The United Nations Women Peace and Security (WPS) pilot Course commenced from 30 May 2022 at the Birendra Peace Operations Training Centre (BPOTC) was concluded on 03 June 2022. This course was planned and conducted in coordination with the Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI). There were total five Subject Matter Experts representing GPOI which was led by Mrs. Shree Nadarajah. The objective of course was to develop the understanding of the importance of the UN WPS agenda, its implications for national peacekeeping commitments and training and enable participants to effectively support the WPS agenda as a military member of a peacekeeping mission.
During the closing remarks, the Deputy Commandant of BPOTC Lt Col Dev Bahadur Chhetri highlighted the importance of employing female peacekeepers in various peace operations as well as integrating gender perspective into all of our planning and operational activities. Similarly, he also emphasized the issues related to impact of conflict on women and importance of women's participation in conflict prevention, peacekeeping, peace building and in post conflict environment.
Total nineteen Officers from Nepali Army and nine international student officers from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Mongolia, Sri Lanka and Thailand successfully completed the course.