The 7th Conflict Prevention Course has opened at the Peace Support Training Centre. The course is co-organized by the governments of Ethiopia and Japan.
The 10 day training focuses on the components of the Conflict Prevention, International Humanitarian Law, Dialogue, Negotiation and Mediation. High ranking military officials from Burundi, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Liberia, Mali, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda, are taking part in this course as students.
In his opening remarks Ambassador of Japan to Ethiopia Shinichi Saida, expressed his belief that the Centre will play an essential role in the realization of peace and security on this continent. He commended Ethiopia’s role in the field of peace and security in Africa as well as the whole world.
The curriculum for this course is designed by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force officer, Lieutenant Colonel Norihisa Urakami. Since 2012, Japan has supported the the Ethiopia’s Peace Support Training Center.
It has provided over 1.3 million dollars for the construction of the Centre’s theatre building, developing curriculum for courses, and providing technical cooperation through the assignment of Japan Self-Defense Force officials to the center.
By Kiram Tadesse