The Gender in Peace Support Operations Train the Trainer (T3) Course that started on 20 September, 2021 at the Rwanda Peace Academy (RPA) training facility in Musanze ended today Friday, 01 October 2021. The course was funded by the Government of the United Kingdom (UK) and was organised in partnership between the British Peace Support Team, Africa (BPST-A) and the Rwanda Peace Academy.
It was officially closed by Colonel (Rtd) Jill Rutaremara, the Director of the Rwanda Peace Academy. The objective of the course was 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.
Present at the closing ceremony was the Head of Political and Governance Team at the UK High Commission to Rwanda, Mr Adam Drury, the course lead facilitator, Dr Constansia Mumma Martinon, as well as the representatives from the British Peace Support Team (Africa); Dr Sally Wangamati, the Gender and Human Rights Adviser and Maureen Obbayi, the Deputy Gender Adviser.
A total of 20 military, police, correction service and civilian personnel from six African countries, namely: Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda and Zambia attended the course.