MINUSMA, 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+. 
  • Three workshops were held in August and November 2021 and January 2022 with a total of around 300 participants from the four target missions and UN Headquarters.
  • Two onsite workshops and field technology tests were conducted in MINUSCA and MINUSMA with more than 100 participants.
  • This project is financially supported by Japan and Australia. The Republic of Korea also provides separate financial support for Telemedicine.