The United Nations Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination (UN-CMCoord) eCourse is an online learning experience that brings together practitioners and experts to discuss UN-CMCoord concepts and principles and their practical applications in responding to natural disasters and complex emergency settings.
Based on the UN-CMCoord Field Handbook, this course provides a well-rounded and interactive approach to learning and is accessible to all organizations and individuals interested in the topic of humanitarian civil-military coordination.
The UN-CMCoord eCourse was launched in November 2015 in Geneva. By December 2019, it has awarded over 4300 certificates !
- Chapters I and II summarize key humanitarian concepts and coordination mechanisms and outline their relevance and links to the CMCoord function.
- Chapter III gives an overview of military organizations, mandates, concepts and military staff functions that could serve as the UN-CMCoord Officer’s counterpart.
- Chapter IV is an aide memoire for the relevant CMCoord guidelines and principles; it summarizes the key considerations and explains the roles and responsibilities of OCHA and CMCoord Officers in implementing the guidelines.
- Chapters V and VI provide guidance on how to implement the CMCoord tasks in natural disasters and complex emergencies, respectively.
Target Audience and Participants
The UN-CMCoord eCourse is accessible to all organizations and individuals interested in the topic of humanitarian civil-military coordination.
Methodology and Course Duration
- Online learning tool
- Approximately 10 hours