Who We Serve

The Peace Operations Training Institute (POTI) offers e-learning courses on current topics in peace support, humanitarian relief, and security and stability operations. Our training provides the flexibility and accessibility for students to begin any time and study at their own pace. Our curriculum aims to build solid, practical knowledge of United Nations peace operations, stability operations, and related topics, with course materials written by former Force Commanders, Military Advisers to the Department of Peace Operations, experienced peacekeepers, published scholars, and experts in their fields.

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Military
 

Military

All military personnel are welcomed and encouraged to take courses with the Institute. Military personnel from Africa, Latin America, select nations within the Asia Pacific, as well as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka are eligible for free training.

Military personnel from around the world enrol in courses with POTI. Additionally, many of our courses are written by former Force Commanders, Military Advisers to the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, and experienced peacekeepers. These courses focus on a variety of topics applicable in military situations, such as Civil-Military Coordination in Peace Operations, Security for Peace Operations Personnel, and Methods and Techniques for Serving on a Peacekeeping Mission as a UN Military Observer.

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Police and Gendarmerie
 

Police and Gendarmerie

All police and gendarmerie personnel are welcome and encouraged to take courses with us. Police and Gendarmerie from Africa, Latin America, select nations within the Asia Pacific, as well as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka are eligible for training free of tuition.

The POTI curriculum includes the course The Role of United Nations Police in Peace Operations. Developed in partnership with the Australian Federal Police, this course is free to all students.

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Stability Sector Organizations
 

Stability Sector Organizations

POTI is pleased to welcome civilian employees of private-sector organizations within the stability community and from implementing organizations and practitioners from around the world who work in conflict, post-conflict, and disaster relief environments.

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National Peacekeeping Training Centres
 

National Peacekeeping Training Centres

The Institute is honoured to provide National Peacekeeping Training Centres around the world with quality online training on topics related to peacekeeping. Our courses enable centres to serve more students, supplement their classroom curriculum, and expand the breadth of topics available to their students by blending POTI e-learning with their own training programmes. The centres we serve provide training to military, police, gendarmerie, and civilians. Peacekeeping Training Centres in Africa, Latin America, select nations within the Asia Pacific, as well as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka are eligible for training free of tuition.

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Academia
 

Academia

All university and college students, faculty, staff, and Model UN participants may enrol at a reduced tuition rate. This programme also gives universities worldwide the opportunity to offer POTI E-learning courses as supplemental reading or primary text material for undergraduate and graduate curricula, allowing interested scholars and Model UN participants the chance to study real-world training used by peacekeepers and mission staff.

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NGOs
 

NGOs

POTI provides individual members of humanitarian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with flexible, affordable training. We offer courses on gender issues, ethics, logistics, human rights, and many more.

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Peace Operations Personnel
 

Peace Operations Personnel

The Institute is proud to provide free e-learning for all military personnel, police, and civilians assigned to all African Union, European Union, UN, and hybrid peace operations through the E-Learning for Mission Staff (ELMS) programme. ELMS provides training on peace support, humanitarian relief, and security operations to mission staff. Additionally, many of our courses are written by former Force Commanders, advisers to the Department of Peace Operations, and experienced peacekeepers.

POTI is able to grant training at low or no cost to many peacekeepers around the world thanks to the generous support of Global Affairs Canada’s Peace and Stabilization Operations Programme and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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