n Conflict Trends - Exercise Zenith

Volume 2000, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


During October, ACCORD was invited to participate in Exercise Zenith, a highly complex emergency exercise undertaken by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). Through its Peacekeeping Programme, ACCORD coordinated the participation of numerous civil society organisations, including UNICEF, Save the Children, All Africa Women for Peace, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Ceasefire Campaign and the Institute for Global Dialogue. Civilian participants were trained to realise that they cannot plan their activities without taking into account humanitarian factors and other organisations working in the field. The participants attended various planning sessions facilitated by military commanders.

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