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In preparation for the first TICAD conference to be held in Africa in August, Directors of African peace training centers met and recommended a joint needs assessment with Japan and UN and called for more national ownership.
Ai Kihara-Hunt of University of Essex presented her paper “Needed or Bargained: The Rise of United Nations Formed Police Units” and questioned the necessity of rapid increase in engagement of Formed Police Units in UN peace operations.
According to Harinder Sood of DPKO, Japan has responded positively HIPPO and C34 suggestions to strengthen African capacities to deploy peacekeeping forces rapidly.
Egyptian Deputy Assistant Foreign Minister for United Nations Affairs Amr Aljowaily emphasized the need for partnerships and capacity building initiatives for the North African Regional Brigade (NARC), one of the five regional capabilities of the African Standby Force (ASF).
In NHK World News, Professor Daisaku Higashi presented his analysis on Obama’ decision to keep more American troops in Afghanistan after he leaves the office, lest Afghanistan will be taken over by the Taliban. You can see the interview by Professor Higashi in the link below:
Lieutenant Colonel Norihisa Urakami of US Army War College advocates providing advanced technology and intelligence support to counter trans-national crimes, extremism and human-trafficking and other immediate threats to peace and security in Africa.
Main themes of Three 2015 Peace Reports, HIPPO, AGE and Global Study Report on 1325, were presented by John Ahere of the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) at TICAD preparatory meeting in Cairo.
In a TICAD preparatory meeting organized by CCCPA in Cairo on 13-14 July, DPKO Senior Military Training Officer, George Arko-Dadzie, explained the need for new strategic partnership, training support services and developments in thematic training to respond to complex political contexts and operating environments. Please click here for the full text of his presentation.