As announced yesterday, the Peacekeeping School "Alioune Blondi Bèye" is receiving a large delegation of Malian journalists this week to provide them with comprehensive training on "Fundamental Knowledge on Peace Support Operations" (CONNFOND PSO).

Indeed, the school offered to invite 76 men and women from the Bamako media to expand their knowledge on the complexity of a UN operation deployed on the ground.

This is how, since Monday morning, journalists have been rubbing shoulders with "Ethics and discipline in the OSP", but also with "Respect for Diversity" or the "DDR Process". Although women are poorly represented (15% of the total workforce), their presence here is essential given their potential role in the emergence of gender in Malian society.

All the trainees should thus, at the end of the week, be able to comment on the events that punctuate the mandate of MINUSMA in Mali, gradually moving to a documented information press and better equipped to understand the issues underlying the action. Blue Helmets on Malian soil.

Wanted and offered by the School Direction and supported by the Malian authorities, this training is fully funded by the Republic of Mali, which we warmly thank here.