Enhancing Peace and Security in the Eastern Africa Region

EASF Launches First Civilian Foundation Course 2019

Course ParticipantsThe Eastern Africa Standby Force rolled out a two weeks' Civilian Peace Support Operations (PSO) Foundation Course on 1st April 2019 at the Humanitarian Peace Support School (HPSS) in Embakasi, Nairobi, Kenya.

The PSO Foundation Course is the first capacity building step for professional civilian personnel who are generally eligible and genuinely interested in serving in PSOs carried out by either the African Union or EASF. The Foundation Course is a pre-requisite for the inclusion of successful participants in the EASF roster and admission to suitable future EASF specialization training.
The course provides participants with insights into the structures and specific functional units in peace operations, their mandates and lessons learned from previous mission experiences. Moreover, the course contributes to the creation of a sense of common identity among future mission members who come from different professional, organizational and cultural backgrounds.

During the opeinng session, the EASF Director, Dr Abdillahi Omar Bouh thanked EASF Member States for availing participants to attend the course. He underlined the importance of maintaining and enhancing the Full Operational Capability (FOC) attained by the Standby Force in 2014 through regular trainings and capacity building.
The two weeks course has been fully funded by the African Union. 


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