Enhancing Peace and Security in the Eastern Africa Region

31st Ordinary Policy Organs EACDS Meeting

The Committee of the Eastern Africa Chiefs of Defence and Security (EACDS) was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 12th to 13th February, 2023, as part of the 31st Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) Policy Organs Meetings.

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EASF Policy Organs Experts Working Group (EWG)

The Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) concluded, on 11 February 2023 at Skylight Hotel Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia, a three-day meeting of its Experts Working Group (EWG) Meeting as part of the 31st Policy Organs Meetings.

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EASF celebrates its Professional Staff

The Director of Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF), Brig Gen Getachew Shiferaw Fayisa, led on the 12 January, 2023 at EASF Secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya, a ceremony to celebrate the new year as well as bid farewell to the outgoing staff and welcome the incoming staff.

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“Reinvigorate the EASF Civilian Component”

EASF gathers its Civilian National Focal Points (CNFP) in Bujumbura, Burundi, from 5 th to 9 th December,2022 to “reinvigorate the Civilian Component.” The aim of this workshop is to familiarize the Member States CNFP with the planned civilian activities, in particular roster verification and their role in ensuringthat a functional civilian database is in place as well as to enhance integration and team work.

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EASF verified Member States pledged capabilities

An Eastern African Standby Force delegation visited Kampala, from 27th to 29th November, for the verification of the Pledged Capabilities by the Republic of Uganda. The team was led by EASF Force Commander, Brig Gen Vincent Gatama, and its mission aims to confirm the commitment of Uganda to contribute, maintain and sustain the fully operational and multidimensional integrated standby force ready to respond to emerging crisis and threats in the region.

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Child Protection Training of Trainers

From 15th to 25th November 2022, Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) conducted a ten-day child protection ‘Training of Trainers’ course, at Humanitarian Peace Support School in Nairobi, Kenya. Led by the EASF Police Component and sponsored by Royal Kingdom of Denmark, 24 Police Regional facilitators participated in this training.

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More instructors certified on Integrated Mission Planning

A group of nineteen instructors from Comoros, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Seychelles, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda have completed the Eastern Africa Instructors Certification Course, which was held from 13 to 23 November at the Peace and Conflict Studies School, Nairobi, Kenya.

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EASF conducts African Integrated Peace Operations Course

The Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) conducted, from 6 to 11 November 2022 in Moroni, Comoros, an African Integrated Peace Operations Course (AIPOC), sponsored by the Finnish Defence Forces International Centre (FINCENT).

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Integrated Mission Support – Training of Trainers, at EASF Logistics Training Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – 7-15th November 2022

The first Integrated Mission Support – Training of Trainers was officially launched on Monday 7th November 2022.

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EASF Conducts Police Training in Rwanda

A PTS Training has been successfully conducted at Police Training School GISHARI in Eastern Rwanda for Police Female AMS Pre-SAAT Instructors.

The five-days course was conducted from 17 to 21 October 2022 at the very professional training facility with 27 trainees, 14 female and 13 male, from 7 of EASF Member States. The trainees had an instructor-background, either from the EASF Police regional pool of certified trainers and others from Rwandan National Police.

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