WEP participates in Protection of Civilians Course

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Tracy of WEP (3rd from right, sitting) with other participants of Protection of Civilians course

One of the pillars of Women Environmental Programme (WEP) is Peace and Security. The organization works assiduously to update her staff on current issues.

Nguvese Tracy Ogbonna a Program Officer at WEP participated in a two-week course on Protection of Civilians at the Martin Luther Agwai International Institute for Leadership and Peace Keeping Center, Jaji – Kaduna state.

This course focused on The United Nations mandate to Protect Civilians due to the high risk civilians face during conflict situations.  Some topics that were covered, were introduction to peace keeping, mission planning, tools to conduct peace keeping operations, UN operational concept on protection, case studies, conflict mapping, first aid and child protection. Some table top exercises were about planning a peace keeping operation in a simulated country called Carana Republic. The course ran from 1st to 16th September, 2017.

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