THE UNITED NATIONS DISASTER ASSESSMENT AND COORDINATION (UNDAC) INDUCTION TRAINING COURSE

The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC)induction training course was officially opened today 19th September 2021 at HPSS Embakasi.

The course aims at developing the skills required of UNDAC members in emergency response missions around the world. It consists of 34 participants and 11 facilitators drawn from 25 different Nationalities. The two weeks long course will culminate with a simulation exercise within the Amani PSO Village.

The ceremony officiated by the head of the , United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Regional Office For Southern And East Africa (ROSEA), Ms. Gemma Connell. Also in attendance was Director IPSTC Brig. Sitienei, Commandant HPSS Col Nadio, Chief OCHA Response Support Branch (RSB), Ms. Edem Wosornu.

 

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TRIANGULAR PARTNERSHIP PROJECT HEAVY ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT TRAINING OF TRAINER AND INTERMEDIATE COURSE

The official opening ceremony of the Triangular Partnership Project Heavy engineering Equipment Train the Trainer and Intermediate Courses were officially opened today at HPSS Embakasi. The Courses have a total of 34 participants drawn from Ghana, Kenya, Uganda and Sierra Leone .This is the 17th Course to be run at HPSS under the TPP since its inception in 2015. The Humanitarian Peace Support School (HPSS) has trained 80 per cent of all TPP participants. The ceremony was graced by Director IPSTC Brig Sitienei, The GOC Border Security Command Maj Gen Radina and the Guest of Honor was the Director General United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON) H.E Zainab Hawa Bangura who officially opened the Course.

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THE INAUGURAL UNITED NATIONS MILITARY PEACEKEEPING-INTELLIGENCE (MPKI) TRAINING OF TRAINERS (TOT) COURSE

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The Kingdom of the Netherlands Defence Attaché to the Republic of Kenya, Lieutenant Colonel Nils Rienks, was guest of honour for the opening of the inaugural United Nations Military Peacekeeping-Intelligence (MPKI) Training of Trainers (ToT) Course.

The course was formally opened by Colonel G G Ohndyl, Colonel Plans and Programmes, on behalf of Director IPSTC.  The course is sponsored by the Kingdom of the Netherlands who also sent two officers to Nairobi in order to facilitate the course. 

The MPKI Course is a UN accredited course which prepares military personnel to work in UN intelligence (U2) appointments on Peace Support Operations (PSOs).  It is based on the UN Military Peacekeeping-Intelligence Handbook officially released by the UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations on 22 April 2019.  The course covers UN Military Peacekeeping-Intelligence structures, roles and responsibilities, the intelligence cycle, Information Acquisition Plans, Request for Information (RFI) Management, human terrain analysis and the intelligence estimate. 

IPSTC is honoured to deliver this MPKI course in partnership with the Kingdom of the Netherlands.  There will be 8 courses run over the next 4 years training personnel from throughout Africa and the world to fulfil PSO intelligence appointments, as well as train their own personnel in this important capability. 

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