Women’s Leadership for Peace Course Opens at the Rwanda Peace Academy

Musanze – 05 December 2022

The Women’s Leadership for Peace Course started  today at the Rwanda Peace Academy (RPA) training facility in Musanze and will run up to 9 December 2022. The course is organised in partnership between the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the Senior Women Talent Pipeline (SWTP) under the United Nations (UN), and the Rwanda Peace Academy.

The training is in line with one of the top priorities of the UN Secretary General of achieving the gender parity agenda, especially in the UN Peace Operations. The course is aimed at strengthening capacity among Pipeline members on leadership in UN peacekeeping contexts as part of effort to better equip Pipeline members for a potential future career at the UN.

The one-week course will be attended by a total of twenty-one (21) Senior Women Leaders who are members of Senior Women Talent Pipeline (SWTP). The course was officially opened by the Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, Hon. Jeannette Bayisenge. The SWTP consists of an internationally diverse pool of senior women leaders with expertise in 5 job families: political affairs, civil affairs, rule of law and security institutions, public information, and mission support.

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