JAPANESE EMBASSY IN KENYA AWARDS IPSTC WITH CERTIFICATE OF COMMENDATION

The dawn of this year marked the 60th Anniversary of Kenya-Japan diplomatic relations, and with it, the commemoration of Japanese and Kenyan citizens who have contributed to the bilateral relations, and supported the work of the Embassy of Japan in Kenya.
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In the years passed, the Government of Japan has contributed notably to the pursuit of peace and stability in Africa, while supporting the continent's efforts in doing so.
 
Through Japan's capacity-building programs such as the operation of heavy machinery, human rights and the protection of civilians, disaster management and community peacebuilding, to name a few, IPSTC has played a crucial role in their success. As a result of our partnership that dates back to 2008, we have trained over 5,505 participants, and designed over 25 courses including 4 tailor-made ones, courtesy of this partnership.
 
Today, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of Kenya, Ambassador OKANIWA Ken, feated Director IPSTC Brigadier Joyce Sitienei, with a Certificate of Commendation on behalf of the Centre for its immense contribution to the bilateral relations and incessant support of the Embassy's work.
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In her acceptance speech, she remarked, "This Certificate of Commendation is not just a testament to the dedication and hard work of IPSTC, but is also a reflection of the enduring friendship and collaboration between our two nations. It serves as a reminder that, in a world often marked by uncertainty and discord, it is the enduring bonds of friendship and cooperation that pave the way for a more peaceful and stable future."
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