POTI has been fortunate over the years to have become training partners with other organisations serving the peacekeeping community. In most cases, these partnerships involve awareness campaigns where both organizations recognize and promote the services offered by each other. Other organisations come to POTI asking for our support in helping them promote their cause in even bigger ways.
Recently, with the cooperation and partnership of the Accordia Global Health Foundation, through a partnership with the United States Department of Defense, three course supplements were created and distributed to POTI students enrolled in The Conduct of Humanitarian Relief Operations, Ethics in Peacekeeping, and United Nations Military Observers. These supplements incorporated information about HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases so that peacekeepers were better informed about these important topics if they encountered them in the field. Accordia wished to conduct a short pilot program to study the impact their training material could have if distributed to the peacekeeping community.
In addition to the development of this new material, POTI was also able to provide the following services to Accordia:
The Swedish Association for UN Business (SWEUNB) asked POTI to work with them in developing a special version of our An Introduction to the UN System: Orientation for Serving on a UN Field Mission course. This special edition would be available from within our online classroom, but only to members associated with SWEUNB. SWEUNB was able to take advantage of our online classroom system to distribute customized training on their behalf - saving them huge amounts of money in developing a system with similar capabilities.