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UN Police Course Opens In Rwanda


viagra buy http://conceive.ca/wp-content/cache/wp-cache-5e3ac8748769d2420d91c52955c58b95.php Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 24.46666717529297px; text-align: justify;”>The two-week course will be held at the Peace Support Centre as the ‘Regional Centre of Excellence’ hosted its first peacekeeping pre-deployment course since it was inaugurated in August.

A total of 60 police officers from 10 Eastern African countries are taking part in the United Nation/African Union peacekeeping pre-deployment course.
The participants are from Burundi, Comoros, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

The course follows other courses sponsored by the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASFCOM) in conjunction with Nordic countries in the professionalization of all earmarked police posters for UN and AU missions, not only for Rwanda but also for the other countries in the region.
The joint-play handles the background of the UN and AU, the dynamics of peacekeeping operations, the expected conduct of an UN/AU officer, the expected challenges in missions and techniques of overcoming them, the skills, knowledge and attitude mandatory for any police officer in mission, among others.

The course to be conducted by trainers from the Nordic countries – Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark – will include theory and field exercise.

“We always believe that without effective training of our officers, we can’t achieve our best performance as clearly spelled out in our mission,” the IGP stated.
The course comes at a time when Rwanda and regional states are engaged in various peace support missions around the globe.

Rwanda, which was recently ranked the first country with the highest number of female police officers in UN missions, currently maintains about 500 police officers in seven UN missions, namely; South Sudan, Haiti, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Darfur, Guinea Bissau and Liberia.

He pledged Rwanda’s continued contribution to international peace building.
A force is also currently on standby to go to Liberia and plans are also underway to have the first FPU female contingent to be sent to Haiti next year.

IGP Gasana also disclosed that another Peace Support Operation (PSO) exercise-play for African police is scheduled to be conducted next year.

The IGP urged course participants to work hard and grasp the lessons offered to enhance their skills to effectively execute their duties.

He thanked EASF and other partners, for partnering with Rwanda National Police to host the course.

Sande Torbjorn, the Senior Police adviser to EASFCOM, commended regional countries for embracing and the UN Security Council 1325/2000 which is aimed at protecting women and girls during and after armed conflicts, and to fully involve females in conflict prevention, management and resolution, peace building and reconciliation.

“UNPOC is a vital part of the education of police officers from this region. By the end of 2015, we are supposed to educate at least 720 police officers, but we have already passed that number. We need to even continue educating more police officers,” stated Sande.

Sande revealed that plans are underway to train; at least, conduct six FPU courses by the end of 2015, which he said is one of the basic strategic goals for the next three years.


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