Enhancing Peace and Security in the Eastern Africa Region

EASF Conducts Deployment and Readiness Roster Workshop

The Eastern Africa Standby Force conducted a three day Deployment and Readiness Roster Workshop from 31st July to 2nd August 2018 at the Kenya Commercial Bank Leadership Center in Karen, Nairobi.

The workshop aimed at coming up with essential system requirements that would inform the design and consequent development of the database. This integrated database is intended to hold information about civilians, police and military officers who have been adequately trained for Peace Support Operations (PSOs) and are ready to be deployed.

Opening the workshop on behalf of the Director of EASF, the EASF Chief of Staff, Colonel Jean Marie Barumpishe thanked EASF Member States for availing the National Focal Points from the three components to take part in this important workshop. He expressed his confidence that the officers present would be able to engage each other on the matter at hand and come up with the necessary recommendations at the end of the three-day session.

The United Kingdom's Technical Advisor to EASF, Colonel Erwin Turner applauded the officers present and eventually rolled out the guidelines that would inform the conduct of the workshop culminating into compilation of the necessary documents that would bind the development of the tool. He underscored the importance of the National Focal Points as the real experts in understanding the tasks ahead; having come from the Member States, they are a conduit between EASF and the PSO trained officers on the ground.

The workshop, fully funded by the Government of the United Kingdom, was attended by nine out of ten EASF Member States, namely; Burundi, Comoros, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda.

 

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