Dispatch of Instructors to the Malaysian Peacekeeping Training Centre

December 7, 2011

  1. From 11 to 14 December 2011, the Government of Japan will dispatch Ms. Mio Sato, a Programme Advisor of the Secretariat of the International Peace Cooperation Headquarters of the Cabinet Office, as an instructor on humanitarian assistance for civil-military coordination (CIMIC) courses being conducted at the Malaysian Peacekeeping Training Centre (MPTC) from November 21 to December 16 in Malaysia. To this CIMIC course, Ms. Ryoko Yonamine was also dispatched as an instructor on gender issues from 27 November to 3 December 2011.

  2. 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 MPTC through UNDP-Japan Partnership Fund. Attaching importance to peacebuilding, the Government of Japan decided to dispatch the instructors in order to contribute in personnel in addition to funding.

  3. 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, Programme Advisor for UN humanitarian assistance.
  • CIMIC Course, May 30-10 June, 2011: Ms. Ryoko Yonamine, Programme Advisor for gender issues; Ms. Mio Sato, Program Advisor for humanitarian assistance.
  • Gender and Peacekeeping Seminar, October 31-1 November, 2011: Ms. Ryoko Yonamine
    • (*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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