The International Section, along with Cranfield University recently completed delivery of a two week course in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago from 20-31 June 19.
The Managing Defence in the Wider Security Context course was attended by 29 delegates (a quarter of whom were women) from across the Caribbean, who represented a broad spectrum of government ministries and defence agencies. The overarching themes of the course were policy and strategy development, the concepts of governance, the rule of law, transparency and management of the security sector.
In addition, the following issues were discussed in detail: the Venezuelan migrant crisis, regional resilience regarding extreme weather events, trans-national crime, the challenges facing small island states in managing a defence economy and the concept of defence management. The course was well received by the delegates and received an overall student score of 4.3 out of 5.