European Union has trained twelve instructors drawn from Somali National Army (SNA) in order to boost the skills of the Somali army. The training was concluded by a closing ceremony at General Daghadaban Training Centre (GDTC) in Mogadishu.
This was the 6th Train-the-Trainers course to be delivered by the European Union Training Mission Somalia (EUTM-S) and is geared at building a squad of SNA instructors who will be able to progressively create a self-sustaining, independent and indigenous training capability in the SNA.
The training which took 14 weeks comprised of leadership, military tactics, crowd control, instructional techniques, and human rights training. EUTM-S was established in 2010 and works in partnership with the SNA and the Ministry of Defense to build the capacity of Somali defense institutions, using a ‘Three Pillar Approach’ of Training, Advising and Mentoring.