SSAFE training held in Abyei
A total of 24 participants completed the three-day Safe and Secure Approaches in Field Environments (SSAFE) Training conducted in Abyei from 09 to 12 September 2018.
Eight standard training modules were covered during the first two days; namely, United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS); History, Background and Culture; Radio Communications; Personal Security; Weapons Awareness; Travel, Convoy and Vehicle Security; Hostage Survival and Incident Management and Basic Life Support.
The training also comprised practical exercise involving Illegal Checkpoint, ERW/Landmine, Car Jacking and abduction with each group going through all the three scenarios. The level of participation from the trainees and the role players was very high which resulted in some very important practical lessons being highlighted that all UN personnel need to keep in mind while operating in field environment.
The training participants included staff from UNISFA Civilians, Staff Officers and UNPOL as well as UN Agencies Funds and Programmes and international contractors. UNISFA national staff also participated in the SSAFE training.