Integrated Mission Planning Course Opens at the RPA
Maj Gen Charles Karamba, the Air Force Chief of Staff, addressing the course participants.
The “Integrated Mission Planning (IMP) Course” started today Monday, 11 June at the Rwanda Peace Academy (RPA) and will run up to 22 June 2018. The official opening ceremony was presided over by the Air Force Chief of Staff, Maj Gen Charles Karamba.
The ceremony was also attended by the Director of the Rwanda Peace Academy, Col. Jill Rutaremara, Lt Col Richard Welsh, the United Kingdom (UK) Military Attaché to the African Union (AU), Mr. Eric Tyson, the Director of the UK- based ALCEON Limited, Squadron Leader Kwame Alifo , the Military Training Officer at the AU Peace Support Operations Division (PSOD) and facilitators from across the African continent and the United Kingdom.
The two-week course is a result of collaborative efforts between the African Union Commission (AUC), the British Peace Support Team, Africa (BPST-A) and the Rwanda Peace Academy (RPA). A total of twenty seven military, police and civilian officers from the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF), Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), North African Regional Capability (NARC), Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) will attend the course.
The aim of the course is to enhance the planning skills of the African Standby Planning Elements and selected staff of deployed missions.