27TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF IAPTC
Theme: Leveraging Partnerships in Training for Complex Peace Operations Environments6 TH - 10 TH NOV 2023
International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres
IAPTC is an open and voluntary association of centers, institutions, agencies and programs dealing with peace operations research, education, and training.
The aim of the Association is to contribute to more effective peace operations, through:
- Promoting a better understanding of peacekeeping and its goals
- Facilitate communication, exchange of information and best practices between peace operations and other related education and training centers, and/or among people responsible for, and involved in, training for peacekeeping operations
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC)?
The International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) was established in as a regional training institution based in Nairobi, Kenya. The centre conducts training, education and research, informing military, police and civilian personnel in all aspects of peace support operations in order to improve the effectiveness of the response to complex emergencies.
What is the International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres (IAPTC)?
The International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres (IAPTC) is a global network of peacekeeping training institutions that aims to promote the sharing of best practices and the development of common standards in peacekeeping training. The association has over 70 members from around the world.
When is the International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres (IAPTC)
annual conference taking place?
The IAPTC annual conference is taking place from 6th-10th November 2023, hosted by the International Peace Support Training Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
What is the theme of the 2023 IAPTC annual conference?
The theme of the 2023 IAPTC annual conference is "Leveraging Partnerships in Training for Complex Peace Operations Environments".
Who can attend the 2023 IAPTC annual conference?
The 2023 IAPTC annual conference is open to members of the International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres and invited guests. Registration details will be announced closer to the conference date.
What can attendees expect from the 2023 IAPTC annual conference?
Attendees can expect to engage in discussions and workshops on the latest trends and challenges in peacekeeping training. The conference will provide a platform for participants to share best practices, exchange ideas, and develop collaborative solutions to address the complex realities of peacekeeping.
What other activities will be available to attendees during the conference?
In addition to the conference sessions, attendees can expect to participate in networking events, cultural activities, and tours of museums and cultural sites in Kenya.
What are some of the benefits of attending the 2023 IAPTC annual conference?
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from experts in the field of peacekeeping training, share best practices, and network with peers from around the world. The conference will also provide a unique opportunity to experience Kenyan culture and learn about the country's contributions to peacekeeping in Africa.
NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK
Nairobi National Park is the only national park within a City.
It was established in 1946 about 7 km (4.3 mi) south of Nairobi. It is fenced on three sides, whereas the open southern boundary allows migrating wildlife to move between the park and the adjacent Kitengela plains.
Wide open grass plains and backdrop of the city scrapers, scattered acacia bush play host to a wide variety of wildlife including the endangered black rhino, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes and diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded. Visitors can enjoy the park’s picnic sites, three campsites and the walking trails for hikers.
Maasai Mara, also sometimes spelled Masai Mara and locally known simply as The Mara, is a large national game reserve in Narok, Kenya, contiguous with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It is named in honor of the Maasai people, the ancestral inhabitants of the area, who migrated to the area from the Nile Basin. Their description of the area when looked at from afar: "Mara" means "spotted" in the local Maasai language, due to the many short bushy trees which dot the landscape.
Maasai Mara is one of the most famous and important wildlife conservation and wilderness areas in Africa, world-renowned for its exceptional populations of lion, leopard, cheetah and African bush elephant. It also hosts the Great Migration, which secured it as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, and as one of the ten Wonders of the World.
Bomas of Kenya
Bomas of Kenya was started by the Government of Kenya in 1971 as wholly owned subsidiary of the Tourism Finance Corporation (TFC) the Company was established to Preserve, Maintain and Promote the Rich Diverse cultural values of various ethnic groups of Kenya and to act as a tourist attraction centre thus Bomas of Kenya is expected to preserve the authenticity of the Kenya’s Cultural values and to portray them in the pure form.
With the current growing interest in cultural heritage, growth in cultural tourism has increased a positive worldview of the importance of cultural resources as a tool for creating economic development while preserving cultural resources. As the premier institution in cultural resources preservation and management, Bomas of Kenya is bound to play a bigger role in the development and promotion of cultural tourism in Kenya.