A proclaimed commitment by the Heads of State and Government of the Francophone world is to foster a greater participation of French-speaking military, police and civil personnel in the peace operations deployed by the United Nations and relevant regional organizations as well as the use of the French language in such operations.
The Francophone Expertise and Training Network for Peace Operations (REFFOP) aims at bringing together all French-speaking players involved in peace operations: States, international organizations, the operators and 15 institutional networks of the Francophone area, peacekeeping training centres as well as individual experts. REFFOP’s platform is also open to non-francophone organisations likely to be involved in peace operations in the French-speaking world.
THE REFFOP'S OBJECTIVES ARE TO :
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As of today, REFFOP’s membership includes 22 training Centers and Institutes (General Training Centers, Military Training Centers, Police Training Centers and, online/roving Training Institutes) located in 15 countries. All members offer training courses or programs dealing with peace operations, in French and, are open to foreign students.
REFFOP's members are:
A restricted access area for Members and Partners is being put in place in order to increase cooperation between our members. For more information, please contact the administrator
You can visit each member's presentation page here.
“En avant !" enables non-francophone defense and security forces to be deployed in peace operations deployed in a French-speaking State to become proficient in French.
Developed by the IOF and the Department for Security and Defence Cooperation under the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it is a three-volume learning method (from Levels A1 to B1 under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). It can be accessed online at no cost and is available in two formats: an interactive self-instruction format and a guided learning format for teachers and other instructors of French as a foreign language.
A pedagogical guide for the latter is also available upon request to the administrator.
Consult the English-French glossary of peacekeeping operation, available here.
Access the United Nations Multilingual Terminology Database (UNTERM) here.
In order to address the growing need in francophone experts expressed by the United Nations and other organizations, the REFFOP has developed a mapping of expertise based on the United Nations model, through:
4 specific areas :
* STATE REFORM
* Public Administration
* Legislative branch
* Public finance management (PFM)
* INCLUSIVE POLITICAL PROCESSES
* Constitutional processes
* Electoral processes
* Pluralism and media regulation
* Technical support to political parties
* Mediation, good offices and conflict resolution
* JUSTICE AND SECURITY
* Reform and governance of the security sector (SSR)
* Legal and judicial reform
* Criminal Justice
* Transitional Justice
* Transnational crime and terrorism
* Cyber crimes
* PUBLIC POLICIES
* Sustainable development
* Economic recovery
3 cross-cutting areas of expertise :
Based on this mapping, experts can be called upon by interested francophone and non-francophone institutions. To request an expert please, click here.
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Read more on the OIF’s contribution to peacekeeping operations here.