Enhancing Peace and Security in the Eastern Africa Region

EASF Receives Rapid Deployment Kits

The Danish Ambassador to Kenya, His Excellency Ambassador Ole Thonke, handed over Rapid Deployment Kits (RDK) worth about USD 36,000 to the Eastern African Standby Force Secretariat in Karen, Nairobi on 25th May 2021.

The EASF Director Brig. Gen. Getachew Shiferaw received the kits and thanked the ambassador and the Government of the Royal Kingdom of Denmark for such support that EASF highly requires in its capacity enhancement endeavors.

In his handover speech, Amb. Ole Thonke commended EASF on its tireless efforts in promoting peace and security in the Eastern Africa region and beyond. He underscored the current Full Operational Capability (FOC) status which the Standby Force attained in 2014.
The ambassador added that these RDKs are important especially for civilians during mission deployments. Each RDK contains satellite phones, GPS navigation equipment, first aid kits, survival food packs (for a team of four people for up to 72 hours) and other safety tools that can serve during mission deployments. Perishable consumables can be replenished on needs’ basis after their respective expiry dates.

The Government of the Royal Kingdom of Denmark has been providing financial, material and technical advisory support to EASF through the International Advisory and Coordinating Staff (IACS) housed within the Secretariat.


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