A 5-day workshop entitled “Integrated National Security Decision-Making in Combating Terrorism and Poaching” has opened in Ebolowa, capital of Cameroon’s South region. It is being conducted by the U.S. Embassy Yaounde Office of Security Cooperation in conjunction with the country’s Ministry of Defense and the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Civil Military Relations and runs from June 17- 21, 2013. The opening ceremony for the workshop kicked off Monday, June 17 at 9:30am, at the Florence Hotel.
The seminar seeks to improve the government’s ability to combat terrorism and poaching by including a range of government institutions in the planning and decision-making process, according to a press release from the US Embassy which CIN procured.
The seminar will demonstrate processes that support “whole-of-government” decisions and will afford participants the opportunity to experience the dynamics of interagency collaboration in a seminar environment.
Forty senior officials from the Ministry of Defense, the General Delegation for National Security, General Delegation for External Research, National Assembly, Security and Defense Committee, Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization, Permanent Secretary National Defense Committee, Ministry of Environment and Protection of Nature, Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife, and the Prime Minister’s Office will participate in the workshop.
The United States Government has sponsored strategy workshops on border security, piracy, and terrorism annually since 2010. However, this is the first time poaching has been a primary theme. More....