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ACCORD trains military observers in Kenya

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The Training for Peace (TfP) in Africa Programme has been invited by the Kenya Peace Support Training Centre (KPSTC) to participate in their tenth United Nations Military Observers training course. The training was held over three weeks in March 2006 in Nairobi, Kenya, and the ACCORD ran modules on conflict analysis, negotiation and mediation on the 13th.

The primary purpose of the course is to prepare Kenyan military observers and invited foreign military observers for duties as UNMILOBS in any peace support operation. TfP ACCORD’s role is to provide instruction in conflict management and negotiation skills, using a participatory approach. 51 officers attended the programme.

ACCORD has conducted these modules at the KPSTC programme for several years, and will offer similar training at three other courses this year, including two United Nations civilian police courses and one UN military observers course. The courses are funded by the British East Africa Support Team, based in Nairobi; TfP ACCORD provides it own resource personnel.

TfP is a partnership in the field of peacekeeping capacity-building, between the Institute for Security Studies (ISS –, the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC –, the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI – and ACCORD.

The TfP Programme is funded by the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.