UN Women has been working with key academies to develop WPS training modules to be incorporated in the military and police academies. UN Women is advocating for these specifically developed WPS modules to be incorporated within the national existing circular as a sustainability measure and to reduce the potential loss of knowledge associate with personnel rotation (as all new recruits would undergo the WPS training). Within this strategy, the responsibility would be under the respective sectors, Police and Defence, and not MGCAS to adopt and ensure the consistent conduct of the training recruits. MGCAS, as also reflected in the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, is expected to monitor the implementation of the of the WPS interventions, including trainings. This monitoring activity is also reflected in the UN Women and MGCAS annual work plan for 2021. However, given the rapidly changing context—the rapidly unfolding conflict in Northern Mozambique and the rapidly increasing militarized response—UN Women has been facing greater resistance in the incorporation and prioritization of WPS agenda in the security and defence sector.
In regard to the additional training to district and provincial government institutions, this activity was planned to be implemented in 2019 and 2020. The respective funds allocated to this activity have already been exhausted. However, a WPS training is being specifically developed for women and women´s organizations, UN Women management team will analysis the possibility of opening an exception and inviting district government personnel to participate in the virtual component of the training.