Course Prerequisites



The Gender Advisors Course is a thematic course which introduces course participants to the fundamental concepts of gender; and the broader space of Human Security. The course focuses on gender in operations, in a peacekeeping operation; as a function of command, and in day to day activities. Military, Police and Civilians who work in related environments are encouraged to attend this course.

MPC’s  Gender Course is 10 days duration. Participants are engaged in the learning process through theory readings, lessons, exercises, discussions, case studies and small group assignments/tasking. 


1.      Malaysian Peacekeeping Centre (MPC) conducts the Gender Advisor Course Serial with the aim of providing participants with the skills and knowledge to perform the duties of a Gender Advisor at all levels in the military structure. The course is also tailored to provide course participants (CP) with practical applications of UNSCR 1325 Women, Peace and Security (WPS) throughout the process of policy development, planning, operations and exercises. 


2,      The aim of this instruction is to outline the course details and administrative requirements


3.      The objectives of the course are as follows: 

a.      To educate, cultivate and collate gender perspectives in policy, strategy, planning, operation and exercise. 

b.      To emphasise on UNDPO requirement of implementation UNSCR 1325 Women, Peace and Security (WPS). 

c.      To train potential gender advisors at the formation level. 


4.      The course will be conducted in MPC as follows: 

a.      Duration.  2 weeks course.

b.      Training Methodology.  Subjects will be introduced with the following means:

5.      Lectures. Lectures will be presented by Subject Matter Experts (SME) from both local and international Directing Staff. 

6.      Medium of Instruction. The course will be conducted in English. 

7.      Pre-requisite. Participants should possess some basic knowledge of United Nations, particularly the organization, roles and functions, UN Organs, UN Charter and subjects that are reflected in the training programme. Participants are expected to generate and deliver their ideas including their past experiences during the classroom exercises and discussions. 

8.      Pre-course Reading Materials. The pre-course reading materials is as per Annex B in Admin Instruction. These will give you a broader understanding of the course. All CP have to write in your own words a 500 word essay on WHAT DO YOU UNDERSTAND ABOUT GENDER ADVISORS? and email to [email protected] no later than 1830H on Sunday 20 Nov 22.

9.      Training Programme. The programme will be confirmed four weeks prior to the course commencing


10.     Admin Brief. An administration briefing will be given by the Course Coordinator on the first day of training. 

11.     Airport Transfer. Transportation from KLIA to MPC is available upon request. OCP who do not request transportation is to make their own arrangement to MPC. The journey from KLIA to MPC is about an hour (100km). 

12.     Independent Arrivals. Course Participants (CP) who are making their own way to MPC must arrive and complete the check-in no later than 1830H one day before the course is going start. 

13.      Parking. A sufficient number of open car parks are available in MPC. A local CP with the private vehicle is required to obtain a Vehicle Pass at the Guard Room before entering. Reverse parking is enforced throughout MPC. 

14.      Registration and Check-in. Upon arrival in MPC, proceed to the reception counter located inside the accommodation block. The registration desk will be open from 1200H to 1800H on Sunday 20 Nov 22. 

15.      Accommodation. All CP must adhere to the following: 

a.        CP is responsible for the facilities provided at the accommodation block. 

b.        Only SME/CP is allowed to stay in the accommodation block throughout the course. Accommodation for any accompanied family members should be arranged separately by CP outside of MPC. 

16.      Meals. All meals will be arranged at MPC's Blue Haven. If you have any specific dietary requirements, please indicate them on the registration form. Meal timings are as follows: 

a.      Breakfast - 0700H to 0745H 

b.      Coffee Break - 1000H to 1025H 

c.       Lunch - 1230H to 1400H

d.       Evening Tea - 1700H to 1730H

e.       Dinner - 1930H to 2100H

17.      Dress Code. Camouflage (No. 5) or equivalent during class lectures. We recommend CP bring along the following attire: 

 a.       Sports and swimming attire for physical or recreational activities. 

 b.       Light tropical civilian clothes. 

 c.       Smart casual attire for dinner. 

18.      Temperatures. The port Dickson area experiences a daily temperature ranging from 26°C to 34°C with chances of light showers. 

19.       Medical and First Aid. All participants should be certified medically and dentally fit. Any request for medical assistance will b Course Coordinator. Medical facilities such as the Malaysian Armed Forces Clinic and the Port Dickson District Hospital are available. 

20.       Computer and Internet Access. All CP are advised to bring their own computer devices. However, PC is available in the syndicate rooms and laptops are also available for loan at the ICT Office on request. Wi-Fi service is available in MPC. 

21.        Library. The library is available at the main MPC building. The opening hours are from 0830H to 1630H (Monday to Friday). All CP are encouraged to use the library in their leisure time. MPC library has a wide range of books and references related to peacekeeping, defence and security and general topics. 

22.        Sports and Recreational Facilities. MPC offers some sports and recreational facilities for the CP. Please inform the PTI 24 hours before intended use of the facilities. The following facilities are available at the centre.

a.     Swimming Pool.

b.     Indoor and outdoor.

c.     Mountain Bikes (sign for usage).

d.     Volleyball Court.

e.     Basketball/Futsal Court

f.      Indoor Games at Wisma Pengaman.

23.        Laundry Facilities. A 24-hours laundry room is available on the ground floor adjacent to the accommodation block. Participants are reminded to purchase own detergents. 

24.        Provisions and Miscellaneous. Provisions stores and supermarkets are available outside, within the vicinity of MPC. 

25.        Smoking and Alcoholic Drinks. Alcohol is strictly prohibited inside MPC. Smoking is forbidden inside any building but is allowed only at certain designated smoking area marked in yellow. 

26.        Departure and Check-out. All CP are expected to checkout of the accommodation on 2 Dis 22 by 1800H on the last day of training. Any late checkout must be informed to the Course Coordinator. All CP return to movement are managed by their own unit, including the flight booking to Sabah and Sarawak. Transportation to the airport will be arranged by MPC. 

27.        Point of contact. For any assistance, please contact Maj Tay Li Hong - Course Coordinator at:  

Tel : 06-6627400 Ext 125
Mob : 0133548085
email : [email protected]

28.        New Norm of Training Condition. MPC has set the new norm for training during the COVID-19 pandemic. All CP must adhere to the new norm which will be briefed and issued separately. 


29.       We sincerely hope that all participants will benefit greatly from this course. We look forward to work and share the knowledge during your course in MPC and at the same time enjoying the Malaysian hospitality.