The Gender in Peace Support Operations Train the Trainer (T3) Course started today Monday, 20 September 2021 at the Rwanda Peace Academy (RPA) training facility in Musanze and will run up to 01 October 2021. The course was funded by the Government of the United Kingdom (UK) and is organised in partnership between the British Peace Support Team, Africa (BPST-A) and the Rwanda Peace Academy.
It was officially opened by Colonel (Rtd) Jill Rutaremara, the Director of the Rwanda Peace Academy. The objective of the course is to build professional and institutional capacity in the delivery of gender as well as gender related courses, and consequently contribute to towards operational effectiveness of AU/UN peace operations.
The ceremony was attended by the Deputy Gender Adviser at the British Peace Support Team (Africa), Maureen Obbayi and Dr Constansia Mumma Martinon, the course lead facilitator.
A total of 20 military, police, correction service and civilian personnel from six African countries, namely: Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda and Zambia are attending the course.