The course «Civil Military Cooperation» in the framework of “Train of Trainers” was organized at the Peacekeeping Training Centre of the Ministry of Defense.
The issues of interaction of peacekeeping forces with governmental and non-governmental organizations have been and remain critically important for the successful implementation of UN mandates.
The US Armed Forces' experts delivered the classes aimed to introduce key elements of UN peacekeeping missions, such as Planning Operations, Protection of Civilians, Providing Humanitarian Assistance, Negotiating, Cooperation between the civil and military, etc. Another meaningful objective was to show new techniques to work with the target audience and the procedures for successful interaction between peacekeeping forces and members of the civil sector.
Head of the Peacekeeping Training Centre of the Ministry of Defense Colonel Bauyrzhan Nigmetullin said: “Our center is developing a new course "Civil-military coordination of the UN" to increase awareness in this area. Its introduction into the curriculum will allow us to independently train military observers, staff officers and peacekeeping contingent prior to deployment”.
During their deployment, the peacekeepers must communicate with a huge number of citizens, local government leaders, and representatives of international organizations working in the conflict area. Consequently, effective communication is a crucial skill that peacekeepers should possess.