Global Peace Operations Initiative

GPOI was initially envisioned as a five-year program (FY 2005-2009) to help address major gaps in international capacity to conduct peace support operations (PSOs), with a focus on Africa.

Such gaps included a shortage of capable peacekeepers and formed police units (FPUs), limited national capabilities
to train and sustain peacekeeping proficiencies, and a lack of international coordination mechanisms to assist the deployment of troop and police contingents to PSOs.

Despite considerable progress in these areas since FY 2005, significant capacity shortfalls continue to impact the effectiveness of United Nations (UN) and regional PSOs.

Addressing these gaps will require a long-term commitment to capacity building by the United States and other contributor countries.

Toward this end, a National Security Council Deputies Committee approved a five-year renewal of GPOI?s mandate (FY 2010-2014) in October 2008.

Through policy statements and budgetary allocations, the current Administration subsequently affirmed support for the continuation of PSO capacity building activities through GPOI.

Reflective of global PSO requirements at the time of GPOI?s establishment, the program?s first five years focused on significantly increasing the number of peacekeepers available for deployment.

Accordingly, the primary objective of ?Phase I? was to train and, as appropriate, equip at least 75,000 peacekeepers by 2010.

GPOI met and, in fact, surpassed this target, training 86,969 peacekeepers as of 30 September 2009.

Through GPOI, the United States further provides deployment support, obligating $ 76.6 million to date to facilitate the equipping, transportation, and sustainment of troops deploying to various UN and regional missions.

Overall, GPOI train, equip, and deployment support activities have facilitated the deployment of 122,202 personnel from 31 countries to 19 PSOs around the world.

GPOI funds a wide range of regional capacity building initiatives, to include technical assistance, staff training, equipment provisions, and building refurbishments for two regional headquarters (the African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)) and 32 national and regional PSO training centers.

Additionally, GPOI provides financial, technical, and staffing support to the Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units (COESPU), an Italian-led center to facilitate the training of stability/formed police unit (FPU) trainers.




During ?Phase II? (FY 2010-2014), GPOI will seek to continue to ensure sufficient numbers of capable peacekeepers are available for PSOs, with the target of facilitating training for an additional 242,500 troops.

However, program emphasis has shifted from the direct training of peacekeepers by U.S.

personnel to building sustainable, indigenous PSO training capabilities in partner countries/ organizations.

GPOI-funded activities emphasize the establishment and strengthening of partner countries? training infrastructures, with a focus on both military troops and FPUs, where appropriate.

Accordingly, at least two-thirds (or approximately 162,500) of the peacekeepers trained will be trained indigenously by GPOI-trained instructors.

GPOI will further continue to serve as a mechanism for supporting units deploying to UN and regional peacekeeping missions, as well as to build the capacity of regional organizations to train for, plan, deploy, manage, sustain, and integrate lessons learned from PSOs.

Agency - Department of State

The Department of State strives to create a more secure, democratic and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Arma Dei Carabinieri $ 4,000,000   2017-10-012021-09-30
United Nations $ 430,669   2017-10-012021-03-31
United Nations $ 256,140   2018-04-012020-12-31
United Nations $ 234,601   2020-01-012020-12-31
United Nations $ 660,279   2018-01-012020-12-31
Institut Des Nations Unies Pour La Formation Et La Recherche $ 1,236,259   2018-10-012020-09-30
United Nations $ 550,000   2017-10-012020-09-30
United Nations $ 650,000   2018-10-012020-09-30
United Nations $ 149,300   2018-10-012020-09-30
Centre For Land Warfare Studies $ 431,560   2017-07-062019-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used as approved by State PM/PPA/GPOI in accordance with with the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (FAA), and the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (Div.

B, P.L.

112-10) (CR).

Actitivies that may be funded include, but are by no means limitied to, peackeeping capacity building as it relates to training, courses, course materials, staffing, program management, deployment support, construction and refurbishment of peackeeping centers, equipment requirements, studies, workshops, conferences, and regional exercises.

Funds must be used in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (FAA), and the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (Div.

B, P.L.

112-10) (CR).

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

No additional information to include.

Beneficiary Eligibility

No additional information to include.

Credentials/Documentation

All applications for assistance must be cleared by PM/PPA/GPOI. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Applicants are pre-selected based on established criteria.

Award Procedures

PM/PPA/GPOI must grant approval of the proposal prior to application.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Foreign Assistance Act, 1961, Section 632, Public Law 112-10.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Applicants are pre-selected based on established criteria.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not applicable. All grants are granted at the discretion of PM/PPA/GPOI after receiving proposals. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

Not Applicable.

Records

A-133 Audits may apply to some organization.

Financial Information

Account Identification

19-1111-2-5-210 - Fund.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 10 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 11 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 12 Not Separately Identifiable

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Laura V. Hoyt, 2201 C Street NW, Suite 2811, Washington, District of Columbia 20520. Email: hoytlv@state.gov Phone: 202--647-0904.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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