ISS/TfP together with African Union (AU) conducted a follow-up ten days workshop for further development of the AMISOM specific Police Pre-deployment Training (PPDT) material in support of effective mandate implementation of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
This training programme is developed upon request by the AU PSOD to assist in and facilitate the development of a standardised AMISOM specific PPDT training programme for Individual Police Officers (IPOs). The training package will be made available to the Police Contributing Countries (PCCs) to ensure standardisation of training approaches. The workshop was attended by a total of 11 experts from different stakeholders, including the AU Commission, AMISOM, UN Office to the AU (UNOAU), British Peace Support Team for East Africa (BPST-EA) and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)). Riana Paneras (ISS Senior Researcher) facilitated the workshop while Meressa K. Dessu (ISS Researcher) and Wouter Meiring (ISS Consultant) also participated.