Unarmed Civilian Protection

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25 participants from around the world participated in this training course, which offered an introduction to the objectives, principles, sources of guidance, and methods of Unarmed Civilian Protection (UCP), which relied on course materials developed by project partner Nonviolent Peaceforce and was facilitated Dr Ellen Furnari (USA) and Jane Wanjiru (Kenya). At completion, participants were able to successfully describe the key principles, objectives, and sources of guidance for UCP; analyse a conflict and identify vulnerable populations; demonstrate an understanding of the methods of UCP and how they can be adapted and applied to a conflict situation; and identify key features of an effective UCP implementation plan and exit strategy, with a view toward maximizing the security both of UCP staff and local civilians. The course helped to broaden the community of people holding in-depth knowledge about UCP, and at the same time provided interesting insights from around the world into existing local strategies of civilian protection, which can be integrated into future editions of the training materials.
Period01 Apr 202115 May 2021
Event typeCourse