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.


Pictures from the opening ceremony of Viking 18 at site Enköping. Speakers were General Dennis Gyllensporre, Admiral Kevin D. Scott and FBA's Markus Derblom.

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.


Pictures from HRH Crown Princess Victoria's visit to site Enköping. 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.

To the Swedish Armed Forces reports from Viking 18


Training for women peacebuilders in Colombia

Colombia has elected a new president. It remains to be seen how this will affect the ongoing peace process. FBA’s support for a peaceful development in the country continues nevertheless. During summer, FBA arranged a training on security, dialogue and mediation for women’s organizations in Colombia.

2018-08-20 14:38

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Una perspectiva de género en la construcción de la paz

This training manual has been developed to provide an introduction in Spanish to the policy framework on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) and its follow-up resolutions on women, peace and security.

Gabriela Elroy



  • Posted by Carl Fredrik Birkoff

    Cross-border cooperation between Ethiopia and Kenya for conflict prevention and peacebuilding

    Within the framework of the strategy for Sweden’s regional development cooperation with sub-Saharan Africa 2016-2021 FBA is expected to contribute to increased regional integration and strengthened capacity to address cross-border challenges and opportunities at regional levels. This assignment is very much in line with the innovative, comprehensive and integrated cross-border programme between Ethiopia and Kenya initiated by the Ethiopian and Kenyan governments, in partnership with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the United Nations.

    During the ... Read entire post »

    2018-08-16 15:20
  • Posted by Ben Rhee

    Action for Peacekeeping: What role for the Challenges Forum?

    On March 28 this year, UN Secretary-General António Guterres announced the UN’s Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) agenda. At the heart of the initiative lies an urgent call to mobilise support for peace operations, which are increasingly faced with a wide-array of complex challenges.

    Operating in some of the most difficult environments and intractable conflicts on the planet, UN and multilateral peace operations today are dealing with a host of issues and unrealistic expectations by the international community ... Read entire post »

    2018-07-11 10:11
  • Posted by Andreas Berg

    When keeping the peace means keeping your distance

    Summertime in Tbilisi has arrived, carried in on the back of dramatic thunderstorms sweeping in from the Black Sea, pouring down enough rain to transform the steep streets of the old town into short-lived rivers, and leaving daily temperatures slightly higher after every visit. Soon even such weather-driven drama will dissipate however, settling into a steady 35 degree heat during July and August, predictable enough to allow for the planning of cooling hikes in the Caucasus ... Read entire post »

    2018-06-27 14:10

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