Training peacekeepers for a UN mission in Central African Republic (CAR)

The Igarapé Institute is a long-time supporter of Brazilian and United Nations (UN) conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts. The coordinator of the Institute’s Building Peace program, Adriana Abdenur, and Giovana Kuele led training exercises at the Escola de Operações de Paz de Caráter Naval [Naval Peace Operations School] this month.

The goal was to to prepare Brazilian troops, police, and civilians for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

In total, 245 soldiers from the First Marine Operations Group – CAR were invited to participate in a series of training sessions on the challenges of operating in CAR.

The Institute has also debriefed the Commander of the Brazilian Armed Forces and senior military personnel on the political, cultural and ethnic factors shaping the security context in CAR. A complete report on CAR, and Brazil´s role, will be released in the coming months.

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