Uganda, France, UN sign agreement to support peace academy

Adonia Ayebare, Uganda's permanent representative at the UN./The Insider

Uganda, France and the United Nations (UN) on Tuesday signed an agreement to support the UN Academy for Peace Operations, a senior official has said.

Adonia Ayebare, Uganda’s permanent representative at the UN tweeted that the academy, based at Entebbe, 40 km south of the Ugandan capital Kampala, would be used to train UN peacekeepers to use unmanned aerial systems for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance in UN peace keeping operations missions.

The training will be supported by the Ugandan military and the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority, the country’s air transport regulator.

“We look to further cooperation with the UN Under-Secretary-General for Operational Support and French government on the use of digital technology in peace keeping operations,” Ayebare said.