ODA eligibility database




Sector or themePeace and security: involving military
Provider countryAustria
Recipient countrySouth of Sahara (regional)
Implementing agencyAustrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution in cooperation with The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre
Budget (EUR x 1000)715
Purpose code15220 Civilian peacebuilding, conflict prevention and resolution

  • The project will be implemented by the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), in partnership with the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC). Operational support is provided by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports through the secondment of an Austrian officer as course director to the KAIPTC and the provision of subject-matter expertise to training courses on humanitarian assistance (jointly designed and delivered by civilian and military actors). Implementation of the programme will be under civilian oversight and with a clear development purpose.
  • The project aims to enhance human security in West Africa and contributes in a wider context to peace, justice and strong institutions (Sustainable Development Goal 16). Concrete activities are: - Two iterations of the “Humanitarian Assistance in West Africa” course (simultaneously interpreted in English-French). As well as humanitarian assistance planning and delivery, a focus is put on civil-military interagency coordination and cooperation and on promoting mutual trust and understanding. - Development and the pilot delivery of a new one-week “Train the Trainers on Humanitarian Assistance in West Africa” course which seeks to target trainers and humanitarian assistance professionals who can act as multipliers. - Development of a sustainability strategy for KAIPTC’s training portfolio on humanitarian assistance as well as the formulation and implementation of a Sustainability Roadmap strategy.
  • The expected outcomes of the project are strengthened institutional capabilities within civilian, military and police agencies (a mixed group of civil, police and military professionals, including at least 40% women) that will allow for more effective humanitarian assistance delivery in West Africa.
  • This activity is deemed ODA-eligible. It involves training of a mix of civilian, police and military personnel. While training of civilian and police personnel on development matters is eligible, training of partner country military personnel, including in non-military matters, is generally not eligible, except in limited areas listed in the Reporting Directives on partner country military (paragraph 97) and under civilian oversight and with a clear developmental purpose for the benefit of civilians. Training should be preferably by civilian actors, jointly by civilian and military actors or, by way of last resort, by military actors. The project is about training in international humanitarian law, humanitarian response and disaster relief preparedness which are amongst the limited eligible areas; the training is delivered jointly by civilian and military actors. As the provider country’s military is involved, only additional costs of their contribution are reported as ODA. Additionally, this activity meets the ODA-eligibility rules of activities involving partner country police, specifically with regard to the provision of related non-lethal equipment and training. All the respective safeguards are met (paragraph 97-98 and 100-101).