ABOUT IPSTC

The Peace Support Training Centre (PSTC) was established in January 2001 as part of the Kenyan Defence Staff College. It initially focused at training of Kenyan forces for UN peace keeping missions and later African Union Peace Support Operations. PSTC became a separate Kenyan MOSD establishment in July 2006 and in 2008, initial efforts towards “internationalization” were made. In 2009, PSTC Karen merged with International Mine Action Training Centre (IMATC) to form one centre, International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC). The former PSTC was renamed to Peace and Conflict Studies School (PCSS) and IMATC renamed to Humanitarian Peace Support School (HPSS). In 2011, IPSTC achieved autonomy through formal partnership arrangements with USA, UK, Canada, Japan, Kenya, Germany and UNDP.

Our Vision

To establish IPSTC as the premier Peace Support Training, Research and Education Centre in Africa.

Our Mission

To conduct training, education and research, informing military, police and civilian personnel in all aspects of peace support operations in order to improve the effectiveness of the response to complex emergencies.

Our Core Values

Excellence, Professionalism, Trust, Integrity, Accountability and Gender Equality.

Goals
  • Ownership of a comprehensive programme of training and education addressing conflict in Eastern Africa (Programme Strategy).
  • Establishment of IPSTC as a leading research, training and education Centre in the African Peace and Security Architecture (Network Strategy).
  • To have the ability to provide intellectual inputs in to the African Peace and Security Architecture (Research Strategy).
  • To have an integrated internal management and support system (Internal Resource Management Strategy).
  • To become autonomous (Governance Strategy).
Objectives
  • To provide strategic and operational level decision-making and leadership training to enhance planning and management of multidimensional peace operations.
  • To support the development of African peace operations capacity focusing on the African Standby Force (ASF) and targeting the Eastern Africa Standby Force Secretariat (EASFSEC).
  • To contribute to the development of an emerging Eastern Africa Peace and Security Architecture. To provide a repository of data across the entire spectrum of peace operations.
  • To provide mission focused pre-deployment training at both tactical and operational levels.
  • To provide peace operations training and advice to all Kenya Defence Forces, Police and civilian establishments.

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  • COMMISSIONING OF THE NEWLY BUILT PCSS KITCHEN

    COMMISSIONING OF THE NEWLY BUILT PCSS KITCHEN

    On Monday, 9 May, the ACDF OPD&T Maj General P K Muteti, officially commissioned the new PCSS kitchen. The project which is in line with the institution’s strategic plan 2020-2023 will ensure the seamless delivery and sustainability of catering services

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  • ASSESSMENT OF C-IED WING BY THE UN MINE ACTION SERVICES

    ASSESSMENT OF C-IED WING BY THE UN MINE ACTION SERVICES

    Mr. Richard Boulter, United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) Chief of Strategy, Planning, and Operational support was hosted by Brigadier Joyce Sitienei director of IPSTC at the Humanitarian Peace Support School (HPSS). The aim of the visit was to assess

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  • VISIT BY SWISS DELEGATION TO IPSTC

    VISIT BY SWISS DELEGATION TO IPSTC

    Brigadier Joyce Sitienei, Director IPSTC hosted a Swiss delegation led by Col Markus Schefer, Chief Regional Military Cooperation at Karen. The aim of the two-day visit is to familiarize themselves with the institution and to explore possible areas of partnership.

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