LUSAKA – On November 26, sixteen Zambia Defence Force military officers completed a month-long course in Advanced Training Management and Training Resource Management. Supported by the U.S. government’s Global Peace Operations Initiative, course participants built mission analysis skills, learned advanced training design techniques, and prepared for upcoming deployments (including UN peacekeeping missions to the Central African Republic).
To demonstrate their proficiency at the close of the course, participants produced and presented briefings on how to resource and design military exercise trainings. This culminated in the design of a battalion field exercise plan for the deploying Zambian Battalion (ZAMBATT), which participants briefed to Zambia Defence Force officials. After the completion of a final written exam, the group graduated on Friday.
The Global Peace Operations Initiative is a U.S. government-funded security assistance program that strengthens international capacity and capability to execute UN and regional peace operations by enhancing partner countries’ sustainable, self-sufficient peace operations proficiencies and by building the capacity of the UN and regional organizations to conduct such missions.