Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The Ethiopian International Peacekeeping Training Centre (EIPKTC) was established by the Ethiopian Ministry of Defense in 2010. It aimed to help contribute to regional security and stability.
The centre runs training courses that are designed for military members, police and civilians who are potentially being deployed to UN Peacekeeping Operations and AU, EASF Peace Support Operations and other multinational efforts. The course participants learn basic theoretical paradigm, enhance knowledge, and develop practical skills in Conflict Prevention, Conflict Management, and Post-Conflict Recovery.
Within this course framework, participants spend time learning how to respond to explosive threats, with a particular focus on IEDs, as well as mine action.
They will receive training from those with many years’ experience such as IED specialists. The specialists will come from groups such as UNMAS who have had a lot of experience in counter-IED tactics, particularly involving the use of mines across the African continent.
This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.
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