Exercise Cutlass is an annual East Africa event which focuses on addressing piracy and other illegal activities and increasing regional cooperation and interoperability to enhance maritime safety and security activities through information sharing and coordinated operations among international navies.
EASF conducted a Management Staff retreat in Nairobi from 4th to 8th November 2013. In his opening statement, Maj Gen (rtd) Cyrille Ndayirukiye, Director of EASFCOM, emphasized the importance of the retreat in helping to address issues related to management of EASF.
The Civilian Foundation Course was conducted at the Rwanda Peace Academy in Kigali, Rwanda, from 9th – 20th September 2013.
The aim of this course was to provide the participants with an in-depth understanding of the conceptual framework of Peace Support Operations (PSO) and aspects of the substantive civilian functions, in preparation for PSO in the region and in Africa.