Lt. Gen. Badreldin Elamin Abdelgadir was appointed as the Executive Secretary of the Regional Centre on Small Arms and Light Weapons (RECSA) in June 2018.
Prior to his appointment at RECSA Secretariat, he held several positions in the Sudanese government. In a career of service spanning over 32 years, Lt Gen. Badreldin served as the Head of the Directorate of General Affairs at the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) until his appointment to RECSA. Previously, he also served as Head of the Directorate of Consumer Protection, Environmental and Economic Crimes and the Manager of the criminal evidence.
Lt. Gen. Badreldin has received several awards and medals due to his dedication and expertise in public service including: The Medal of Military Achievement awarded in 2012 & 2010; and the Medal of distinguished long service in Police in 2005 all awarded by the President of the Republic of Sudan.
He also served as a Lecturer at the National University of Rabat and is an active Member of the Arab Society of Forensic Sciences; the Sudan Medical Supplies Corporation; the Sudan Committee of Consumer Affairs and Standards and also served as the focal officer for Ethiopia and Djibouti police.
Lt. Gen. Abdelgadir is a graduate of the Sudan Police College in Khartoum. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Crime Science from the University of Khartoum. He has specialized training in Forensic Science and Maritime Defence, and administration, among other security-related courses.
Col. David Twinomujuni is the Director of Planning and Coordination at the Secretariat. He joined RECSA in September 2022 on secondment from the Government of the Republic of Uganda.
He is a graduate of Air Command and Staff College (AY 12) Maxwell AFB Alabama (USA). He started his military career at the School of Infantry Jinja in 2000 and has risen through the ranks over the years. He has worked at different command levels in UPDF including Commanding the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Air Force component in AMISOM. Col David has also held major command staff assignments at different levels in UPDF AF and EASF.
He holds a Master’s degree in Military Operational Art and Science from Air University (USA) and a Bachelor of Science (Education) Degree from MUK. He has attended specialized trainings namely; Radar Maintenance Diploma (IAI) Israel, International Movement Planning Norwegian Peace Academy, Integrated Mission Planning Course (IPSTC) Kenya and UN Staff Officers Course Swedish Peace Academy.
ACP Damas GATARE is currently the Director of Operations and Programs at the
Regional Centre on Small Arms in the Great Lakes Region, Horn of Africa and
Neighboring States (RECSA) based in Nairobi, Kenya.
He previously served in various capacities back home in Rwanda in both the Rwanda
Patriotic Army/Rwanda Defense Force (RPA/RDF) and later in the Rwanda National
Police (RNP) since 2000, accumulating a wealth of experience of over 35 years.
He attended the Police Senior Command and Staff Course at the National Police
College, Musanze, Rwanda, 2012 – 2013 and holds a Master’s Degree in Peace Studies
and Conflict Transformation from the University of Rwanda.
ACP Damas GATARE participated in the African Union (AU) and United Nations (UN)
Peace Support Operations particularly in the African Union Mission in Sudan, Darfur,
AMIS (2005 – 2007); and in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated
Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) in Bangui, (2018 –
2019) where the Rwanda CIVPOL Contingent and Rwanda Formed Police Unit (FPU)
He has held various key command and leadership posts in the Rwanda National Police (RNP) since 2000 that includes among others, Commissioner for Community Policing, Public Relations and Media; Police Spokesperson, Director of Disaster Management Unit, Deputy Commandant of Police Training School, Gishari; Principal Gishari Integrated Polytechnic College (IPRC); Commander of RNP Reserve Force; and Commandant of Police General Headquarters.
He is married with three children.
Eunice A.J. Dobby CP OGW, HSC, ndc(K) is serving at the Secretariat as the Director of Administration & Finance. She joined the Secretariat in September 2022 on secondment from the Government of Kenya.
Prior to her appointment at the Secretariat, she served in various capacities within the National Police Service, notably; Chief Pilot (Oxford Aviation – USA), Multi-Agency Oversight Team at the Kenya Forest Service and as a Board member of Utumishi Girls Academy.
She holds a Master in International Relations & Diplomacy, a Master in Business Administration (Strategic Management) and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Commerce. Currently, she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Social Transformation on Security and Sustainable Peace. In addition, she attended various specialized leadership courses including; National Security and Strategy Course at the National Defense College, Strategic Leadership Course for Regional Commanders and Flight Instructors Ratings among others.
Maj Gén Louis Marie MWUMVANEZA is the Director of Institutional Development & Capacity Building at the Secretariat. He joined RECSA in 2022 on secondment from the Government of the Republic of Burundi.
Maj. Gen. Mwumvaneza holds a Master degree in Business Administration (Management and Administration option) and Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Science in Management and Administration. He has also undertaken various courses notably; training in planning and management of peacekeeping operations within
the framework of the African Union or the United Nations, Senior crisis management course in critical incident management, organization and management of an electoral process, staff and combined arms command course and management of operations to maintain and restore public order among others.