From March 4th to 8th, 2019, Dr. Sarah-Myriam Martin-Brûlé of the Department of Politics and International Studies facilitated for the second time a scenario-based training on UN peacekeeping operations in Entebbe, Uganda as part of the Senior Women Talent Pipeline. The SWTP stems from a UN initiative to increase the number of women in senior positions in UN peace operations. The SWTP course has been put together by the UN and the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), a government agency under the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs which focuses on peace, security and development.
The scenario written by Dr. Martin-Brûlé ran twice as part of the Senior Women Talent Pipeline course. A total of approximately sixty women underwent this three-hour long simulation facilitated by Dr. Martin-Brûlé. These women already had significant expertise in missions administration and support, political affairs and mediation, civil affairs, rule of law and security institutions, and/or public information. Should they be deployed, they will be posted in UN peace operations in Africa or in the Middle East and will be called upon to manage large, diverse and multifunctional teams. As a result of her contribution to this training process, Dr. Martin-Brûlé’s research on senior-leadership training, gender and on the success and failure of peacekeeping missions can achieve greater impact on the organizations that may most benefit from her expertise.
Photo credit: United Nations Regional Service Centre, Entebbe