Enhancing Peace and Security in the Eastern Africa Region

EASF PSO Civilian Foundation Course is Rolled Out

A two week Civilian Peace Support Operations (PSO) Foundation Course started on Monday 8th May 2017 at the Humanitarian Peace Support School in Embakasi, Nairobi. The PSO Foundation Course is the first capacity building step for professional civilian African Standby Force (ASF)/

EASF PSO personnel who are generally eligible and genuinely interested in serving in a PSO carried out by the African Union or EASF.

The Civilian Foundation Course is a mandatory prerequisite for the inclusion of successful participants in the EASF Civilian Roster database, a tool which captures data of personnel from EASF Member States who have been trained for PSOs. This admission allows a trained civilian to attend further specialization trainings which enhance his/her skills and capabilities deeemed necessary in enabling the expert accomplish any tasks he/she may be assigned during a PSO engagement.

The opening ceremony was graced by the EASF Director, Dr. Abdillahi Omar Bouh and was attended by 30 participating civilian trainees from EASF Member States, Officers from the United Kingdom, course facilitators and other invited guests. The course has been funded through the Government of the United Kingdom.


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