Commanders of the Senior Command and Staff Colleges from around the region are meeting in Rwanda Defence Forces Command and Staff College to harmonize training management in the regional senior military colleges. The meeting that runs from 8 to 10 September 2014 brought together commandants from the five partner states of the East African Community (EAC). The envisaged harmonisation of the curriculum is under the EAC defence cooperation, which derives its mandate from article 125 of the Treaty establishing the regional bloc.
Other participants in the meeting include Defence Liaison Officers that represent the five partner states at the EAC Secretariat in Arusha Tanzania. The meeting aims at discussing ways of harmonising the curricula of the regional senior command and staff colleges across the region. Recommendations from the meeting will be submitted to the senior leadership in order to inform strategic decisions in military training and enhanced defence cooperation.