DAY 2 at the Rwanda National Security Symposium

DAY 2 of the 2018 National Security Symposium had 3 panel discussions: what role women can play in tackling African conflicts, impact of asymmetric conflicts (unconventional warfare) and cyber security threats.

Speakers included Rwanda ICT minister Jean de Dieu Rurangirwa, military chiefs from Kenya and Zambia, as well as former top General in the Israeli intelligence community. In a particular note, a panel on women and conflict was all female, which prompted speaker Dr Usta Kayitesi to call for men to be featured at next year’s symposium should a similar top come up. “I would like a ‘He for She’ on this panel,” she said.

The Symposium is taking place at the Rwanda Defence Force Command and Staff College in Musanze district, Northern Province. It is attended by student officers currently undergoing their one-year senior command course.

The students come from Ghana, Czech Republic, Rwanda, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal and Zambia.

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