Beyond peace started today its training on IHL and prevention of sexual violence for the Central African armed forces (FACA) on behalf of EUTM, the EU training mission in CAR.
Over 30 Officers from BIT 1 received a first instruction, as well as 41 NCOs from other units.
Based in Bangui and deployed upon the request of the Transition President, the EUTM RCA is contributing to rebuilding a modernised, effective, inclusive and democratically accountable Central African Armed Forces (FACA). It provides strategic advice to the Central African Republic’s Ministry of Defence and the general staff, as well as education to officers and non-commissioned officers, and training to the FACA.
Beyond peace established a partnership with the mission, with the approval of the EU External Action service and with the support of UK Government. The objective is to integrate the training component on behaviour into all training delivered by the EUTM for the FACA over a 6-month pilot period. Our Director Cynthia Petrigh arrived in Bangui on 7 July 2017 to design and develop the programme; she will be joined by other experienced trainers.
Beyond peace was invited to advise the Op Trenton military pre-deployment exercise for the UK Engineers troops departing to South-Sudan Malakal and Bentiu where they will join the UNMISS.
Cynthia Petrigh from Beyond peace has been involved in this beautiful adventure since 2016, where she contributed to the training of first batch deploying to South Sudan.
After meeting Commander LCol Hislop in Yorkshire in March, she has just just contributed to the Mission Rehearsal Exercise which took place 29 May – 3 June in Norfolk, UK, for the batch to deploy as of July 2017.
We wish good luck for this new batch and keep the good job!
The annual roundtable in Sanremo’s Institute of International Humanitarian Law discussed this year « The Conduct of Hostilities ». Cynthia Petrigh presented the topic of ‘Training and political guidance as a comprehensive approach towards improving operational decisions and ROE’. For more on the 2014 round-table : http://www.iihl.org/round-table-on-conduct-of-hostilities-the-practice-the-law-and-the-future-2
Beyond (peace) Cynthia Petrigh was invited to speak about prevention of sexual violence at an expert’s panel during the International Summit on Ending Sexual violence in London last June. This meeting was an opportunity for Foreign Secretary William Hague to highlight her work.
The European Council President Herman Van Rompuy visited Mali on February 19 and was introducted to the EU training mission (EUTM). EUTM Head of Mission General Bruno Guibert introduced Cynthia Petrigh, in charge of the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) training for the Malian troops, to the President.
The third Malian armed forces battalion has arrived at Koulikouro training camp in Mali.
Beyond (peace) trainer Cynthia Petrigh has started the lectures on International humanitarian law (IHL) and human rights.
The 700 trainees will spend 10 weeks in the training session.