The GCSP is proud to welcome 34 Defence Officials representing 28 nations this week for the 13th edition of the Orientation Course for Defence Attachés and Senior Officials in Geneva.
Participants will discuss how to help create a secure, stable and prosperous international and regional environment, by building and maintaining trust between friendly armed forces and countries. This edition of the course focuses specifically on achieving an impact in complex environments, sharing best practices for dealing with rapid changes and for working with other national and international actors. These sessions will be balanced with discussions on participants’ daily challenges and relevant experiences, in order to share lessons learned. Participants will visit a training camp of an artillery unit here in Switzerland as part of the course activities.
The GCSP delivers similar courses around the world every year, through their Defence and Diplomacy thematic cluster. Topics are tailored for regional interests in the Western Balkans, West Africa including the Maghreb, East Africa, the Middle East, and now a new course recently launched for South and South-East Asia. Courses are held in French or English, and dev eloped through close collaboration between the GCSP and our international and local partner organisations, as well as the local attaché community.