Musanze, 16 May 2018
The three-day National Security Symposium 2018 jointly organized by Rwanda Defence Force Command and Staff College (RDFCSC) and the University of Rwanda (UR) was officially closed today in Musanze District. The NSS was held under the theme: "Contemporary Security Challenges: The African Perspective”.
While officiating at the closing ceremony, the Rwandan Minister of Defence Hon Gen James Kabarebe thanked all participants and particularly speakers and moderators for the invaluable contribution and fruitful discussions.
“We have spent 3 useful days having inspiring and informative discussions all made to mentor and empower our students. The students you spoke to are drawn from many countries … so you spoke to almost the whole of Africa. Together with these students, we have all gained and learnt so much that will help us to confront the many security challenges ahead”, Minister Kabarebe noted.
During the symposium, students of Senior Command and Staff Course (SCSC) Intake 06 as the primary beneficiaries of this gathering, had 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.
Maj David Korsah, an officer-student from Ghana Armed Forces pointed out at the end of the symposium that “The symposium was very educative and very informative. It has reinforced my belief that Yes we can do as Africans, we can make Africa walk and stop depending on the outside”
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.