At the ongoing National Security Symposium, deliberations on Day-two have zeroed in on the role of women in building a secure African continent.
Panelists include; Dr Ayala Wittner, Dr Monique Nsanzabaganwa, Dr Usta Kaitesi and Dr Anita Kiamba.
The three-day National Security Symposium is being conducted under the theme: “Contemporary Security Challenges: The African Perspective”.
The major focus of this symposium is to deliberate on matters of national, regional and continental security with a view to developing practical solutions.
Rwanda Defence Force Command and Staff College (RDFCSC) and the University of Rwanda (UR) are coordinating this symposium.
Students of Senior Command and Staff Course (SCSC) intake 6, the beneficiaries of this gathering, have an opportunity of interacting with high level policy makers, security practitioners, subject matter experts and scholars of security studies in interactive discussions on security challenges in Africa.
Defense Minister Gen James Kabarebe considers this symposium as a major platform for the students and other participants to engage in discussions about real-life security challenges that affect military profession.
“By the end of this Symposium, you will have not only gained the requisite knowledge and skills, but you will have also sharpened your awareness and readiness in your quest for better performance on the field, with clarity and understanding of the geo-political nature of contemporary regional and African security challenges,” Gen. Kabarebe said.
Meanwhile, the SCSC intake 06 is composed of 45 Senior Officers (Major to Lt Colonel) students from Czech Republic, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.