The Triangular Partnership Project (TPP), an initiative of the Department of Field Support is entering a new phase.
Following the encouragement by the Special Committee on peacekeeping Operations (C34) and the “Declaration of Shared Commitments on UN Peacekeeping Operations” endorsed by 150 countries this year, the Project will expand to the ASEAN region bringing together supporting Member States and interested Troop-Contributing Countries to strengthen peacekeeping. It will launch a six-week pilot training in Heavy Engineering Equipment operation in Vietnam on 5 November 2018, in which up to 16 trainees from ASEAN-region countries, Bhutan, Fiji, Nepal and Timor-Leste will be trained with support from 20 Japanese instructors.
As part of the expansion, the Project has already conducted heavy engineering training in French language this year which will be followed by mobile engineering training in French next year. Further, training in critical ‘front-end’ Medical requirements such as Field Medic skills and Advance Trauma Life Support (ATLS) will also commence in 2019 in East Africa.
A direct outcome of the first-ever 2014 UN Peacekeeping Summit, the Triangular Partnership Project was launched within a few months of its announcement to enhance the preparedness and effectiveness of peacekeeping missions. Supported by Member States, 310 trainees from 13 Troop-Contributing Countries have been trained so far under the Project. Many of the trainees have already deployed to peacekeeping missions where they fill critical gaps in enabling capabilities and support mandate implementation. Most of the Training of Trainers’ graduates are also already imparting training in their home countries.