African Integrated Crisis Management Course Opens at the RPA

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The official opening ceremony was presided over by the Joint Chief of Staff at the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) Planning Element, Maj Gen Charles Rudakubana, on behalf of the EASF Director.

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The “African Integrated Crisis Management (AICM) course” started yesterday Sunday, 14 October 2018 at the Rwanda Peace Academy (RPA) and will run up to 19 October 2018. The official opening ceremony was presided over by the Joint Chief of Staff at the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) Planning Element, Maj Gen Charles Rudakubana, on behalf of the EASF Director.

The ceremony was also attended by the Director of the Rwanda Peace Academy, Col. Jill Rutaremara, the Coordinator of the Nordic Advisory and Coordination Staff (NARCS), Commander Stefan Sivaro, the Course Director, Maj. Aku Salmi, mentors, instructors and lectures from across the African continent and the Finnish Defence Forces International Centre (FINCENT).

The one week course was funded by the Government of Finland and is organized in partnership with the Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO), FINCENT and the EASF. A total of 46 (forty six) military, police and civilian officers drawn from 8 EASF member states, namely:  Comoros, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda will attend the course.

The aim of the course is to enhance the knowledge and understanding of integrated crisis management approaches, as well as to enhance collaboration and coordination among the different actors, namely military, police, and civilian crisis management, humanitarian and development aid actors.