Enhancing Peace and Security in the Eastern Africa Region

Civilian Foundation Course Comes to a Close

The Eastern Africa Standby Force successfully concluded the last of the three planned Civilian Foundation Courses for the year 2019 held from 4th November to Friday 15th November 2019 at the Humanitarian Peace Support School (HPSS) in Embakasi, Nairobi, Kenya.

The two-weeks' course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the conceptual framework of Peace Support Operation (PSOs) and to analyze the main tasks which are usually performed by civilian personnel in peace missions. It 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 have different professional, organizational and cultural backgrounds.

On behalf of the EASF Director Dr. Abdillahi Omar Bouh, the EASF Joint Chief of Staff Major General (Dr) Charles Rudakabana presided over the official closing of the Foundation Course at the HPSS in Embakasi on Friday 14th August 2019. He applauded the course participants for successfully taking part in the course which is mandatory training considered a prerequisite for deployment of civilians in any PSO rolled out by either EASF or the African Union. The Joint Chief of Staff was accompanied by the Head of Civilian Component Mr. Dawit Assefa.
 
The course was fully funded by the Government of the United Kingdom through the British Peace Support Team Africa (BPSTA).

 

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