Enhancing Peace and Security in the Eastern Africa Region

EASF FTX Mashariki Salaam II, in November, in Port Sudan

The Eastern Africa Standby Force will be conducting a Field Training Exercise (FTX) named Mashariki Salaam II in the Republic of the Sudan from 25th November – 3rd December 2017.

The exercise, which is planned to run in a multidimensional environment comprising EASF’s three components, i.e., Civilian, Police and Military, is a key benchmark to test the organization’s ability to respond to crisis’ situations in the region and beyond when tasked or mandated to do so by the African Union.

Such exercises are designed to play real life like simulated scenarios; the carefully deliberated and planned scenes usually catch the players themselves by surprise. They involve every imaginable element of a crisis situation and the response to such under the scrutiny of highly trained umpires and exercise evaluators. Exercise outcomes are later analyzed where objective audits determine whether the Standby Force has passed the litmus test or not.

Gaps identified must then be sealed in course of time thus enhancing the Full Operational Capability which EASF attained in December 2014.

Since EASF was established in 2004, it has conducted a number of Field Training and Command Post Exercises (FTX and CPX respectively) namely, the 2008 CPX in Kenya, 2009 FTX in Djibouti, 2011 CPX in Sudan, 2013 FTX in Uganda and the 2014 CPX in Ethiopia.

 

Key Documents Other Information

1. FTX Brief
2. Draft Programme
3. Key Exercise Appointments

 

FTX 2017 Planning

Initial Planning Conference

Main Planning Conference

Integrated Mission Planning Course

Final Planning Conference

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