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Human Security in Post-Conflict Interventions (UNV.2017.005)

Promote Sustainable Peace
Deadline: 31 Dec 2018
Type:
Course
Location:
Web Based
Date:
18 Sep 2017 to 31 Dec 2018
Duration of event:
4 Weeks
Programme Area:
Peacekeeping
Specific Target Audience:
No
Price:
$250.00
United Nations Volunteers, holding a valid contract, can benefit from a reimbursement from the UNV Programme. Students are entirely responsible for ensuring their eligibility and requesting their reimbursement directly with the UNV office.
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Human security first appeared as a post-Cold War attempt to transform the traditional understanding of security – which was framed in terms of the security of the territory from external military aggression and of the protection of national interests in foreign policy. Stemming from the acknowledgement of the complex character of contemporary violence, human security focuses on the protection of individual lives and recognizes that threats to human security can arise in contexts and from sources other than the military. 

The goal of the course on Human Security in Post-Conflict Interventions is to present the concept of human security in terms of an organizing standard and to introduce the principles that inform the planning, implementation and evaluation of human security-oriented interventions in post-conflict settings.  

At the end of the course you will be able to: 

  • Describe the UN approach to human security; 
  • Point out the human security operational principles as applied to post-conflict peacebuilding; 
  • List the specificities of a human security approach to analysis, mapping, planning and implementation of post-conflict interventions; 
  • Outline the specificities of human security impact assessment. 

This self-paced course is composed of four modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction to human security;
  • Module 2: Operational principles of human security;
  • Module 3: Application of human security to analysis, mapping, planning and implementation;
  • Module 4: Application of human security to impact assessment.

The course adopts a methodology based on the principles of project-based learning. Project-based learning involves a comprehensive approach focused on teaching by engaging you in concrete activities. Within this framework, you will seek for solutions to real problems by different means, such as: asking and refining questions; debating ideas; making predictions; designing plans and/or experiments; collecting and analyzing data; drawing conclusions; communicating your ideas and findings to others; asking new questions; and creating artifacts. 

At the beginning of the course, you will be assigned a concrete task and you will be directed to create an output – working as part of a group – that will demonstrate your acquired knowledge.
 
The benefits of this methodology are:

  • Greater depth of understanding of concepts;
  • Broader knowledge base;
  • Improved communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Enhanced leadership skills;
  • Increased creativity;
  • Improved writing skills.

The course is delivered online, asynchonously, which allows participants to log on and complete the course at the place and time that is most convenient for them. The course utilizes various media sources (web-resources, videos, images) and uses technology to facilitate the learning (forums, chats with experts). To bridge the distance, facilitators are available throughout the course to guide and support participants.

The course is open to anyone interested in human security in peacebuilding, including practitioners working in post-conflict contexts, field workers, and international volunteers. United Nations Volunteers, holding a valid contract, can benefit from a reimbursement from the UNV Programme. Students are entirely responsible for ensuring their eligibility and requesting their reimbursement directly with the UNV office.

Technical Requirements

UNITAR recommends the following as a minimum in hardware and software to take our e-Learning courses. Please consult your Network Administrator or Systems person to ensure that you have the following:

Platform:

  • Windows XP, 7 or superior;
  • MacOS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or superior;
  • Linux.

Hardware:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo – or AMD – 3 GHz processor;
  • 3 GB of RAM (4 GB recommended);
  • Hard drive: 160 GB minimum.                    

Software:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader;
  • Adobe Flash Player.

Browser:

  • Google Chrome 30.0 or superior;
  • Mozilla Firefox 25.0 or superior;
  • Safari 7 or superior;
  • Internet Explorer 8 or superior.

Note that JavaScript, Cookies and Popups must be enabled

Mobile:

- Apple iOS in Apple iOS 7 or superior on iPad:

  • Articulate Mobile Player;
  • Moodle Mobile.

- Android OS in Android OS 4.1 or superior (optimized for tablets):

  • Articulate Mobile Player;
  • Moodle Mobile.
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