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The UN Triangular Partnership Programme Training for engineering personnel in Asia

June 20, 2024
  1. Japan will dispatch 24 Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) personnel and 1 liaison and coordinator from the Secretariat of the International Peace Cooperation Headquarters, Cabinet Office to train engineering personnel in Asia for the operation of heavy engineering equipment (HEE) in the training of trainers course to be conducted in Indonesia from June 26 to Augst 6 under the UN Triangular Partnership Programme (TPP), a framework to support capacity building of UN peacekeepers, organized by the UN Department of Operational Support.
  2. This training is intended to enable engineering personnel in Asia and the surrounding regions as trainers to acquire knowledge and skills necessary to develop infrastructure and camps, etc. in UN peacekeeping operations. The graduates of this training are expected to contribute to the swift and smooth implementation of missions’ activities in their countries by training their own engineering personnel who will be deployed to PKO missions.
(Reference1) UN Triangular Partnership Programme (TPP)

TPP is a framework in which the UN, supporting member states and troop-contributing countries cooperate to support capacity building of UN peacekeepers. At the First Leaders’ Summit on Peacekeeping held at the UN Headquarters in 2014, then Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his support for rapid deployment, which led to the establishment of TPP.
Since then, Japan has been taking a leading role in promoting this framework by dispatching instructors to training in fields such as engineering and medical care.

(Reference2) Japan’s experience of HEE training to date

Since 2015, Japan has conducted a total of 10 training sessions targeting African countries and trained 312 personnel from eight countries. Since 2018, Japan has conducted a total of 5 training sessions targeting Asian and its neighboring countries and trained 95 personnel from ten countries.
This will be the sixth training session in Asia. The previous training session was held in Indonesia from June to July in 2023.

(Reference3) Outline of the training
  1. Period of the course: June 26 to Augst 6, 2024
  2. Duty station: Indonesia Peace and Security Center(IPSC), Bogor
  3. Trainer team: 25 personnel led by JGSDF LTC TAMAKI Hiroyuki
  4. Content: Training the trainers from countries in Asia and surrounding region on the operation and maintenance of HEE

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