UNDP Partners with Japan to support training on post-conflict recovery
August 8, 2022
The International Peace Support Training Institute has launched a post-conflict recovery training course to enhance the skills and knowledge of local and international peacekeeping practitioners on the fundamental concepts and issues of post-conflict recovery, peace, and state building. The course was launched in collaboration with the Ministry of Defense and the Government of Japan.
The International Peace Support Training Institute invests in quality international training on peacekeeping and seeks to become a global centre of excellence.
The Government of Japan has been collaborating with UNDP to support the International Peace Support Training Institute since 2013.
Attending the launch were State Minister Martha Luigi, Ministry of Defense of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Ambassador Ito Takako of the Embassy of Japan to Ethiopia, and Brigadier General Sebsibe Duba, Commandant of International Peace Support Training Institute.
The course focuses on the mandates and tasks of the UN Peace Keeping Operations/Peace Support Operations, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration, gender issues, child protection, human rights, and the rule of law.
34 trainees will participate in the training course. 27 of the trainees are from Ethiopia while the remaining seven come from Djibouti, DRC, Eritrea, Nigeria, Sudan, South Sudan, and Somalia. Over the years the institute has so far provided various training to 103 women.
The speakers noted that international cooperation is indispensable to addressing the issues of post-conflict recovery.
During the opening ceremony, Mr Fisseha Mekonnen, UNDP Ethiopia’s Programme Specialist for the Democratic Governance and Capacity Building Unit, commended the institute for the work it has done across the years to provide international training for peacekeeping personnel from Ethiopia and the continent. He also warmly thanked the Government of Japan for maintaining a strong partnership with UNDP to support the institute, in addition to the collaboration across other thematic areas.
The course will enhance the skills of the trainees to support the UN and AU peace support missions for post-conflict countries in many parts of the continent. It will also strengthen the implementation of the African Peace and Security Architecture and the UN peacekeeping mission.
Ethiopia remains one of the leading countries contributing troops to international peacekeeping operations since its first mission back in the 1950s during the Korean war.
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