TRAINING - CAMEROON
The 5th EUPST session will be hosted in Cameroon in March-April 2014, in the facilities of Ecole Internationale des Forces de Sécurité (International School for Security Forces).
L'ECOLE INTERNATIONALE DES FORCES DE SECURITE (EIFORCES)
The EIFORCES was established in 2008 in Cameroon. The major objective of this school is to train (and provide a follow-up of this training) internal security forces of African countries wishing to participate actively in Peace and Security Operations, or of countries facing "post-crisis" situations. It is therefore not only a matter of teaching know-how skills pertaining to Formed Police Units (FPUs), but also of providing well trained staff and strategic leaders.
The school offers a wide variety of training activities, ranging from basic field training to university courses:
- STRATEGIC COMMANDER COURSE (10 months)
- HQ STAFF TRAINING (5 months)
- FPU TRAINING (5 weeks)
- CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION TEAM TRAINING (5 weeks)
- "TRAIN THE TRAINERS" COURSE (2 months)
- EIFORCES STAFF TRAINING (up to 2 years).
The EIFORCES enjoys strong international support : African Peace Facility, EU Peace and Security Support Program, EU, UNDP, China, Japan, Canada, France. The school is also labeled as a Centre of excellence of African Union and ECCAS for policing in peace and security operations.
EUPST TRAINING IN CAMEROON » MAIN FEATURES
The EUPST session will be run in March-April 2014 in the EIFORCES facilities of AWAE, near Yaoundé.
It will train or retrain 280 agents from African security forces, both men and women.
Taking into account the limited accommodation facilities at EIFORCES/Awaé, the session will be split into two courses (140 trainees each).
Training is to be conducted in French, thus responding to the need of Peacekeepers in French-speaking missions.
Through a multidisciplinary professional training program adapted to the missions, curriculum shall be explicitly oriented toward the respect of human rights and individual rights, this underlining the primary need of integrity within the involved law enforcement agencies (respecting the rule of law and having a professional behavior based on the respect of international laws, regulations and standards).
The training reproduces realistic situations and challenges, thus preparing the participants to their future missions.
It will simulate the deployment of a typical stabilization Police force, strengthening and if needed replacing the local police on the immediate management of low to medium intensity incidents.
The objective of the exercises is the return to a peaceful situation, giving priority to capacity building and interactions with state actors and non-governmental organizations present on the spot. The training sessions would thus seek to enable African Union countries to enhance the flexibility and the interoperability of their police elements when deployed in the framework of civilian crisis management and stabilization missions either by the EU, the AU or the UN.
The content of the sessions will be as follows:
- Headquarters training in planning and conducting AU operations, with particular reference to regional-oriented Missions, and to the procedures expected within the framework of the Economic Community of Central Africa;
- Best common practices evaluation, in order to draft a common document collecting the identified best practices able to improve the interoperability in EU/UN/AU Civilian Crises Management Missions;
- Criminal Investigations (war crimes, organized crime, trans-national crime, technical and tactical skills);
- Human Rights in policing;
- Gender equality and the rights and protection of women and girls in the perspective of International Police operations and Crisis Management operations (UN resolution 1325). Lecture and/ or work shops around the subject and content of UN resolutions 1325 and application in exercises. The project may liaise with EC/EEAS to draw expertise from ongoing missions in this field, (including for example the possible invitation of a gender focal point);
- Formed Police Unit (FPU), training in Crowd & Riot Control (CRC).