IPSTC MARKS EID AL- ADHA CELEBRATIONS

The International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) held a luncheon to celebrate Eid Al- Adha in honour of muslim participants in the ongoing child protection course.

Standing in for the Director, Head of Training, Lt Col Kipkurui wished all muslims a happy Eid. Also in attendance was Maj C. Ekiru- course coordinator & Ms. Fatuma Ibrahim- Lead Facilitator.

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THE UN/AU CIVIL MILITARY COORDINATION COURSE (CIMIC)

The UN/AU Civil Military Coordination course (CIMIC) was successfully conducted at the International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC). The course, which was sponsored by the Government of France and European Union (EU) in collaboration with the IPSTC comprised of 23 participants from African Troop Contributing Countries namely; Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, DRC, South Sudan and Kenya.

CIMIC is a military staff function in UN/AU integrated missions that facilitates the interface between the military and civilian components in the mission, as well as with the humanitarian, development actors in the mission area, in order to support UN mission objectives.

The opening ceremony was presided over by the EU Head of Political delegation, Mr. Guy Harrison accompanied by the Director IPSTC, Brig Charles Mwazighe, Commandant PCSS, Lt Col Rhoda Mwasigwa and the SO1 Plans &Progs Lt Col Aymeric Molle.

The closing ceremony was presided over by Col plans& Programs G Ohndyl; who was accompanied by the French Defence Attaché; Lt Col Mark De Block, Chief of Staff; Lt Col Ambrose Jonty, SO1 Plans & Progs and the Head of training PCSS, Lt Col R K Kipkurui.

 

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THE COUNTERING WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION (CWMD) SITUATIONAL TRAINING EXERCISE CLOSING CEREMONY

The Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Situational Training Exercise (STX) sponsored by Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) culminated on 01 July 2021 at the Humanitarian and Peace Support School.

The course comprised of 37 participants drawn from KDF Disaster Response Unit (DRU). The closing ceremony was graced by SO1 PSO Lt Col Gichohi accompanied by Acting CO DRU Maj Mulei, Lead Trainer Maj Lucas Hoffman and other DTRA Trainers.

The training was meant to test the skills and knowledge gained by DRU personnel on Hazardous material (HAZMAT) and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Response.

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