The Engagement Team Training of Trainer's Course commenced at the Birendra Peace Operations Training Centre (BPOTC) on 06 June 2022. Total 20 participants from Nepali Army and five international participants from Mongolia and Sri Lanka are attending this five days long course. The aim of this course is to prepare and enhance the institutional capacities of peacekeeping training centers to be able to facilitate and deliver training for female and male officers and soldiers to be deployed in multidimensional, integrated peacekeeping mission and make them understand the role of Engagement Team while implementing the Protection of Civilian mandate.
The course is planned and conducted in coordination with the Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI). There are total four Subject Matter Experts (SME) representing GPOI led by Mr. Gonzalo Mila. During the course remarks, Mr. Mila appreciated the contribution of Nepali Army in UN peace operations and acknowledged BPOTC for being a leading institution for conducting various UN peacekeeping related trainings through partnership with GPOI and other institutions.
During the opening address, the Deputy Commandant of the Center Lt Col Dev Bahadur Chhetri mentioned about the changing operational environment in UN Peace Operations that demands peacekeepers with a highest level of commitment, preparedness and professionalism. He further highlighted the fact that Nepali Army has given highest priority in making sure that highest standard of training is imparted to all prospective peacekeepers before their deployment to make sure that the most professional personnel of Nepali Army will deploy in UN Missions to serve as capable contingent members and staff officers in peacekeeping missions. The course will conclude on 10 June, 2022.