British diplomat visits students from Kenya at Humanitarian Peace School

Susanna Moorehead and Matt Monro in Kenya
UK Ambassador to Ethiopia Susanna Moorehead and Colonel Matt Monro visit students on the IEDD course. Photo: Twitter/BPST_A

On Friday, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Susanna Moorehead and the Defence Adviser to Ethiopia, Colonel Matt Munro visited the Humanitarian Peace Support School run by the British Peace Support Team (Africa) at the Embakasi Garrison in
Nairobi.

During the visit they visited the improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD) course with students from Kenya and Uganda.

The International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) is a Research and Training institution focusing on regional peace support capacity building to respond to conflicts through preventive, management, recovery and peace building measures.

Susanna Moorehead and Matt Monro in Kenya
UK Ambassador to Ethiopia Susanna Moorehead and Colonel Matt Monro visit students on the IEDD course. Photo: Twitter/BPST_A

Established in January 2001, as part of the Kenyan Defense Staff College, the Peace Support Training Centre (PSTC) initially focused at training of Kenyan forces for United Nations (UN) peace keeping missions and later African Union Peace Support Operations.

PSTC became a separate Kenyan MOSD establishment in July 2006 and in 2008, initial efforts towards “internationalization” were made.

In 2009, PSTC Karen merged with International Mine Action Training Centre (IMATC) to form one centre, International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC). The former PSTC was renamed to Peace and Conflict Studies School (PCSS) and IMATC renamed to Humanitarian Peace Support School (HPSS).

In 2011, IPSTC achieved autonomy through formal partnership arrangements with USA, UK, Canada, Japan, Kenya, Germany and UNDP.

Susanna Moorehead in Kenya
UK Ambassador to Ethiopia, Susanna Moorehead, finds out how control bomb disposal robot. Photo: Twitter/BPST_A

British Peace Support Team (Africa), formerly the British Peace Support Team (East Africa), is an integrated team building continental capacity for United Nations & African Union Peace Support Operations.

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