gladys kokorwe.jpgGraduates from the recent SADC Peace Keeping Mission Leaders Course have been implored to utilise skills gained during the course towards effective planning, management and conduct of contemporary integrated peace operations.

The graduates who were drawn from ten SADC member states including Zimbabwe, South Africa, DRC, Malawi, Mauritius among others were conferred with certificates after successfully completing the two week long course meant to strengthen the senior leadership capacity in peacekeeping within the region.

 

Guest of Honour at the graduation ceremony, Botswana Ambassador to Zimbabwe Ms. Gladys Kokorwe, challenged the senior officers to utilize knowledge gained in lessening some of the challenges in peacekeeping leadership across the region.

 

“I have no doubt that the knowledge gained from the course will assist our region to address some of the shortcomings in peacekeeping operations,” said Ms. Kokorwe.

 

The 24 participants who included 8 women will form the first pool of Senior Officers who are set to capacitate member states and will be deployed as senior leaders in SADC, AU as well as UN peace missions.

 

The course provided a forum, in which participants were exposed to aspects of leadership and management at the most senior level that are critical in planning, management and conduct of peace operations.