Rwanda Defence Force Command and Staff College (RDFCSC), in collaboration with the University of Rwanda (UR), has started a three-day National Security Symposium under the theme: “Contemporary Security Challenges: The African Perspective”. The primary aim of the symposium is to deliberate on matters of national, regional and continental security with a view to developing practical solutions.
The conference was officially opened on 14 May 2018 by Hon Minister of Defence, Gen James Kabarebe, the Guest of Honor in the opening ceremony,who reiterated that this symposium is an opportunity for college students and other participants to engage in discussions about the real-life security challenges that affect military profession. “By the end of this Symposium, you will have not only gained the requisite knowledge and skills, but you will have also sharpened your awareness and readiness in your quest for better performance on the field, with clarity and understanding of the geo-political nature of contemporary regional and African security challenges”.
During the symposium, students of Senior Command and Staff Course (SCSC) intake 6, the beneficiaries of this gathering, will have an opportunity to interact with high level policy makers, security practitioners, subject matter experts and scholars of security studies in interactive discussions on security challenges in Africa.
The SCSC intake 06 is composed of 45 Senior Officers (Major to Lt Colonel) students from Czech Republic, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.