EPSTC Providing Post-Conflict recovery training for African Peacekeepers
(EBC; November 06, 2018) -- Training on post-conflict recovery is being given to peacekeepers from nine African countries at the Ethiopian Peace Support Training Center (EPSTC).
Opening the training yesterday, Peace Keeping Main Department Acting Director Birgadier-General Habtamu Tilahun said concrete and sustainable post-conflict reconstruction is required to address the interlinked causes of political violence and under-development, and prevent relapse into conflict in the Horn of Africa.
The course is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge, skills and tools used in conflict analysis, peace building and conflict transformation process aimed at fostering post-conflict recovery, rehabilitation and development, he added.
Birgadier-General Habtamu noted that the skills would be enhanced through review of relevant theories, exposure and exploration of evidence-based experience from participants in order to provide variety of methods of conflict recovery and rehabilitation.
Japan’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Daisuke Matsunaga said the security situation in Africa is precarious, as 7 of 14 UN peacekeeping missions are found in Africa.
The government of Japan and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) supported the Ethiopian Peace Support Training Center to prepare the course being attended by 27 peacekeeping officers.