This project is being implemented to deliver training support to potential peacekeepers for the multidimensional challenges of contemporary Peace Support Operations (PSOs). MLAILPCK was established as part of Nigeria’s commendable contribution to regional and global peace and stability through injection of capable and skillful military, police and civilian experts to PSOs missions.
The overall goal of this project is to deliver realistic training to potential peacekeepers for the multidimensional challenges of contemporary peace support operations. The primary beneficiary of this project is MLAILPKC, Kaduna and its personnel, as well as the participants in the various PSOs courses. However, given the gender imbalance in the targeted and beneficiaries’ institutions, prior agreement will be reached with MLAILPKC to guarantee that at least 30 percent of the beneficiaries are women.
This project helps to complement the Government’s vision and effort of transforming the old Nigerian Army Peacekeeping Centre (NAPKC) into a remodeled Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership Centre (MLAPKC), Kaduna with capacity to strengthen regional and national capacities in leadership and PSOs expertise at operational and tactical levels. This project will focus on strengthening the institutional capacity of MLAILPKC to sponsor PSOs courses on protection of civilians, and counter-terrorism and prevention of irregular migration, undertake renovation of participants’ hostel, provide alternative power supply (solar power), and upgrade its ICT facilities.
The sponsored courses will concentrate on training and deployment of military, police and civilians responsible for discharging and overseeing various units of peacekeeping operations. The project will equally support capacity building/strengthening of the officers and men of the Centre through Train-of-Trainers (TOT) on counter-terrorism and prevention of irregular migration and protection of civilians, update the skills of the personnel on ICT maintenance, and training of technical staff on solar panel maintenance.
UNDP supports the implementation of the project activities through provision of advisory services and technical assistance. Consequently, it will deploy its resource persons/technical specialists and experts who are working at the Country Office and the Regional Service Centre and may also utilize expertise and experience learned from other PSOs-related projects supported by the Government of Japan to support the Centre to achieve the project goals and objectives. Where feasible, Japanese expertise in the relevant areas will be deployed to assist in the running of the training courses particularly the Train-of-Trainers (TOT).