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The Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Course (Mobile Training Team (MTT)) in South Sudan on 17-28 November 2014

 


Lt Col Modest Kombo (right) Escorting the Chief Guest, Maj Gen Juach Dau after Presiding Over the Opening Ceremony

The SGBV course which was funded by the Government of Japan started on 17 November 2014 and ended on 28 November 2014 at Juba Regency Hotel- South Sudan. The opening ceremony was presided over by Major General Juach Dau from the Sudanese People Liberation Army (SPLA). In his opening remarks, he thanked the team leader Lt Col Kombo, the lead facilitator Ms Leah Barasa and International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) for commitment to the cooperation with the Government of the Republic of South Sudan in conducting capacity building. He urged the participants to work hard and benefit from the SGBV course.

The closing ceremony was graced by H.E. Mr Takeshi Akamatsu, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of South Sudan flanked by Major General Joach Dau, the SPLA representative and Brigadier Robert Kabage, IPSTC Director.  In his closing remarks, the Chief Guest congratulated the participants for completing the course. He noted that Japan was a country which promotes the rights of


 Ms Leah Barasa (Lead Facilitator) Having Session with the Course Participants

The closing ceremony was graced by H.E. Mr Takeshi Akamatsu, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of South Sudan flanked by Major General Joach Dau, the SPLA representative and Brigadier Robert Kabage, IPSTC Director.  In his closing remarks, the Chief Guest congratulated the participants for completing the course. He noted that Japan was a country which promotes the rights of women on equal terms with men; creating a society in which every individual, particularly women, could ‘shine’. On that note, he observed that in South Sudan, the situation had been dire since December 2013 with reports of continuing violence against the most vulnerable people and this calls for concrete and tangible actions by training the personnel.


 Brig Robert Kabage (Centre) Introducing Maj Gen Juach Dau (right) to Ambassador Takeshi Akamatsu (Chief Guest) before the Closing Ceremony

Subsequently, in his remarks, Brigadier Robert Kabage said that it was his great pleasure to be on the second Mobile Training activity at Juba after the Protection of Civilians course which was conducted in August 2014. He thanked the Government of Republic of South Sudan for allowing the participants to attend the SGBV course. He also thanked the Ambassador, Mr Takeshi Akamatsu on behalf of the Government of Japan through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for sponsoring the course.

 

The total number of participants was 24 from the Republic of South Sudan.