Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Centre Hosts UK students


prostate geneva;”>The Capability Centre was established in 2009 as part of Eastern African Standby Force to give support in all fields of security, web like peace support, training and combats against emerging Security Challenges in the region and Continent like terrorism.

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It is developing capacity to partner with other East African countries to build a standby force that can be deployed by AU.

The team, accompanied by the UK Defense Attache to Uganda, Lt Col Peter Wright was received by Maj. Gen. Francis Okello, the Commander of Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Centre (UDCC) who said that they expect to meet all objectives by end of June 2014.

Gen Okello noted that there were some logistical challenges against the need for regional capacity to support the Response Deployment Capabilities of individual countries.

He also said that URDCC is partnering with the National Coordination Response Centre Disaster Preparedness Centre under the office of the Prime Minister to respond to disasters.

Gen Okello thanked the UK Government for the support in establishing URDCC and EASF infrastructure and training, but emphasized the need to partner well with the Eastern Africa Standby Force and member countries as they build to the required capacity.

The study tour that also focuses on the effectiveness of the African Peace and Security Architecture establishment (APSA) by the African Union coincides with the on-going Eastern Africa Standby Forces that is currently under way in Jinja.

Present at the meeting was Maj Gen (Rtd) Cyril Ndayirukiye the EASFCOM Director and Brig Nakibus Lakara the Exercise Director.


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