Rwanda Defence Force has kicked off training under the multinational peacekeeping arrangement in Rajendrapur Cantonment, Bangladesh.
The training ‘Open Exercise Shanti Doot 4’is being conducted at the Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operation Training (BIPSOT).
Shanti Doot 4 is a multinational United Nations peacekeeping exercise with more than 1,000 participants from more than 30 countries designed to provide pre-deployment training to U.N. partner countries in preparation for real-world peacekeeping operations.
This Shanti Doot 4 is the most recent in an ongoing group of exercises held in the Indo-Pacific region created to increase peacekeeping capabilities and capacities of the nations involved in the Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) as well as to promote peace and security in the region.
Shanti Doot 4 will consist of multiple events for service members to participate in, including classroom sessions, staff training exercises, and field training exercises taught by subject matter experts from multiple nations, including the U.S., Canada, Australia, Bangladesh and many more.
According to the organizers of this training, “exercises are designed to develop and strengthen global partnerships and to increase partner nation peacekeeping capabilities and capacities. Additionally, Shanti Doot 4 aims to increase the stability of the Indo-Pacific region.”
The training will be run by instructors from multiple nations with extensive peacekeeping experience.
The goal of these multinational exercises and training sessions is to allow for an exchange of knowledge, skills, and techniques between subject matter experts which will benefit all involved and improve future peacekeeping operations.
Rwanda is currently taking part in peacekeeping operations in troubled countries including; South Sudan, Central African Republic, Darfur – Sudan, Haiti, Mali and other parts of the world.