NEW DIRECTOR IPSTC VISITS EASTERN AFRICA STANDBY FORCE (EASF) SECRETARIAT

The incoming Director IPSTC, Brigadier Joyce Sitienei, visited EASF Secretariat and met with the Director of the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF), Brigadier General (Rtd) Getachew Shiferaw Fayisa at his office on Friday 13 August 2021. Present were the JCOS, Brigadier General Dr. Osman Mohamed Abbas Osman, the Head of the Peace Operations Department, Brigadier General Henry Isoke, MA to Director EASF  and KDF Liaison Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Boniface Chomba and Chief of Staff IPSTC.

The Director EASF congratulated the incoming Director  and appreciated the cordial relations between EASF and IPSTC. He underscored the critical role of IPSTC as a centre of excellence in PSO capacity building in the region.

The Director IPSTC noted that IPSTC besides being a recognized CIED training centre of excellence also offers many other important courses and therefore encouraged continued EASF participation.  Brigadier Sitienei affirmed her commitment to enhanced cooperation and provision of premier training for EASF while accepting the new challenges brought about by COVID.

The Director EASF thanked the Director IPSTC for visiting and looked forward to both organisations continuing to work closely together.

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IT EQUIPMENT HAND OVER TO KWALE COUNTY COMMUNITY GROUPS

 

Government of Japan through UNDP, partnered with IPSTC and The National Drought Management Authority to implement two projects: Enhancing Stabilization and Resilience of Communities affected by Violent Conflicts and Disasters; and Capacity Development for Peace and Disaster Management along Border Areas of Kenya. The projects aimed to enhance security, stability and resilience of community members affected by conflicts and disasters and who are also at the risk of being radicalized.

On 21 Jul 21, IPSTC led by the Director Brig Mwazighe and accompanied by the Chief of Staff and the technical team donated 5 laptops to Samba Sports Youth Agenda and a laptop and a printer each to G-ENUE and Future for Hope Youth Groups in Kwale County to enhance their capacity in IT and aid in photography and videography.

 

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UK DEFENCE ATTACHÉ FOR SOMALIA VISIT TO HPSS

UK Defence Attaché for Somalia Lt Col James Christie and incoming UK Deputy Defense Advisor to Kenya Cdr Paul Durham during a familiarization visit to Humanitarian Peace Support School (HPSS). The visit was aimed at affirming the School's capability in C-IED training for possible partnership with the UK Embassy in Somalia.

He was received by Lt Col Peter Wanga, the Senior Instructor C-IED Wing alongside IPSTC staff led by the Chief of Staff , Lt Col Jonty S Ambrose.

The DA appreciated HPSS' capability to conduct C-IED training and promised continued support towards making the School's C-IED Wing a Regional Center of Excellence.

 

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