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PCSS COURSES

PHYSICAL SECURITY AND STOCKPILE MANAGEMENT (PSSM) COURSE

The PSSM Course will be conducted as from 09th to 13th December 2013. The purpose of the course is to train executive managers to assess national stockpiles, operational procedures, and infrastructure and provide ways for potential improvements to security and management, as well as introduce the OSCE best international practices in Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and Conventional Ammunition (CA).

CHILD PROTECTION COURSE

The Child Protection Course was conducted as from 02nd to 13th December 2013. The aim of this course is to enhance the participants understanding of child protection issues for the effective prevention and protection of children in peace support operations. In order to do so, this course will provide a forum in which participants will be exposed to the aspects of child rights and protection in complex and multidimensional peace support operations environment.

SEXUAL GENDER BASED VIOLENCE COURSE

The Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) was conducted as from 18th to 29th November 2013. The purpose of this course is to enhance participants understanding of the international legal standards and mechanisms for the prevention and response of SGBV and to ensure its centrality in planning, implementation and conduct in Peace Support Operations (PSO) with a view to significantly reducing its prevalence.

AMISOM/UNSOA LOGS COURSE

The AMISOM/UNSOA Logistics course was conducted at PCSS from 18th to 29th November. The aim/objective of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge and skill they need to be more effective logisticians in traditional or complex peace operations - as support officers in their national headquarters, logisticians within a deployed unit, or as Mission Headquarters logistics staff officers. It also aims to train logistics specialist from the AMISOM mission in tactical level logistics functions of the mission.

HUMAN RIGHTS IN PEACE OPERATIONS COURSE

The course aims to enable the participants to enhance their understanding of the various rights issues and how these influence the planning and conduct of a peace operation.it was sponsored by the European Union from 4-15 Nov 13 at PCSS in IPSTC was opened by the Commandant PCSS.

At the end of this course the participants should be familiar with issues related to Human Rights, Humanitarianism, Gender Rights, Child Rights, and The Law of Armed Conflict issues or Peace Operations

RULE OF LAW COURSE

The Rule of Law Course running from 4-15 Nov 13 at Peace and Conflict Studies School (PCSS) was officially opened by the Director IPSTC, Brigadier Robert Kabage.

At the end of the course the participants should be able: to identify and explain the purpose, components and sources of Rule of Law in peace support operations;To identify and discuss the basic principles of the Rule of Law; to differentiate Rule of Law and Human Rights in peace support operations; to demonstrate an understanding of concepts in Rule of Law; to be able to define and discuss aspects of Human Security; to demonstrate necessary skills required in practicing Rule of Law and the conduct of land operations; to identify and discuss the relationship between Rule of Law associated legal obligations and to identify and analyze the existing PSO Rule of Law initiatives and challenges.

8 TH REGIONAL SENIOR MISSION LEADERS COURSE

The 8th Regional Senior Mission Leader Course (RSML) was conducted at the International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC), Kenya from Monday, 14th October to Friday, 25th October 2013

The purpose of this course is to strengthen the senior leadership within the Eastern African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA). In order to do so, this course will provide a forum in which participants will be exposed to the aspects of leadership and management forth in the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations Senior Mission Leader syllabus.The course was funded by the British Peace Support Team (Eastern Africa) in cooperation with IPSTC; this includes flights, accommodation, feeding, and incidentals for the duration of the course. The course was limited to 26 participants consisting 12 military, 7 police and 7 civilian.The participants came from various countries namely: Kenya 10; Uganda 3; Ivory Coast 1; Rwanda 3; Burundi 2; Sychelles 1; Sudan 2; Somalia 1; Tanzania 1; Belgium 1.The course also hosted the Belgian ambasador to Kenya Amb. Bart Ouvry.

GOVERNANCE, DIPLOMACY IN PEACE AND SECURITY (25) GIZ

The Governance,Diplomacy in Peace and Security GIZ course was conducted at Peace and Conflict Studies School from 16th September to 11th October 2013. The aim of the course was to prepare participants to meet current and future challenges in regional governance, diplomacy, peace and security, strengthening their ability to improve the impact of systematic analysis, effective communication, dialogue and cooperation.

The objectives of the course include; To be able to apply key concepts of a governance-focused perspective on crisis prevention, conflict management and post-conflict reconstruction.To be able to participate effectively in the institutional framework for governance and security cooperation in Eastern Africa and beyond.To be enabled to deal with key issues relating to governance and security (political, social and economic dimensions of conflict, role of the security sector).To have an expanded and deepened understanding of their communication, facilitation and negotiation skills in the context of governance and diplomacy.To be able to apply relevant insights from the training to a practical problem facing their employer and developed practical solutions and to enable them be active in networking and organizing dialogue on an individual and institutional level.

CONFLICT ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION (25) UNDP/JAPAN COURSE

The Conflict Analysis and Prevention UNDP/JAPAN course was conducted at Peace and Conflict Studies School from 16th to 27th September 2013. The aim of the course was To enhance participants’ understanding of conflict and equip them with tools and competencies to be able to identify and interpret issues in conflict systems that inform and influence decision making processes in their work environment/respective organizations and make programming recommendations in a multidimensional context.

The objectives of the course include; To understand the concept of conflict and its theoretical foundations. To understand the concepts of conflict specifically related to Africa and the issues that have shaped conflict dynamics on the continent since independence.To demonstrate an enhanced understanding of conflict analysis frameworks, and tools and be able to apply the same in their work environment and to demonstrate an understanding of the foundations of conflict prevention theory and conflict prevention initiatives in Africa and apply conflict analysis skills and tools in the development of a “conflict prevention plan”.

MEDIA IN PSO (25) UK COURSE

The Media in PSO UK Course was conducted from 2nd to 13th September 2013. The aim of this course is To equip participants with relevant skills and knowledge to competently handle media related matters in Peace Support Operations.

The objectives of the course include; To demonstrate an enhanced understanding of contemporary Peace Support Operations. To illustrate an enhanced understanding of media concepts in Peace Support Operation.To demonstrate an understanding of the geopolitical socio-economic and cultural aspects of the host country environment and to demonstrate ability to plan, develop and execute an effective PSO media strategies and media related events.

PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS (24) EU COURSE

The Protection of Civilians Course was conducted at Peace and Conflict Studies School from 2nd to 13th September 2013 . The aim of the course was to enhance the participants’ capacity to access, plan and implement protection of civilians’ activities in peacekeeping operations

The objectives of the course include; To understand the evolution and current state of Protection of Civilians’ concept. To recognize the factors affecting the conduct of Protection of civilians’ activities within the context of a peace support operations and to identify the conduct (assessing, planning and implementing) of protection of civilians’ activities in a peacekeeping mission

HUMAN RIGHTS FOR RSS COURSE

The Human Rights For RSS course was conducted at the Peace and Conflict Studies School from 19th to 30th August 2013. The aim of the course is to enhance participants’ understanding of the various human rights instruments, issues and challenges and their centrality 4 in analysis, planning, implementation and monitoring in the context of the Republic of Sudan.

RULE OF LAW (25) UNDP/JAPAN COURSE

The Rule of Law UNDP/JAPA course was conducted at the Peace and Conflict Studies School from 29th July to 9th August 2013. The aim of the course was to enhance participants’ understanding of various aspects of Rule of Law with emphasis on international law.

The objectives of the course include; To demonstrate an enhanced understanding of the institutional structures linked to good governance and rule of law,to demonstrate an enhanced understanding of the laws and principles governing rule of law, to demonstrate an enhanced understanding of the challenges of customary laws vis-à-vis international best practices and how they relate to the national laws.To demonstrate an enhanced understanding of the rule of law in a post-conflict situation and to identify and discuss the alternative dispute resolution including reconciliation mechanisms.

AMISOM LOG (24) UK – UNSOA  COURSE

The AMISOM LOG (24) UK – UNSOA Course was conducted at the Peace and Conflict Studies School from 29th July to 9th August 2013. The aim of this course to provide AMISOM designated logistics officers with the relevant knowledge and skills they need to be more effective logisticians in traditional or complex peace support operations, as staff officers in their national headquarters, logisticians within a deployed unit, or as mission headquarters logistics staff Officers.

 The objectives of the course are; To familiarize with the logistics operations of the UN and the AU,to understand the rationale behind PSO logistics,to understand the Mechanism of Contingent Owned Equipment (COE),to familiarize with the logistics planning required for various deployments and to understand the different components that makes up integrated logistics.