2021 Capacity Building Assistance to the Kingdom of Cambodia: PKO (Civil Engineering)

Program Outline

Period February 1 – 5, 2021
Location Kyoto (Japan) and Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Recipient 5 road surveying instructors, Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF)
Delegation 2 officers from Indo-Pacific Regional Policy Division, MOD,5 JGSDF personnel

 In 2012, JMOD/JSDF commenced its provision of capacity building assistance to Cambodian Military Engineers in support of their contribution to UN PKO (Civil Engineering). In 2017, JMOD commenced phased ‘train-the trainer’ educational programs on road surveying techniques in order to develop a pool of RCAF instructors. A total of five candidate surveying instructor officers at the National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces, Mines and ERW Clearance (NPMEC) participated in this online iteration of JMOD’s phased project.

 During this online iteration, JMOD bridged Kyoto and Phnom Penh using online conference systems. JGSDF instructors provided lectures, drawing practice and examinations on surveying techniques, etc. to develop participants’ instruction skills. We wish for the participants’ further success in performing PKO and training new RCAF road surveyors.

Lecture on Road Structures
Lecture on Calculations
Program Site in Cambodia
Calculation Training
Lecture with a Terrain Model
Meeting between an Instructor and Interpreters
Post-course Competency Test
Closing Ceremony