GAF holds US-Africom Seminar 2019

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) in collaboration with the Defense Information School (DIS) of the United States-African Command (US-AFRICOM) have held a 3-day Communication Seminar dubbed “African Endeavour” from Tuesday 13 to Thursday 15 August 2019 at the Conference room of the Garrison Methodist Presbyterian Church (GMPC) in Burma Camp.

The seminar sought to improve upon the communication skills of personnel from the Directorate of Public Relations (DPR) of GAF.

In all, 25 participants were drawn from the Directorate to undertake courses in Basic Camera Operations, Storytelling, interviewing and video foundation which included video editing and caption writing.

Sharing their experiences, the participants said the seminar has exposed them to the importance of storytelling, knowledge on how to perform some Basic Camera Operations and how to make stories self-explanatory in a pictorial form. .

The Director General, Department of Communication Information System (DCIS), Brig Gen M Essien, in a brief remark, expressed his profound gratitude to the US-AFRICOM for the knowledge impacted into the participants. He presented an artifact to the instructors to strengthen the existing military relations between GAF and US-AFRICOM.

The Defense Information School also presented a plague to the Director of the Directorate of Public Relations, Col Eric Aggrey Quashie in a form of appreciation for his support during the seminar.

Certificates were also awarded to participants upon a successful completion of the AFRICOM Seminar 2019.

Facilitators of the seminar included, Staff Sergeant (S/Sgt) Vessica Malvarose, US Army, Technical Sergeant, (T/Sgt) Joseph Carpenter, and Technical Sergeant (T/Sgt) Cory O’Dell all from the US Airforce and Ms. Becky Farmer, US-AFRICOM

African Endeavour is an annual senior leader and communications symposium designed to encourage interoperability and advanced National Cyber Strategy across African Partner Nations.