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STORY: AMISOM, SNA get training on delivering quick

impact projects to Somalia communities


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DATELINE: 13/SEPTEMBER/2019, MOGADISHU, SOMALIA

SHOT LIST:

1. Med shot, officers from the AMISOM military and police component attend a
defector rehabilitation programme awareness workshop, Civil-Military Coordination
(CIMIC) officers course and project planning and stakeholder management course
2. Close up shot, an AMISOM police officer attending the course
3. Med shot, AMISOM military officers listening
3. Wide shot, AMISOM officers taking notes
4. Med shot, AMISOM officers taking notes
5. Wide shot, AMISOM officers listening
6. Med shot, a facilitator from the UK Mission Support Team (UKMST) in Somalia
speaking
7. Close up shot, AMISOM police and military officers listening
8. Med shot, AMISOM police officers listening
9. Close up shot, officers listening to Maj. Gen. Nakibus Lakara, AMISOM Deputy
Force Commander in charge Operations and Plans speaking
10. Close up shot, AMISOM police officers listening
12. Meds shot, an AMISOM officer at the training
13. Med shot, SNA officers taking notes at the training
14. Close up shot, SNA officers attending the training
15. Close shot, an SNA officer taking notes
16. Close up shot, an AMISOM police officer from Sierra Leone listening
17. Med shot, AMISOM police and military officers from Uganda listening at the
training
18. SOUNDBITE: (English) Maj. Gen. Nakibus Lakara, AMISOM Deputy Force
Commander in charge Operations and Plans
“Project planning is a skill that you can you use even after service. Because that is a
tool that you can now use to initiate a project, a project starts from identification;
but identification based on needs. After you have identified then you must start the
planning cycle.”

19. Wide shot, Col. Francis Kangwanda, the AMISOM Chief CIMIC officer speaking at
the training
20. Med shot, officers listening
21. Close up shot, an officer listening
22. Med shot, SNA officers listening
23. Wide shot, Col. Francis Kangwanda, the AMISOM Chief CIMIC officer
24. Med shot, AMISOM officers from Kenya and Burundi listening
25. Close up shot, an AMISOM officer from Burundi listening
26. SOUNDBITE: (English) Col. Francis Kangwanda, AMISOM Chief CIMIC officer
“CIMIC activities help in shaping the operational environment to the mutual benefit
of both the military and civilian actors and therefore it allows a commander to
achieve more effectively.”

27. Med shot, an AMISOM officer receiving a certificate from Maj. Gen. Nakibus
Lakara, AMISOM Deputy Force Commander in charge Operations and Plans
28. Wide shot, an AMISOM officer receiving a certificate from Maj. Gen. Nakibus
Lakara
29. Close up shot, certificate
30. Wide shot, an AMISOM officer salutes Maj. Gen. Nakibus Lakara after receiving a
certificate
31. Wide shot, AMISOM officers standing outside of the training hall after the
training
32. SOUNDBITE: (English) Major Justus Cheboi, the battalion Commander of
AMISOM Sector 6 in Kismayo
“We have been able to understand how we can go about our roles as CIMIC officers
when we go back to the sectors or our Forward Operating Bases (FOBs), how we
should be able to engage with the local community in order to understand their
needs and how to relate with them so that we can be able to address their various
needs in the society.”

AMISOM, SNA get training on delivering quick impact projects to Somalia


communities

Mogadishu, 13 September 2019 --In areas liberated from terrorists and militants,
the immediate pressing needs of the local population must be addressed through
quick impact projects in order to build public trust and win hearts and minds.

This was said during the training of Civil-Military Coordination (CIMIC) officers of the
African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and Somali National Army (SNA)
recently held in Mogadishu. CIMIC officers directly engage with communities and
help to win the hearts and minds of the communities they work with.
The joint training, supported by the UK Mission Support Team (UKMST) and the
European Union (EU), was attended by 20 officers from AMISOM, SNA and the
Danab Special Forces Unit who were drilled in civil-military coordination and
defector rehabilitation awareness.

AMISOM and SNA continue to work jointly to stabilise Somalia and implement quick
impact projects in areas liberated from Al-Shabaab. Some of the projects undertaken
include rehabilitation of roads and schools, construction of boreholes and safe water
points, provision of medical supplies and sports facilities. Through the
implementation of these projects, AMISOM and SNA are able to address some of the
immediate needs of the population and in the process build public trust and
confidence.

AMISOM Deputy Force Commander in charge of Operations and Plans, Maj Gen.
Nakibus Lakara, called on the CIMIC officers to work closely with the communities in
the liberated areas if they are to develop trust and a good working relationship with
the people they protect.

“You must focus on creating harmony with the local population and observe
International Humanitarian Law and respect human rights if you are to win the
hearts and minds of the people,” Maj Gen. Lakara told the CIMIC officers.

AMISOM Chief CIMIC Officer, Col. Francis Kangwanda said, “CIMIC activities help in
shaping the operational environment to the mutual benefit of both the military and
civilian actors and therefore allows a (military) commander to achieve more.”

During the same event, 38 AMISOM police and military officers also completed a
one-day training in project planning and stakeholder management. While closing the
project planning training, Maj. Gen. Lakara told the officers that they had acquired
lifelong skills which they could apply even after retiring from military service.

“That is a tool you can now use to initiate a project, a project starts from
identification; but identification that is based on needs,” said Maj. Gen. Lakara.

The participants said the training had enhanced understanding of their roles as
CIMIC officers, the handling of defectors as well as engaging with communities to
identify needs.

Major Justus Cheboi, an AMISOM battalion commander said, “When we return to


the sectors or our forward operating bases, we should be able to engage with the
local communities, to better understand their needs and how to relate with them.”
ENDS