Received in audience by the Minister of National Defense and Veterans Affairs, Doctor Gilbert Kabanda, the Director General of the International School for the Maintenance of Peace, based in Bamako, Mali, Mr. Souleymane Sangara came to request the integration of the DRC into the Board of Directors of this structure.
The Minister of National Defense and Veterans Affairs, Doctor Gilbert Kabanda, received in audience, on Friday October 8, 2021, in his office located in Gombe, the Director General of the International School for Peacekeeping , Mr. Souleymane Sangara. According to a dispatch from the Ministry of Defense, a copy of which was used by the Redaction du Potentiel, the minister's host
came to request the integration of the DRC into the Board of Directors of this international school based in Bamako, capital of Mali. The school has, among other objectives, disaster crisis management. At the end of the audience to be granted to him, the director general of the International School for the maintenance of peace declared the following: others, on disaster risk management, one of the modules of the International Peacekeeping School. We have around thirty modules including disaster risk management. The DRC being a very large country, a huge country where there are disasters that occur from time to time, it is important and interesting to talk about disaster risk management to all the staff who take care of the management. of this crisis. Whether they are police, soldiers or civilians ”. DESIRABLE AND INTERESTING The host of the Minister of Defense
clarified that this school is not Malian, although based in Bamako. Rather, it is a school which has a Board of Directors in which there are eleven member states plus an organization that is the
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). “One of our requests was also to ask His Excellency, the Minister of National Defense and Veterans Affairs to see how the DRC can integrate this Board of Directors. The distant Congo but the African Congo. And the peacekeeping school is an African school, it is an African Union center of excellence. The Congo being African, it is desirable and interesting for us that the Congo integrates this Board of Directors in the same way as other African countries which have already followed in Mali, which was the only African country on the Board of Directors. These are Algeria, Morocco, Japan ”. With his thirty modules, Mr. Souleymane Sangara assures us that the International School for the maintenance of peace will be able to bring a lot of things to the country: “The Congo, in general, and the FARDC, in particular, are today in restructuring. We have a lot of training schools here. It may be interesting to include peace support modules in all of these training schools. Starting with basic training schools, to specialty schools up to the strategic level. The objective for us is to reach all of these schools up to the level of Chesd. Because in all these schools, it is about peace ”.