The Staff of SADC Regional Peacekeeping Training Center based in Harare, Zimbabwe, is conducting a two-day study tour at Rwanda Peace Academy in Musanze District.
Col Sambulo Ndlovu, Deputy Commandant of the School who is leading the team said: “we are visiting Rwanda in order to learn more of sister institutions that have the same business with us.”
He said that although Rwanda Peace Academy is a new School, they believe it is a model and would be helpful for a lot of ideas that can help their Academy.
Col Sambulo said that from the brief presentations they had at RPA on May 20, 2014 they learnt how the funding of the school is done.
This includes how much efforts the government of Rwanda is putting into help the Center becoming a regional center for peacekeeping training.
They also learnt how RPA interact with partners and what kind of challenges they deal with in delivering courses.
They appreciated how the Academy trains students from the whole region and even abroad.
Col Jill Rutaremara, RPA Director said that they got lessons from each other experiences and that they are examining areas of partnership between both Schools.
SADC Regional Peacekeeping Training Center based in Harare, Zimbabwe, trains police, military officers, civilians and correctional services officials from 15 SADC member states in courses related to peacekeeping.