TfP/KAIPTC Runs Course on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) in Fragile, Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations in Mali
15 Jan 2014
The TfP/KAIPTC in collaboration with the police component of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) organized a training course on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) in Fragile, Conflict and Post-conflict Situations in Bamako and Mali from the 4th to 15th November 2013.The overall aim of the course was to build the capacities of police officers, gendarmerie, border guards and MINUSMA officials in the prevention and handling of SEA cases in Mali. Participants were drawn from the local police, gendarmerie, national guard and trainers from the police component of MINUSMA ranging from middle to senior level. The training also served as a “Trainer of Trainers (ToT)” course for police facilitators with the MINUSMA team. Among the 48 participants accepted for the course, there was a 54% female representation and 46% male representation. In his opening remarks, Colonel Mokhtar Ndoye, Head of the Police Development Pillar (MINUSMA), who represented the Police Commissioner of MINUSMA stated that the increasing deployment of peacekeepers into the Malian territory for peacekeeping duties made it imperative for a training of this kind to be done to sensitize local security agencies and mission personnel. He was particularly grateful to the KAIPTC and the Norwegian government under its TfP Programme for organizing the courses in Mali and expressed the hope that this relationship would continue.