Project profile — E-Learning for Peacekeepers


POTI – Peace Operations Training Institute (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011190)
2019-08-07 - 2021-08-31
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (40.00%)
• South America, regional (30.00%)
• South Asia, regional (30.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Participation in international peacekeeping operations (15230) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to improve the capacity of peacekeepers through large-scale e-learning programs. These self-paced e-learning courses are delivered at regional and national peacekeeping training centers prior to deployment, during deployment, and directly to individual peacekeepers. Project activities build on the previous Canada-funded projects and include: (1) designing and delivering e-learning peacekeeping courses to national and regional peacekeeping training centers throughout Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and South Asia; (2) delivering specific online training on gender equality, and the role of women in conflict resolution; (3) translating six courses into French and three into Spanish or Arabic; (4) developing two new e-publications and updating the mobile application; and (5) providing the full peacekeeping training curriculum online, including instructions on human rights and international conflict resolution to military personnel, police, and civilians serving in all peacekeeping missions.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved effectiveness of women and men peacekeepers to perform their in-mission duties appropriately and in the application of the UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security (WPS); and (3) increased efficiency of peacekeeping training through the increased use of mobile e-learning training.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of April 2021 include: (1) over 90% of peacekeepers reported that they used the knowledge gained through Peace Operations Training Institute courses on deployments; (2) over 90% of students reported that their course covered topics related to gender equality in a clear and informative manner; and (3) over 22,000 individual students received training.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
28-05-2021 Disbursement $281,160
10-11-2021 Disbursement $14,864
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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