10217 05 Information Management Training / TAST-jatkokurssi

Kansainvälinen koulutus
23.05.2023 - 25.05.2023
20.02.2023 - 05.03.2023

Course aim

The training is an introduction to Information Management and related tasks. It aims to provide the participants with further understanding of what Information Management means, what kind of expectations different stakeholders have for IM and examples on how to produce IM products in practice.

Course contents

The course consists of four themes:

  • Introduction to Information management: theoretical background
  • Information management in operations: what are the requirements for information management in practice?
  • Information management support - visualization of information: different means and methods to visualize information
  • Information management products.

Learning objectives

After the training,

  • participant is able to explain the concept of information management
  • participant is able to describe the importance of information management with regards to  EUCP/UNDAC teams' and OSOCC operations
  • participant is able to identify and relate to different sources of information
  • participant is able to identify different means to visualize information (e.g. office boards, infographics, handouts…), including mapping
  • participant is able to recognize how to support EUCPT/UNDAC/OSOCC in information management tasks
  • participant is able to relate to different means of producing information management products.

Target group

Course is open for applications for the International Humanitarian Partnership countries. The target group includes experts looking to deploy to operations via e.g. EU Civil Protection Mechanism, IHP or UNDAC support, but have no mission experience of tasks related to IM.

Participants should have basic knowledge on international civil protection and actors such as Union Civil Protection Mechanism, UN, and IHP. UCPM CMI/TEC course is an asset, but not required.

Course language is English. Active participation is expected.

For Finnish participants this course is considered as TAST pre-deployment training (TAST jatkokurssi).

Finnish participants must have passed

  • Basic Course on International Civil Protection or TAST basic (prior 2019)

Applicants who have passed TAST basic course (TAST peruskurssi) are prioritized.

Pre-course tasks

Participants will be assigned with pre-course tasks. These must be finalised by latest one week before the course begins. Pre-course tasks require maximum of eight hours of independent work.

Course costs

Training is free of charge. Accommodation and lunch are provided for the participants. Emergency Services Academy Finland covers the travel costs of Finnish participants according to the ESAF travel policies.