Today we had a visit from, Brig Gen Joseph Demali (Defence Attaché ) Discussions included options for mutual co-operation such as forging links between IPSTC and the Rwanda Peace Academy (RPA). Of note, Rwanda will be sending a student to the Regional Senior Mission Leaders’ (RSML) Course 23rd November to 4th December.
INTERNATIONAL PEACE SUPPORT TRAINING CENTRE (IPSTC) RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM 2020 dubbed “Towards more Inclusive Peace and Security Approaches” was held in Mombasa County of the 17th of December 2020. Research findings were disseminated to key stakeholders. The topics presented were:
'Efficacy of Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) Measures in enhancing Youth Resilience: Case of Mombasa County' by Major Saidi D Mwachinalo
'The status of Persons with Disabilities in Maritime Disaster Risk Reduction in Mombasa and Lamu Counties by Dr. Michael Sitawa (PhD) and Captain Mariam Mazoea Idriss.
Gracing the event were:
Brig Charles L Mwazighe Director, IPSTC; Mrs. Evelyn Koech-Team Leader, Environment & Resillience, UNDP; Ms Munira Hamisi-Director of Resilience and Youth Affairs, Mombasa County; Mr. Derrick Adeya-Director, Association of Persons with Disabilities in Kenya, Mombasa; Mr. Shee Kupi Shee-Director Administration, Lamu County Government among others.
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IPSTC is grateful to the Government of Japan through UNDP for supporting the Symposium.
UK Defence Adviser, Brigadier Mark Thornhill, chats with the IPSTC RSM, WO1 Francis Barasa
This morning the United Kingdom Defence Adviser, Brigadier Mark Thornhill, called on Director IPSTC, Brigadier Charles Lenjo Mwazighe. Among the topics discussed was IPSTC successfully restarting Counter Improvised Explosive Device (CIED) training by carefully managing the risks of operating in a COVID environment. Measures include COVID testing for all course participants and instructors, followed by locking down students for the duration of the course.
The meeting culminated in both brigadiers renewing the Institutional Development Programme Mandate between the UK and IPSTC. This is designed to further develop IPSTC’s CIED capability.
Signing of the Institutional Development Programme Mandate between the UK and IPSTC