Strengthening capacities on post conflict recovery

Nov 6, 2015

Senior and mid-level military and police officers as well as civilians from Ethiopia, Tanzania, Djibouti, Rwanda and Sudan have been trained on post conflict recovery ahead of their deployment to the United Nations peace keeping operations and peace support operations.

The ten day training was organized by Ethiopia’s Peace Support Training Center (PSTC) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Japan.

The 23 trainees, comprising men and women officers, were provided with practical exercise on critical thinking and sensitivity to address issues of gender, child protection, human rights, disarmament and reintegration in conflict situation.

 “The training helped me to understand the importance of including gender perspective in peace operations to advance the prospects for sustainable peace,” Colonel Lijalem Tareke underlined.

Participants benefited from the practical case studies and scenario based exercises as well as from having access to the diverse expertise of trainers from UNDP, and government of Japan as well as the Addis Ababa University, the Institute of Peace and Security studies (IPSS/AAU), African Union, International Organization for Migration, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI), UNOAU, UNECA, UNICEF and United States Army War College.

The Peace Support Training Center (PSTC) was established back in 2010 by the Government of Ethiopia under the auspices of the Ministry of National Defense and has since been receiving support from the Government of Japan and UNDP to enhance its institutional and human capacity.. The PSTC seeks to become a center of excellence with the highest international standards in Peace support Operations (PSOs) to enable Ethiopia and other states, particularly in east Africa, to contribute skilled personnel to peace and security operations.

 

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