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UNAMID POLICE COMPONENT HOLDS

ANNUAL REVIEW

GERMAN DELEGATION Pays courtesy calls on police leadership unamid-pol-pio@un.org

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PLANNING & BUDGET DEPARTMENT “Together We Can” UNAMID

AFRICAN UNION - UNITED NATIONS HYBRID OPERATION IN DARFUR

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UNAMID POLICE PUBLIC INFORMATION UNIT WE ARE LOCATED AT UNAMID : Police Public Information Office

Room No : N-20 Super Camp, El-Fasher Email: unamid-pol-pio@un.org Contact no : 0999606333 / 0922410673 /8784/8793/5431/10108859

IN HOUSE EDITORS Nabila YASMEEN Landirani Clara GUNDA

Brima KAMARA (OIC) Emelia VORSAH

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Mohammed AL-SAIRAFI

Ayman TAWFIQ

CONTRIBUTOR Mohammed Shaban

AG. PC SPECIAL ASSISTANT

for reactive slideshow copy & share links http://issuu.com/unamid-police-pio/docs/feb_2013_issuu

FRONT COVER PHOTO UNAMID Police women participate at the march organized by UNAMID to commemorate the International Women’s Day in El Fasher, North Darfur. With the slogan “Together to promote the dignity of Women and Girls”, the event was organized in coordination with UNHCR, UNFPA, UNDP, UNICEF, UNWomen and the Government of Sudan. Photo by Albert González Farran, UNAMID

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Photo by Sojoud Elgarrai - UNAMID

A 20-storey headquarters and conference centre for the African Union in Addis Ababa, inaugurated on 28th January, 2012 China provided funding for the project as part of an ongoing initiative to develop ties with Africa, strengthening the relationship between the two nations.

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POLICE COMMISSIONER’S FOREWORD I advise we must thrive to maintain the highest standard of supervision and discipline among police advisors, build field capacity, inculcate team spirit, enhance our activities in patrols community policing, sensitization, co-locations and resulting in better police mentoring, reduction of crime and belligerency.

UNAMID POLICE COMPONENT HOLDS ANNUAL REVIEW In any organization, performance reviews are one of the most important events in the year. Most organizations use a combination of performance appraisal methods to conduct performance reviews.

GERMAN DELEGATION PAYS COURTESY CALLS ON POLICE LEADERSHIP A delegation of Germany experts from the Division for International cooperation of Federal Police and Task Force International Police Mission, Federal Ministry of Interior visit UNAMID.

VISITS OF INDONESIAN AMBASSADOR TO DARFUR Indonesian ambassador Dr. Sujatmiko paid a visit to UNAMID and met with Dr. Sayed Kalem Imam Acting Police Commissioner, Dr. Mutasem Deputy Police Commissioner Policy and Planning and Mr. Gatete Police Chief of Staff.

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DEPUTY POLICE COMISSIONER POLICY and PLANNING VISITS ABU-SHOUK On 22 February, 2013 teamwork spirit was demonstrated by Deputy Police Commissioner Policy and Planning Dr. Mutasem Almajali when he visited the co-location centre accompanied by the then Acting Sector Commander Madam Juliana Abah.

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POLICE CHIEF OF OPS COMMISSIONS JOINT SECURITY OPERATIONS CENTER IN NYALA UNAMID Police Chief of Operations Dr. Al-Tarawneh in the Company of the UNAMID Director of Mission Support Division Mr. Wolfgang Weiszegger and other UNAMID Senior Management members from the Mission Headquarters paid a working visit to Nyala Sector South.

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PLANNING AND BUDGET DEPARTMENT: “TOGETHER WE CAN”

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PROFILE OF MR. AHMAD MUKARRAM AND ARABIC CORNER

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EDITORIAL BOARD

DR. SYED KALEEM IMAM UNAMID Ag Police Commissioner

DR. MUTASEM ALMAJALI

UNAMID Deputy Police Commissioner for Policy & Planning

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olleague peacekeepers, the Public Information Office (PIO) continues to pursue its objective by bringing to light the activities of the Police senior leadership and our patrol officers in the Sectors and Team Sites. In this edition, we bring you highlights of the Component’s annual retreat held on 5 February 2013 at the ARC Main Conference room. The retreat which was opened by the Acting Police Commissioner Dr. Imam and closed by the Deputy Police Commissioner Policy and Planning Dr. Mutasem Almajali brought together all Principals and Sector Commanders. It was held under the theme of understanding job expectations versus job performance and keeping track of work done. In another engagement, a delegation of German experts from the Division for International Cooperation of the Federal Police and Task Force International Police Mission paid a courtesy call on the Police component with a view to get an insight into the operations of the component. They held fruitful discussions with the Police leadership and joined the Abu Shouk patrol team on a fact finding mission. Earlier in the month, the Indonesian Ambassador to Sudan also paid a courtesy call on Management and expressed his country’s willingness to continue to serve the people of Darfur. This edition also brings you highlights of the Deputy Police Commissioner Policy and Planning Dr. Mutasem Almajali’s interaction with Inductees and stressed that “UNAMID’s Management attaches tribute to discipline, job relevance, competence and distinguished performance.” As a proactive measure, the DPC also visited Abu Shouk Co-Location Centre to monitor the pace of the on-going construction work and used the visit to proffer workable solutions toward its completion and future use. Also in this edition, we report on the operational visit of the Chief of Operation Dr. Mohammed Al Tarawneh to Nyala where he participated in the commissioning of the Joint Security Operations Centre at Otash Team Site. We also glanced at the Planning and Budget Department and a profile of the new Coordinator. Activities of the Police Leadership in the Sectors are also covered in this edition. On behalf of the Police Public Information Office, I wish you all a pleasant reading.

Brima KAMARA

CYPRIAN GATETE UNAMID Police Chief of Staff

Mohammed AL-SAIRAFI

Brima KAMARA Chief PIO

PA JALLOW

Special Assistant to PC

PIO TEAM Nabila YASMEEN

Clara L. GUNDA

JOSEPH ANTWI-ABABIO Best Practices

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Ayman TAWFIQ

Emelia VORSAH


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am pleased that UNAMID Police Component was able to carry out the first ever Annual Review (Retreat) to introspect its Performance. The annual review was conducted in five sectors and operational Team Sites. It was an exercise to be more familiar with our working and appraise our course, challenges, and achievements, weigh our mandated objectives and aspirations. Since the adoption of 1769 and thereof resolutions, the Police component has moved ahead appreciably despite challenges of restrictions, access denial, delay in issuance of visas, logistic and Country Owned Equipment (COE) issues; weather and terrain hazards, on unpredictable security situation and attack on personnel remain potent hurdles to smooth working. In spite of these challenges, there are heartening signs within Darfur and it is not too farfetched to link them to successful UN deployment. The presence of United Nations in Darfur is vital to deter violence and foster a sense of security. Daily patrols, community policing, co-locations and establishment of four GoS training centers are producing pragmatic effects whereas Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) have uplifted the esteem of the UNAMID Police in the general public besides alleviating the miseries of security in Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camps. I advise we must thrive to maintain the highest standard of supervision and discipline among police advisors, build field capacity, inculcate team spirit, enhance our activities in patrols / community policing/ sensitization/co-locations and reduction of crime and belligerency. It is of paramount importance that we effectively liaise with the Sudanese officials in Khartoum; local representatives in towns, IDP camps, movements, sheiks and Umdas to familiarize and seek their situational assessment for better planning and effective remedial measures. I call on all of us to expand the base of community policing/safety committees, play a lead role in the Mission’s Protection of Civilian strategy in towns, IDP camps, conflict zones, contribute to the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) process, humanitarian assistance, gender sensitization, human rights due process and support to rule of law through Team Site deployments, interactions and evaluation. On this day, let me take this opportunity to pay tribute to the fallen heroes who paid the ultimate price with their lives for the noble cause of peace in Darfur.

Dr. Syed Kaleem IMAM

UNAMID Police Commissioner (Ag)

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n any organization, performance reviews are one of the most important events in the year. This is the time when both the employer and the employees are able to review their performances in the past year. Most organizations use a combination of performance appraisal methods to conduct performance reviews. This also works as the motivational tool toward officers with a view to make them effective in an organization. UNAMID Police Senior Management, in keeping with the above, organised a yearly retreat which brought together all the principal offices and Sector Commanders to report on their activities, achievements, setbacks and then chat the way forward. The retreat was held on 5 February 2013 at the new Conference hall at the ARC Compound. Declaring the retreat open, the Acting Police Commissioner Dr. Syed Kaleem Imam said that it was an opportunity to understand job expectations versus job performance, adding that the process of providing feedback on an organization’s progress helps with the growth and success of the organization and that it provides feedback on an employee’s performance in areas of development and the basis for merit increases. “Nothing can do justice to the amount of wisdom and experience that will be drawn from all of you because you are the management philosophers, and guide,” the Acting Police Commissioner added. The UNAMID Police Senior Management Team, Sector Commanders and Police professional heads and representatives from the entire five sectors were present at the annual retreat. All presentations were well laid out, informing the house on the job challenges, achievements and way forward. Each Sector had a list of specific issues meant for discussions thereby using the method to rate their performances. It was followed by comments, questions and answer sessions and then adoption of resolutions. Despite complaints of limited time, i.e. one day not enough, the annual review was a big success. Conducting the closing courtesies later in the day, the Deputy Police Commissioner Policy & Planning Dr. Mutasem Aljadid Almajali expressed satisfaction over the manner in which the presentations and deliberations were conducted. He said the presentations were a boost in the chain of career development and also in terms of progress and job satisfaction. He offered tips on how to save time by documenting each major task done and its value, including anything learned along the way to completion. “Keeping track of the work done will help to outline what has been accomplished; and keeping track of how it was done will help as a reminder of what worked and what didn’t, which can help down the road to avoid an increased heart rate, sweaty palms, and an impending sense of dread of rushing to gather information from the projects completed by the employee throughout the year when it is due for presentation,” he advised. The aim, according to the DPC, is to contribute positively and understanding the Sudanese needs so as to assist the people of Sudan in our quest to achieve our mandated tasks.

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UNAMID Police Senior management during the annual review.

UNAMID Police component holding the annual review.

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VIP VISITS TO UNAMID GERMAN DELEGATION PAYS COURTESY CALLS ON POLICE LEADERSHIP

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delegation of German experts from the Division for International Cooperation from the German Federal Police and Task Force International Police Mission in the Federal Ministry of Interior, led by Madam Astrid Rosbeck, met with UNAMID Senior Management team between 21 and 24 February, 2013 at the Mission Headquarters in ElFasher. The delegation first paid a courtesy call on the Deputy Joint Special Representative Mr. Mohammed Younis, the Force Commander, Head of Political Affairs Section and Head of JMAC/JOC (Civilian). The delegation wanted to get an insight on the operations of the Police Component in Darfur. When they met with the Acting Police Commissioner Dr. Syed Kaleem Imam, he briefed them on the achievements and challenges of the UNAMID Police Component. He also discussed the absence of programmatic funding and donor support, lack of trainers with specialized skills like forensics, among other things. He further briefed them on the existing cooperation between UNAMID Police and the Government of Sudan Police. He emphasized the importance of the German Police participation

in UNAMID and encouraged them to increase their personnel including female Police Advisors. The Delegation also paid a courtesy call on the Deputy Police Commissioner Policy and Planning Dr. Mutasem Aljadid Almajali, the Police Chief of Operations Dr. Mohamed Tarawneh and the Acting Police Chief of Staff. Dr. Mutasem gave the current status of steps taken to develop the capacity of Government of Sudan (GoS) and Movements Police, proactive confidence building patrols, Sexual and Gender Based trainings, the layers of training (Induction, In-Service) for Police Advisors, among others. The Police Chief of Operations and Acting Police Chief of Staff also briefed the delegation on the operational preparedness and capabilities of the Formed Police Units (FPUs) and logistics, general operational activities, new configurations, deployment status and other activities. The delegation wrapped up its visit by joining the Abu Shouk patrol team on Saturday 25 February 2013 with a view to get first hand knowledge of what happens on the ground. BY Mohammed AL-SAIRAFI

The German delegation in a group photo in the office of Dr. Mutasem the UNAMID DPC P&P.

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The German delegation receives a UNAMID Police Shield from Dr. Syed Kaleem Imam the Acting Police Commissioner.

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Dr. Mutasem the UNAMID Deputy Police Commissioner receives an Indonesian police shield from the Indonesian Ambassador.

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ndonesian Ambassador Dr. Sujatmiko paid a courtesy call on the Ag Police Commissioner in his office on 3 February, 2013. In attendance were the Deputy Police Commissioner Policy and Planning Dr. Mutasem Almajali and Police Chief of Staff Mr. Cyprian Gatete. The Indonesian Ambassador, speaking on the purpose of his visit to UNAMID, said that the Indonesian Government was interested in sending one more Formed Police Unit (FPU) to UNAMID, to continue in their service of the people of Darfur and added that Indonesia wants more representation in the United Nations. He also expressed interest in improving the means of food supply for the Indonesian FPU. Acting Police Commissioner in response said that the Police component earlier had 19 FPUs but that the Review of Uniformed Personnel (RUP)

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recommended for it to be reduced to 17. Stressing that if the Indonesian government is interested in increasing its FPU presence on the ground, it would have to initiate the due process by writing letters and following the procedures. DPC P&P Dr. Mutasem also actively participated in the discussions and spoke about the importance of female participation in UNAMID. Chief of Staff Mr. Cyprian Gatete

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also briefed him about UNAMID’s policy in relation to gender balance. He also highlighted the policy of UNAMID related to female participation in decision making. UNAMID Police Extension policy also formed part of the discussions. In closing, Dr. Imam presented the UNAMID Police Chronicle to the Indonesian Ambassador and kindly suggested him to contribute an article based on his visit to Darfur.

Indonesian Ambassador in the meeting with UNAMID Police seniors.

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One of the inductees giving an overview of the induction course.

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he UNAMID Deputy Police Commissioner Policy & Planning (DPC P&P), Dr. Mutasem Almajali, on 13 February 2013, demonstrated what experts refer to as a distinguished leader whose desire to fulfill his vision does not only come from his intellectual property but also the passion to do so. Dr. Mutasem doubled as the Acting Police Commissioner (Ag PC) on the said date when he met Police inductees at Main Head Quarters (MHQ), El-Fasher. The fact is that he was too busy to meet the inductees on that date as he was engaged in an equally important issue in Khartoum during the period, coupled with other challenges. But the able man proved us all wrong to still make time with the inductees. The inductees were made up of Jordanians, Tajikistan, Pakistanis. Yemenis and Turkish. According to Sarah Kabaso, Officer in Charge of In-Service Training and her entire team, Dr. Mutasem’s attribute is what is described as a leader who lives by example. “He has demonstrated that he is a leader who is in control of affairs, travels the extra mile, and directs our paths for us to emulate,” Sarah Kabaso stated. This means that he is obviously committed to setting the pace for all who have the opportunity to come into contact with him in achieving a goal. During the interaction Dr. Mutasem discussed issues relating to Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) implementation, personnel deployment, CTO/Annual leave, rotation regarding the Review of Uniformed Personnel (RUP) and MSA/MORSS compliant accommodation, extension of TOD and reasons behind it, professionalism,

integrity, health, security, and respect for diversity, among others, which he took his time to further explain in detail. “Who is responsible for your personal health and security?” he posed this question. “We,” the inductees answered. “The UNAMID Police Senior management attaches tribute to discipline, job relevance, competence, and distinguished performance,” he reiterated. “The Police Command will only intervene on issues that affect the performance of an Individual Police Officer (IPO) regarding the Police mandate and all other issues should be directed to Contingent Commanders and Officers in Charge (OICs) to address as in the Standard Operating Procedures,” the Deputy Police Commissioner further counseled. He entreated all to wear the African Union badge on the right arm and put on the UN cap/beret at all times when in uniform. This, he further stated, reflects the actual character of UNAMID Police, since this mission is a joint AU/UN mission. “Some of you have been to

other missions but this mission is different. Face it as an adventure and live it in reality,” he advised. The DPC P&P challenged all not only to have dreams, but learn to develop and enhance personal capabilities, and persevere in order to achieve such dreams. He further entreated Police Advisors to attach relevance to courses they pursue including on-line courses, which goes a long way not only to enhance knowledge base but also daily lives even in times of emergencies. He was optimistic that UNAMID Police is moving in the right direction in the pursuit of its Mandate and urged all concerned to come aboard the vessel in the quest to resolve lasting peace to the people of this mission area, especially the vulnerable.

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A group photo of the inductees with Deputy police commissioner P&P and the facilitaters

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n 22 February 2013, team work spirit was demonstrated by the Deputy Police Commissioner Policy & Planning Dr. Mutasem Almajali when he visited the Abu Shouk Collocation Centre accompanied by the then Acting Sector Commander Madam Juliana Abah. The Deputy Police Commissioner said he is keen to see the success of this project with frequent visits and monitoring of the Centre. He acknowledged that the project was and still is very important to both UNMAID and the locals. The team was briefed on the quantitative and qualitative result that are to be achieved. The Acting Sector Commander Madam Juliana Abah stated that the project was at its finishing stage . Deputy Police Commissioner observed that there was progress on the centre and informed the Acting Sector Commander Madam Juliana Abah that he supported the idea of the Officer-inCharge Gender Madam Fenella Khella to partition the rooms meant for women so as to create a conducive environment for counseling. He further said the construction of the

Collocation Centre stands out as a model for other Team Sites. This, he added, will contribute to efforts at protecting and promoting human rights with particular attention to vulnerable groups. The team also met with the UNAMID engineer at the site, Mr. Ram Singh, who briefed on the operational activities and the way forward. Madam Juliana Abah stressed that the engineers should double their efforts by assisting in the finishing of the project on time and requested them to construct a good road leading to the Teams Site, noting that during rainy season the roads pose problems to access. The UNAMID engineer promised to assist and advised them on what to do so that he can come up with a perfect job. After visiting the Centre, Deputy Police Commissioner Policy & Planning expressed his satisfaction especially with the innovative ideas proposed as part of the new joint activities; and noted the need to implement more projects in the other Team Sites so as to strengthen their impact and explore ways to advance and bring International Policing to the Darfuris. He advised the Team Site Commander on the importance of meeting with the

Government of Sudan (GoS) Police so as to discuss the arrangement and layout of the offices before the final input by the engineers. This, he said, would ensure that the rooms are built adequately for their purpose which will suit the interests of the locals before the centre is commissioned. He urged the staff to continue their commitment to help Darfuris achieve a sustainable peace, adding that “this is the time to build a new future, a common future and a peaceful and prosperous future for all Darfuris.” The Centre will be operational 24/7 in Arabic and English. As to the duties carried out, he added that each office will have officers who are professional and dedicated to duty. This, he said, would intensify command and control measures in a bid to enhance efficiency in the discharge of their duties; and by extension, gain their confidence and that of the local communities. He reaffirmed UNAMID Police’s continued commitment to implement its core mandate. BY Clara L. GUNDA

Dr. Mutasem the Deputy Police Commissioner P&P during his visit to Abu-Shouk Co-location Center.

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NAMID as an institution aims to promote, improve and to sustain quality of life for its dependants including its human resources. The AU/UN mission has a primary responsibility of seeking the welfare of its human resources as one of its core objectives. This welfare makes provision for at least a minimal level of wellbeing and social support for all and sundry. Welfare by nature comes in different forms: recreation, remuneration, health, security, you name them. This is the reason behind the swift responses by management to issues of such nature whenever personnel face such challenges. Security challenges, most especially in recent times, and particularly in Nyala, faced by personnel left much to be desired. Management was quick to develop a strategic plan in addressing the issue. Hence the establishment of the UNAMID/GoS Police Joint Operations Centre at Otash primarily constructed to respond to emergency situations related to the security of UNAMID personnel in the environs. Representing the UNAMID Police Commissioner on 20 February 2013, the UNAMID Police Chief of Operations Brigadier General Dr. Mohammed AlTarawneh in the Company of the UNAMID Director of Mission Support Division, Mr. Wolfgang Weiszegger and other UNAMID Senior Management members from the Mission Headquarters paid a working visit to Nyala, Sector South to officially comission

the Joint Security Operations Centre at Otash. The inaugural ceremony was marked with cutting of tape which was jointly done by the South Darfur GoS Police Commissioner Major General Taha Jalal Eldeen Ali and Mr. Weiszegger. In attendance were Mr. Imtiaz Hussain, the Sector Head of Office, and other UNAMID Senior Management members from MHQ and at the Sector. Major General Eldeen in a brief remark was thankful to UNAMID as well as the international community for supporting the people of Darfur in these trying times. He highlighted the importance of the Centre during emergency situations, and promised to provide competent GoS Police personnel to the Centre to serve the purpose for which it was established. The Director of Mission Support Division Mr. Weiszegger congratulated everyone who contributed in the construction of the Centre. He said he hoped and believed that the Centre will enhance the security of UNAMID staff, equipment and extend its services to the local population. He requested that such projects be replicated in other Sectors and in the interest of the people of Darfur. Brigadier General Dr. Mohammed AlTarawneh earlier on the said date paid a courtesy call on the GoS Police Chief at the South Darfur Police Headquarters, Nyala. The two Police leaders discussed issues of mutual benefit to both parties and assured each other of security support and assistance. As part of the visit and a routine UNAMID

Police Senior Management open door policy, the UNAMID Police Chief during the visit met with Police Advisors and FPU Commanders at the Sector Headquarters and commended them for their dedication and commitment to duty. He pointed out that the strategic objective of UNAMID Police is the Protection of Civilians and Human Rights which is enshrined in the UNAMID Police Mandate, and encouraged Police personnel to be aware of their mandate especially during their interaction with IDPs. The Police Chief of Operations, however, advised Police Advisors to take their personal security seriously and counseled them to locate in MSA/MORSS compliant accommodations for their own sake. The Police Chief of Operations took time to visit Nepal, Bangladesh1 and Pakistan FPU bases in Nyala and interacted with them in order to know their concerns. He congratulated the Bangladesh and Pakistan FPUs who were in the process of rotating and assured their Nepalese counterparts of UNAMID Police Senior Management’s support regarding their operational activities. This, he stated, is aimed to achieve maximum results. The visiting team inspected the newly constructed Level 1 Hospital and interacted with patients in the Pakistani Level 3 Hospital in Super Camp before their departure to El Fasher on 21 February 2013. BY Emelia VORSAH

Dr. Al-Tarawnah the Chief of Operations during his official visit to Nyala

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n 10 February, 2013, Sector Training Unit in collaboration with Sector Community Policing conducted a two-day training workshop for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at Otash Patrol Site, Nyala. The workshop was geared towards equipping the IDPs of Otash Camp with basic knowledge and skills in policing their community. Present during the opening ceremony were the Sheikh of Sheikhs, women,youth leaders, Sheikhs and other IDPs. A total of 40 participants (25 male and 15 female) attended the workshop. In his opening remarks, Officer-in-Charge Mandated Training Mr. Justine A side of the IDPs workshop activity in Nyala Mutale stated that sensitizing IDPs on the concept of community policing is part of UNAMID’s Police mandate and that the need to empower IDPs with knowledge on how to police their community is absolutely necessary. He noted that the strength of Government of Sudan Police in Nyala is so few that they cannot reach everywhere in the community. He assured them that the knowledge acquired during the training would help them report cases within their community to GoS Police. Otash Team leader, Ms. Margaret Marah stated that the Community Policing training was intended to equip the IDPs by increasing their knowledge and skills in protecting their community. She commended the IDPs for their cooperation in the implementation of UNAMID’s mandate and encouraged them to take the training seriously. Topics covered were: Introduction to the UN System, Department for Peace Keeping Operations, Functions of the Police, Introduction to Community Policing, Philosophy and Role of Community Policing, Problem Solving and Community Partnership among others. By Santulal JAISWAR

CLOSING CEREMONY FOR GoS POLICE OFFICERS IN COMMUNITY POLICING AT SECTOR WEST

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he Sector West Government of Sudan (GoS) Liaison Officer Mr. Jumah Altwaijer officially closed a five-day Community Policing course organized by the Sector Training Unit, for 30 GoS Police Officers including seven females at the GoS Training School, West Darfur State, El Geneina on 21 February 2013. Present at the ceremony were representatives from the GoS Police Lt. Ahmed Mohammed Osman, Acting Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Training Mr. Salum Madongo and Acting OIC Crime Prevention Mr. Sufian Alhassan. A group photo at the end of the community Policing The participants were taken through Community Policing related topics course organized by Sector West Training Unit which included Introduction to UN System and DPKO, Role of Community Policing, Rule of Law, UNAMID Mandate, and the Role of Police among others. The Sector West GoS Liaison Officer Mr. Jumah Altwaijerin in his closing address thanked the GoS Police command for releasing personnel to attend the course. He stated that this kind of course would help close the gap of mistrust between the Police and the Community. He finally advised them to use what they have learned to protect the people and the community. By Victor Odjar DAWU

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he Sector West Family and Child Protection Unit in collaboration with Gender Officers from EL Geneina Team Site organized a oneday livelihood activity for the women of Ardamata IDP camp in El Geneina on 16 February 2013. The program started with the recitation from the Holy Quran followed by Secter West Family and Child Protection Team Leader Ms. Christiana Samuels address, welcoming the women for attending this social program and demonstrating how to make cakes. The purpose of this program was to teach the women some of the small businesses which can enable them to obtain income to support their families. The women of Ardamata IDP camp were happy with the ideas from Police Advisors and pleaded for more of these programs.

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UNAMID Police women teaching the Ardamata Women pastry making

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oor sanitation, unsafe water and poor hygiene have many serious repercussions on health. Parents and teachers were advised to educate their pupils on the importance of safe water, sanitation and hygiene. The acting Mandate Implementation Officer in the Sector, Ms. Wissal Aissaoui, on behalf of the Sector Commander, Mr. Michael Nkaka, stressed that UNAMID will spare no efforts in providing help to the people of Darfur. The sensitization programme was organized by UNAMID Police, Zalingei at Aribo Basic Presentation of gifts to the students of Aribo Basic School in Khamsadagaig IDPs camp on 17 Febraury 2013, as an awareness School in Zalingei Team Site By Friday AJAH campaign to reduce the incidence of water and sanitation related sicknesses. Addressing the teachers and pupils of the Aribo Basic School, the Zalingei Team Site Commander, Sham Bhuiyan, stated that “UNAMID’s aim is to save lives and prevent illnesses through awareness”, he said. “ We all know that water is life, but this water can also be the cause of death. Serious sicknesses affecting children are waterborne and sanitation related.” Justifying the need for safe and clean water, Mr. Sham remarked that “These diseases can as well be prevented or reduced with clean water, good sanitation and hygiene.” He commended UNAMID Police in Zalingei for conducting trainings to Community Policing Volunteers and other sensitization programmes in the camp. A Family and Child Protection Officer from Zalingei Team site, Aminata Sesay, gave some tips on how the people could clean up their water before drinking and maintain healthy living. “To go healthy, you should boil and filter the water, wash your hands properly before and after meals and do same when you go to toilets,” she explained. Ms. Sesay advised that the living environment should be kept clean. Welcoming the UNAMID Police team to the School, the Principal, Mr. Adam Haroon Omer, commended UNAMID for the unflinching support rendered to the IDPs and solicited more assistance in the areas of providing portable water, more classrooms and other facilities. The activities were concluded with donations of some exercise books, stationeries and hand bands provided by the UNAMID, Zalingei Police and Communication and Public Information Division (CPID). The programme has similarly been carried out in the Taiba and Salaam IDP camps and the same will be replicated in the remaining two IDP camps of the sector. By Friday AJAH

OPERATIONAL READINESS TRAINING AT SECTOR SOUTH

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n 28 February 2013, the Acting Sector Police Commander, Mr. Edmund Ohene Bosompem, officially declared a threeday Operational Readiness Training closed at Bangladesh FPU grounds, Super Camp, Nyala. Present during the closing ceremony were Sector Operations Officer, Mr. Mohamed Alwan and OIC In-Service Training, Ms. Cynthia Anderson. In his brief address, the Acting FPU Coordinator, Mr. Alimany Conteh, stated that the purpose of the training was to equip the new batch of Bangladesh 1 FPU 5 with the knowledge and skill to effectively carry out its mandated duties. He cautioned them to be very mindful of their A section of Bangaldesh FPU training activities. security in the cause of carrying out their duties. The Acting Sector Police Commander thanked the outgoing Bangladesh 1 FPU Rotation 4 Commanding Officer, MD Morshed Alam and the others for their commitment, professionalism and respect shown to the local population of Nyala during their tour of duty. To the in-coming Bangladesh 1 FPU Rotation 5, he welcomed them to Sector South and commended the facilitators for providing the batch of FPUs with the required knowledge on how to carry out their duties and he reminded them that their main duties are to protect IDPs, escort Police Advisors during their daily activities and give support to humanitarian work. He urged them to be committed to their duty and above all take their security very seriously. Exhibition of physical drills of tactics learned during the three day training marked the end of the ceremony. By Christian Turay

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Photo Gallery

Nepal Medal Parade

Dr. Mutasem the UNAMID DPC P&P during his visit to Abu shouk Collocation Center

The UNAMID DMS & Dr. Al-Trawnah the Chief of Operations during the visit to Nyala

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UNAMID Police Women Network at the Sudanees women art and craft exbition in Supercamp - El Fasher

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Joint UNAMID - UNCT Meeting in El Fasher

Gambian Medal Parade

UNAMID, UNDP and GoS Conference of strengthening the Prison System in Darfur

Sector North Commander attending UNAMID Police Women Network meeting

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PLANNING & BUDGET DEPARTMENT ”TOGETHER WE CAN“

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lanning and Budget Department is one of the Pillars in UNAMID Police Component under the direct supervision of the Deputy Police Commissioner, Policy and Planning. The Department is headed by Planning & Budget Coordinator. That position oversees three Units comprised of Policy Development, Budgeting, and Reporting Units and one Database Cell. Currently, the Department has 11 IPOs deployed as Planning Officers. The Department is responsible for the following below: • Review of UNAMID Police Concept of Operations (CONOPS), • Review of UNAMID Police organogram, • Preparation of work plan, • Review of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), • Data collection plan, • Information checklist, • Compilation of performance report, • Preparation of action plan, • Result based budget preparation, • Deep field deployment, • Pre-deployment plan, • Enhancement, Expansion and Construction of accommodation, and • Deployment distribution and planned Strength of the Police Component. Pursuant to UNAMID Police mandated activities and the Integrated Mission planning process, this office prepares the UNAMID Police work plan as outlined in the Mission approved budget and its framework of reporting regarding how far the Police component has achieved against its benchmarks. The department goes further to justify cause for the accomplishments in the frame of portfolio of evidence. To ensure timely monitoring of budgeted activities, the department collects and consolidates UNAMID Police performance reports from all units under Reform and Restructuring, Training, project donor liaison office (PDLO) and Operations Department, placing emphasis on proper documentation of supporting documents. The department designs various templates to ensure that accurate and necessary information is collected from the field in form of information checklists; data collection plan and performance report templates. The department has the responsibility to monitor the construction and expansion of Police locations such as MSA accommodation and construction of Team Sites according to plan. All

concerns for construction, CTIS, and furniture for the police component are represented in the Mission’s integrated development plan comprising stake holders from civilian, police and military for coordination. The department has the duty to plan for deep field deployment indicating the strength of IPOs at MHQ, Sector HQs and Team Sites after a comprehensive study on the operational needs and hot spot areas that include the FPU locations. Specifically, each unit has its own responsibility but also works together as a team. The Policy Development unit has responsibility of developing policies and guidelines on operational and staff activities for UNAMID Police and Government of Sudan (GoS) / Movement Police. It reviews all current and proposed policies in relation to DPKO guidelines. The Budgeting Unit also serves as focal point for performance reports and portfolio of evidence with other Police units and also setting up a database on actual performance of the result based budget (RBB) outputs. It also conducts training of RBB at the sector levels, UNAMID Police planning assumptions and Police planned outputs. The Database Cell ensures that all documents obtained are documented and filed. It has the responsibility to ensure that planning documents are released to authorized people only. The Reporting Unit among other responsibilities and field visits ensures that all Mission related reports are properly and promptly compiled and submitted within the recommended time frame. It maintains electronic copies of compiled reports and further recommends and monitors the construction, expansion and reconfiguration of Team Sites. During the year 2012, the department accomplished field assessment visits conducted during the expansion of Zamzam Collocation Centre; visitation to Mellit, Malha, Umkadada, Kabkabiya and Sartoni Team Sites that are under Sector North; further field visits were conducted to all the Team Sites under Sector West (Kulbus, Masteri, Mourney, Forabaranga, Habila and Geneina). These visits were fruitful for the UNAMID Police to assess the state of offices and MSA accommodation and also sensitize IPOs regarding compilation of required reporting framework. Other achievements for this Department are drafting and finalizing guidelines for UNAMID Police, such as the deployment and re-deployment guideline, preparation of monthly performance, quarterly, bi-annual and annual reports. Our challenges are equally our strength.

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MEET THE NEW PLANNING & BUDGET COORDINATOR

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r. Ahmad Mukarram joined UNAMID as Planning and Budget Coordinator on 12 January 2013. He has more than 20 years of policing experience both at national and international levels. He has been engaged in strategic planning for police capacity building, supervision of gender crime units and monitoring the implementation of police reforms in Pakistan. Between 2002 and 2012, he participated in various conferences and seminars abroad on police planning and reforms. He was instrumental in drafting the training manuals for peacekeepers under the auspices of UN Training Centre at Brindisi in 2008. He prepared the recruitment policy for the Liberian National Police in UNMIL in 2005 and contributed in the establishment of Kosovo Police Service in UNMIK in 2000. Mr. Mukarram has served as Deputy Inspector General in Islamabad Police in Pakistan. He holds a Master’s degree in Administration. He has literary taste and is fond of reading poetry and prose.

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he Arabic language is spoken by over 200 million people in almost 22 countries. Arabic speakers are mainly concentrated in the Middle East in an area expanding from the Arabian Gulf to the Atlantic Ocean; moreover, there are almost 3 million Arabic speakers living in the United States and Canada. Arabic is the Language of Quran, the Holy Book of Islam, so it is the language number one in almost all Islamic countries. It was adopted by the United Nations as one of its six official languages. The Arabic alphabet has 28 letters and each letter has rules for pronunciation. Almost all letters could be spelled in English; however, there are some letters that only exist in the Arabic language and have very special pronunciation like the KH, GH, and ‘AIN.

NAMES OF PLACES Hotel Fondoq Restaurant Mataam Airport Matar Café Ahwa Street Sharee’ Road Taree’ Church Kenisa Mosque Gamei Bank Bank Down Town Wisst El Balad Bridge Kubri City Medina Village Qarya Monastery Dair

Embassy Police Station Home Market Museum Office Post office School Square Train Station Bus station Bus stop Ticket office University

Siffara Kesm Shorta Bait Souq Mathaf Maktab Busta Madrassa Midaan Mahattit il’atr Mahattat Otobis Maw’af Otobis Maktab El Tazaker Gama’a

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By Ayman TAWFIQ

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AFRICAN UNION HEADQUARTER IN ADDIS ABABA

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