The EU’s military training mission in the Central African Republic (EUTM RCA) was launched in July 2016. Its second operational objective is to ‘contribute to Central African armed forces (FACA) capability to become credible, accountable, ethnically balanced and under democratic control.’
The international humanitarian law (IHL) and prevention of sexual violence (PSV) component of the EUTM RCA were designed, developed and implemented by Beyond Peace as part of a pilot project funded by the UK Government.
In this Brown Bag Lunch discussion, the Director of Beyond Peace, Cynthia Petrigh will share lessons learnt from this pilot project and discuss options for improving the design, added value and effectiveness of the EU’s efforts to train armed forces through the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).
Cynthia Petrigh is the Director of Beyond Peace, a company specialised in training and advising armed forces and armed groups. She is also a member of the UK Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) Team of Experts. She has worked with the EU’s Training Mission in Mali for one year and the EUTM RCA for six months during which she has trained 900 soldiers and eight trainers.
The presentation will be followed by a discussion with participants.
Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch and EPLO will provide tea and coffee.
Please note that seats are limited and registration is mandatory. RSVP to Colin Cogitore if you would like to participate.