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Strengthening Peace Support Operations(PSOs): ECOWAS organizes a Workshop on the development  of a Curriculum for the Training in Planning, Management and Liquidation of PSOs



The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, through the Directorate of Peacekeeping and Regional Security (DPKRS), with the technical and financial support of the ECOWAS Peace and Security Architecture and Operations (EPSAO) project is organizing a two-day Joint Review Workshop on the development of a Curriculum for the Training in Planning, Management and Liquidation of Peace Support Operations Missions from February 27 to 28, 2024, in Abuja, Nigeria.  


The objective of this workshop is to review, harmonize and validate the draft curriculum for training on planning, management, and liquidation of ECOWAS Peace Support Operations missions. The two-day meeting was attended by training experts of the ECOWAS Commission Peace Support Operations and the ECOWAS Standby Force, training officers from the National Defence College (NDC) and GIZ Nigeria.  Over the two days, the experts will be discussing the draft curriculum developed and submitted by the consultant, the methodology and the training strategy to be adopted by the Peace Support Operations Division of the ECOWAS Commission


Speaking on behalf of Dr Cyriaque AGNEKETHOM, (ECOWAS Director of Peacekeeping and Regional Security), Dr Sani Adamu, Acting Head of the Peace Support Operations Division, stressed that “given recent political developments within the West Africa region, having a curriculum that will enhance the capacity of the ECOWAS Standby Force which includes the military, police, and civilians in Peace Support Operations, planning, management, and liquidation for a successful mission is apt.  He further informed that the ECOWAS Commission is about to launch its first Peace Support Operations Depot in Lungi, Sierra Leone. Therefore, the development of this curriculum came at the right time. 


Dr Cyriaque AGNEKETHOM also welcomed the continued support of the EPSAO project implemented by GIZ on behalf of the European Union (EU) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), he acknowledged and thanked National Defence College Abuja Nigeria, for the longstanding partnership as the ECOWAS Training Centre of Excellence on Peace Support Operations at the Strategic Level.



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