The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and the University of Tromsø, with support from the Embassy of Finland in Norway, is co-hosting a seminar on civil-military coordination (CIMIC) on 21 January 2008, at NUPI, in Oslo. Cedric de Coning, joint Research Fellow at ACCORD and NUPI will launch the recently published ACCORD book on "Civil-Military Coordination in United Nations and African Peace Operations" at the seminar.
ACCORD’s African Civil Military Coordination Programme (ACMC) will conduct a Civil Military Coordination (CIMIC) course in Khartoum, Sudan, from 20-23 November 2006. This will be an in-mission training course for the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS). In order to strengthen the collaboration between the two peacekeeping missions, the training will also include participants from the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS).
ACCORD and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) are jointly hosting the 62nd UN Civil-Military Coordination (UN CMCoord) Course in Stellenbosch, South Africa, from 21-25 August 2006. This course is aimed at strengthening the capacity of various governments, NGOs and UN Agencies in the southern African region to respond to natural disasters, and focuses on the appropriate use of military and civil defence assets in support of humanitarian action.
Cedric de Coning, Research Fellow at ACCORD, will facilitate an OCHA (http://ochaonline.un.org) Civil-Military Coordination course for the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS - http://www.unmis.org/english/en-main.htm) in Rumbek, Southern Sudan, from 20-22 April 2006.
The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) and the Kofi Anan International Peacekeeping Training Center in Ghana (KAIPTC) will shortly be conducting the fifth course in a training programme to equip Africans with civil-military coordination (CIMIC) skills, for deployment in peacekeeping missions.
Major General JN Mutwii, Deputy Commander of the Kenyan Army, presented CIMIC certificates to 35 participants who had successful completed the third East African CIMIC course. The course was hosted by the Peace Support Training Centre (PSTC), GTZ and ACCORD, as part of the Finnish-funded African Civil-Military Coordination (ACMC) programme, from 4-15 September 2006 in Nairobi, Kenya.
The African Civil-Military Coordination (ACMC) Programme at ACCORD ran its Southern Africa Regional Civil-Military Coordination (CIMIC) Course from 2-12 May 2006. ACMC programme partner – Brigadier General Nkonyeni, the commandant of the South African National War College – officially opened this, the second Southern African CIMIC Course on 2 May 2006.
ACCORD is participating in the 2006 ‘Peacekeeping, Reconstruction and Stability Operations in Africa’ conference taking place in Midrand, South Africa from 28-31 March. Cedric de Coning, Research Fellow at ACCORD, is making a presentation on ‘Incorporating Civil Military Coordination into Reconstruction Operations’ on Tuesday 28 March, and he is facilitating a workshop on 31 March entitled ‘Analysing Civil-Military Coordination As A Critical Success Factor In Complex Peace Operations.’
Col (ret) SD Siyaya, Senior Programme Officer with ACCORD’s African Civil-Military Co-ordination (ACMC) Programme, and Lt Col M Tanda from the South African National War College, attended the 54th United Nations Civil-Military Co-operation (UN-CMCoord) course in Kuopio, Finland, from 15-20 January 2006.