UN tweeted that this peace academy, based at Entebbe, would be used to train UN peacekeepers to use unmanned aerial systems for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance in UN peacekeeping operations missions.
Kampala: Uganda, France, and the United Nations (UN) signed an agreement to support the UN Peace Academy 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 peacekeeping operations missions.
Today Uganda, France and the United Nations signed an agreement to support the UN Academy for Peace operations based at the Entebbe. The training will involve the use of Unmanned Aerial Aerial systems(UAS) for intelligence, Surveillance and reconnaissance in UN pic.twitter.com/FevRJ07Dnb
— Adonia Ayebare (@adoniaayebare) September 14, 2021
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 the French government on the use of digital technology in peace keeping operations,” Ayebare said.