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Third edition of UNPCAP inaugurated in New Delhi

The third edition of the United Nations Peacekeeping Course for African Partners (UNPCAP) was inaugurated in New Delhi on May 7. The main aim of the course is to build and enhance the capacity of the African Troop Contributing Countries to the UN and to further train the trainers from these countries.

May 8, 2018 15:23 IST
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The third edition of the United Nations Peacekeeping Course for African Partners (UNPCAP) was inaugurated in New Delhi on May 7, 2018.

The course, which will be held from May 7- 25, is being conducted by the Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping in India (CUNPK) in partnership with the United States. The first and second editions of the course were held in New Delhi in 2016 and 2017 respectively.

Objective

The main aim of the course is to build and enhance the capacity of the African Troop Contributing Countries to the UN and to further train the trainers from these countries.

 

Significance

The course, which revolves around the concept of training the trainers, is one of the many steps that India has initiated towards active contribution to peace support activities.

 

Key Highlights

• The inaugural session for the course was conducted on May 7 at the Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi.

• The inaugural session was chaired by Ruchi Ghanashyam, Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs.

• Other eminent speakers at the session included Director General Staff Duties Lt Gen Ajae Kumar Sharma and US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster.

• The training incorporates topics on operational and logistical matters, humanitarian issues, thematic topics and table top exercises and mission briefs.

• It would be conducted by a rich pool of seasoned instructors from India, the United States as well as alumni instructors from Africa who have attended the previous edition of the course.

 

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