ISS delivered a United Nations Protection of Civilians (UNPOC) pre-deployment training course
2 Jun 2014
ISS delivered an 11 day UNPOC pre-deployment training course for 50 Malawian Police Officers, 20 of which were female fron 28 April-09 May 2014 in Blantyre, Malawi. All course participants were UN Selection Assessment and Assistant Team (SAAT) cleared officers, all of which are prepared to be deployed to AU/UN missions, most likely Darfur and/or South Sudan. The course was hosted by the Malawian Police Service at the Malawi Police Training School (PTS) and supported by Norwegian Police instructors Superintendent Lars Stamnes and Superintendent Inger Grete Lia Staalesen, as well as Superintendent Flemming Kim Pedersen Konstantinidis and Dectective Inspector Arne Woythal from the Danish Police Service. The training consisted of two parallel courses of 25 officers in order to employ more effective training methodology, from classroom layout to small group discussions and exercises. This enabled every single participant to effectively engage in the small group practical skills development exercises such as navigation, use of Global Positioning System (GPS) and compass, radio communication, negotiation, mentoring and advising and staff work like report writing.