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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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The Child Protection Training of Trainers course started on 16th Aug 21 at the Peace and Conflict Studies School (PCSS). The two-week course, sponsored by the government of Sweden through Save the Children International, is designed for KDF Officers who are preparing for deployment to different peace operations missions in the region. Conduct of this course marks almost two decades of an enduring mutual partnership between IPSTC and Save the Children International on matters of Child Protection capacity building for multidimensional Peace Operations personnel. A total of twenty (20) participants comprising of 4 female and 16 male officers are taking part.

The course was officially opened by the Director IPSTC, Brig Joyce C Sitienei MBS ‘ndc’ (K) flanked by the Col Plans and Programmes, Col G O Ohndyl. The course sponsor was represented by Ms Kijala Shako, the Head of Advocacy, Campaigns, Communication and Media at Save the Children East and Southern Africa.

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AMISOM XI Command Group Pre Deployment Training commenced at the Humanitarian Peace Support School with 53 participants drawn from different Formations of the Kenya Defence Forces.

The opening ceremony was graced by GOC Westcom Maj General M Kivunzi accompanied by Director IPSTC - Brigadier L Mwazighe, Commander 4 Brigade Brigadier Kuto, Chief of Training HQ Keny Army - Brigadier Mzee and SOI PSO HPSS Lt Col Gichohi.

The aim of the course is to equip the command and staff with the knowledge and skills necessary to operate effectively in the mission environment and to impart that knowledge, skills and attitudes to their troops in the implementation of the AMISOM mandate.

On his keynote address, Gen. Kivunzi told the participants to pay close attention during the training in order to tap from the wealth of knowledge and experience of each other and that of the facilitators so as to effectively and efficiently undertake assigned duties. He stated that high standards of conduct and behaviour are expected as they go to AMISOM which is a a multinational and multidimensional environment.

The course is scheduled to run for 2 weeks and will end on 06 August 2021.


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