Resources

e-Learning

Under ENTRi II the following free to use e-learning modules were developed:
  • Stress Management

    This module provides tips for avoiding stress and helping you cope with stressful situations. When working in an international peace operation, high levels of stress are common. If exposure to sources of stress adds up or lasts too long, it can lead to physical and mental health problems. Therefore, it is important that you are aware of the causes and effects of stress, and that you know how to deal with them, identify your individual coping mechanisms, and protect your personal boundaries.

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  • Inter-Cultural Competence

    Within this course you will learn how to recognize and analyze intercultural challenges. In addition, you will better understand cultural differences. This will enable you to design effective actions and foster cooperation across cultures.

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Nowadays, learning does not necessarily require you to sit in an actual classroom. e-learning is a convenient way to acquire new skills on your own schedule without having to leave your desk.

The list below provides you with various e-learning platforms, most of which offer web-based courses that are free of charge.

Click on the subjects below that interest you to find out more about some of the different e-learning courses that are available for crisis management.
  • UN Peacekeeping Operations

    An Introduction by UN DPKO ITS
    • No costs
    • Registration required
    • Target group: Newly appointed personnel to UN peacekeeping operations
    • Level of expertise: Basic

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  • Elections

    ODIHR STO Election Observation:
    • No costs
    • Registration required
    • Target group: Potential election observers
    • Level of expertise: Basic

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    EC/UNDP Partnership on Electoral Assistance:
    • No costs
    • Registration required
    • Target group: Potential election observers
    • Level of expertise: Basic

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    Further information:
    • Online Toolkit for Electoral Assistance:

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  • EU | CSDP

    ESDC (ENTRi Associate): History and Context of ESDP, European Security Strategy, Impact of the Lisbon Treaty (2010)
    • No costs
    • Registration required
    • Level of expertise: Basic

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  • Security Sector Reform

    DCAF/ISSAT/UNITAR: Introduction to Security Sector Reform
    • No costs
    • Registration required
    • Target group: Individuals and groups interested in or working on SSR
    • Level of expertise: Basic

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  • Mentoring and Advising

    DCAF/ISSAT: Fundamentals of Strategic Advising in Reform Environments
    • No costs
    • Registration required
    • Target group: Designers of field initiatives, managers of country programmes and current/ future advisors
    • Level of expertise: Expert

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  • Police

    DCAF/ISSAT: Police Integrity
    • No costs
    • Registration required
    • Target group: Police management and leadership
    • Level of expertise: Expert

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    Policing and Police Reform in Complex Environments
    • No costs
    • Registration required
    • Target group: Those who are currently engaged in, or plan to be engaged in, Police Reform or related processes

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  • Meditation & Negotiation

    Mediation Support Project (MSP): Interest Based Negotiations: An introduction to four negotiation principles for successful negotiations and the importance of empathy
    • No costs
    • Registration required
    • Level of expertise: Basic

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    Mediation Support Project (MSP): Interpersonal Mediation: An introduction to mediation approaches, phases and techniques
    • No costs
    • Registration required
    • Level of expertise: Basic

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    Partnership for Peace (PfP): Peace Mediation
    • Registration required
    Further information:
    • UN DPA: Peacemaker UN for mediators, negotiators

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    • Including apps:
    • Guidance for effective mediation

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    • Guidance for addressing conflict-related sexual violence in ceasefire and peace agreements

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  • The Sphere Project

    The Sphere Handbook in Action e-learning course
    • No costs
    • Registration required
    • Target group: Anyone involved in humanitarian response
    • Level of expertise: Basic

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  • Project Cycle Management

    Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC): Project Cycle Management interactive
    • No costs
    • Registration required
    • Level of expertise: Basic

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  • Security

    UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS): Basic Security In The Field
    • No costs
    • Registration required
    • Target group: Consultants and staff who are not yet officially in the UN system
    • Level of expertise: Basic

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    UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS): Advanced Security In The Field
    • No costs
    • Registration required
    • Target group: Consultants and staff who are not yet officially in the UN system
    • Level of expertise: Advanced

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    NEEDS project: Safety and Security in the Field for Short-Term Observers
    • No costs
    • Registration and approval of EU observation services required
    • Target group: Short-term observers
    • Level of expertise: Basic

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    EU: eHEST (Hostile Environment Security Training)
    • No costs
    • Registration required, only for staff currently engaged in EU civilian crisis management missions and staff that will be deployed to CSDP or EUSR missions
    • Target group: EU experts

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    EU: BASE (Basic Awareness in Security) & SAFE (Security Awareness in Fragile States)
    • No costs
    • Registration and approval by the European External Action Service required
    • Target group: Staff of EU institutions and diplomats
    • Level of experience: Basic

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  • Anti-Corruption

    Anti-Corruption Authorities
    • No costs
    • Target group: AC and governance practitioners
    • Level of expertise: Basic

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    Regional Anti Corruption Initiative list with various Training Courses

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  • First-Aid

    Firstaidforfree.com
    • No costs
    • Level of expertise: Basic

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  • Child Protection

    Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) - basic course
    • Costs: $75
    • Registration required
    • Level of expertise: Basic

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    HREA – other courses
    • Costs: $500-700
    • Registration required

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    UNODC
    • Registration required
    • Level of expertise: Basic

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    Global Health Learning Early Childhood Development
    • Registration required

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  • International Humanitarian Law

    International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) - Introduction to the basics of international humanitarian law
    • No costs
    • Target group: Non-specialized audiences
    • Available in French and English

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  • Human Rights

    Human Rights Education Associates
    • Some short, free, e-courses

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    Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile
    • Free Human Rights courses

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  • Other Providers of e-Learning Courses

    United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
    • Free courses
    • Registration required (sometimes application needed)
    • Courses take place at specific dates

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    Peace Operations Training Institute (POTI)
    • Free courses
    • Courses:
      • Principles and Guidelines for UN Peacekeeping Operations
      • An Introduction to the UN System: Orientation for Serving on a Field Mission
      • Protection of Civilians
      • The Conduct of Humanitarian Relief Operations
      • Human Rights and Peacekeeping
      • Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) in Africa
      • Implementation of the UN Security Council Resolutions on the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda in Asia and the Pacific
      • Implementation of the UN Security Council Resolutions on the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean
      • Operational Logistical Support of UN Peacekeeping: Intermediate Logistics
      • Advanced Topics in UN Logistics: The Provision of Troops and Contingent Owned Equipment (COE) and the Method for Reimbursement

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    United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
    • The access to this platform is reserved to officials of Member States, International Organizations, and other UN agencies and UNODC partners.
    • If you are interested in accessing the platform for learning purposes, please contact your closest UNODC office (http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/field-offices.html) or contact UNODC directly at eLearning@unodc.org.

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    Coursera
    • For profit online courses

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    Udacity
    • For profit online courses

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    Khan Academy
    • Non-profit, educational website

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    Alison "Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online"
    • Free online learning resource for basic and essential workplace skills

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    Edx
    • EdX is a non-profit massive open online course (MOOC) platform
    • $25 for certification

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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) OpenCourseWare
    • MIT OpenCourseWare is a large-scale, web-based publication of MIT course material

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    SlideWiki
    • SlideWiki is an open web-based OpenCourseWare authoring system
    • It supports learning content authoring and management (including SCORM 2004 compliance) and tools for collaboration/crowd-sourcing, translation, communication, evaluation and assessment

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    Udemy
    • Udemy serves as a for profit online platform that allows instructors to build online courses on topics of their choosing

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    ATHA
    • Free e-learning modules

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    United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
    • Costs: ca. $400
    • Open to anyone with an interest in gaining the knowledge and tools to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict and build lasting peace

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    PHAP
    • Only for members
    • Membership is 80€ per year
    • 2 years professional experience required

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    International Development Law Organization
    • Registration required

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    Skilled-Up
    • No costs
    • Different courses on general topics (political science)
    • No special prerequisites

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    Harvard
    • Some free courses

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    UN System Staff College
    • Costs: $600
    • At specific dates

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    Kimmage Open & Distance Education
    • Limited places
    • Application needed
    • Costs: 400-500€

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    Future Learn
    • List of free courses in ‘politics and the modern world

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    ReliefWeb
    • Different related courses

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    United States Institute of Peace (UN-CMCoord eCourse)
    • The United Nations Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination eCourse
    • No Costs
    • Registration required

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