More from Viking 18

On this page we have collected material from the exercise that took place in 16-26 April 2018.

General Anders Brännström, Exercise Director from the Swedish Armed Forces, and the Deputy Exercise Director Markus Derblom from FBA, talk about their roles in Viking 18 and what it means to have a comprehensive approach.

Apart from the role-plays, Viking 18 also offered training in the margins to improve the participant's mutual understanding when difficult challenges need to be solved in peace operations. Here is a crash course about Pecha Kucha by FBA's Philippa Borgh!

Meat a team that has developed a fruitful cooperation on leadership and gender issues. Anu Mundkur from ACFID/ACMC shares the best practices that Jo Adamson from the EU has provided her with.

The Crown Princess was welcomed by General Anders Brännström, director for the military part of the exercise, and Markus Derblom, FBA, director for the civilian part of the exercise.


New holders of the 1325-scholarship for women, peace and security

Three new peacebuilders from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Pales-tine and Afghanistan have been selected as this year’s recipients of the schol-arship in support of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. For the first time, the scholarship, established in the memory of Zaida Catalán, is awarded to women from all three countries where Catalán worked as seconded from FBA.

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