Dispatch of an Instructor to the Malaysian Peacekeeping Training Centre
October 27, 2011
- The Government of Japan will dispatch Ms. Ryoko Yonamine, Programme Advisor of the Secretariat of the International Peace Cooperation Headquarters of the Cabinet Office, as an instructor of gender issues for Gender and Peacekeeping Seminar to be conducted by the Malaysian Peacekeeping Training Centre (MPTC) from October 31 to November 1, 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This is her second time to be dispatched since her previous participation in the CIMIC courses last May.
- This Gender and Peacekeeping Seminar will be implemented by part of funding of 1 million US dollars which was provided by the Government of Japan for the Malaysian Peacekeeping Training Centre through UNDP-Japan Partnership Fund. Attaching importance to peacebuilding, the Government of Japan decided to dispatch the instructor in order to contribute in personnel in addition to funding, following the dispatch of three instructors in the previous Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) Courses in MPTC.
- The Government of Japan will continue to provide effective assistance by drawing on qualified human resources of Japan as well as by funding training programs in order to enhance the international capability for peacekeeping.
(Reference) Malaysian Peacekeeping Training Centre
- Established in 1996, located in Port Dickson, Malaysia.
- The Government of Japan provided assistance of 1 million US dollars to help capacity building and actual training courses of the centre. The project document was signed in 2010 and the actual training courses started this year, the second year of this project.
- The Government of Japan, through the Secretariat of International Peace Cooperation Headquarters of the Cabinet Office, has dispatched 3 instructors as follows;
CIMIC Course, April 25-29, 2011: Mr. Yutaka Tatewaki, Program Advisor for UN humanitarian assistance.
CIMIC Course, May 30-10 June, 2011: Ms. Ryoko Yonamine, Program Advisor for gender issues; Ms. Mio Sato, Program Advisor for humanitarian principles.
- (*The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)
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