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SCHOOL OF DEVELOPMENT AND STRATEGIC STUDIES HOSTS AFRICAN PREPARATORY TRAINING ON SECURITY

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Participants from Royal Danish Defense College and Maseno University attending the African Preparatory training on Somalia and South Sudan at the Kisumu Hotel.

Maseno University’s School of Development and Strategic Studies (SDSS) in collaboration with the Royal Danish Defense College recently hosted an African Preparatory training on security at Kisumu Hotel from Wednesday August 27, to Thursday 28, 2014 in Kisumu Hotel.


Maseno University is in partnership with the Royal Danish Defense College to offer a certificate course in security. The course is facilitated by the School of Development and Strategic Studies and targets the military, police, National Youth Service, and private practitioners.

In his speech during the official launch of the training, Vice-Chancellor Maseno University Prof. Dominic Makawiti acknowledged that the institution will continue to support initiatives and new developments that are geared towards sustainable innovations.

“Africa has diverse cultures and norms that bring a difference among the people hence resources are not the only thing that brings a difference and war among African people,” he explained.

A Major at the Royal Danish Defence College Mr. Henrik Laugesen confirmed that it’s a great opportunity for officers, lecturers and civil servants to look into social, economic and political issues affecting Africa.


“Such collaborations and study structures of national security will be developed every now and again,” he said.

The collaboration will see lectures from the SDSS deliver structured lessons to members of the Royal Danish Defence College to help them understand Africa well geographically as well as key problems that affect the people within the continent leading to endless wars. On the other hand, Maseno University will receive expertise on security related issues from the Danish Defense College.

The collaboration has seen Maseno University receive equipment worth Kshs. 1.7 million and books worth 1.5 million US dollars from the Royal Danish Defense College.

The thematic areas covered in the training include social, economic, political and environmental drivers of conflict in Africa; conflict, peace and state building in Somalia and South Sudan; and emerging external threats to peace and security in Somalia and South Sudan

Other guests present during the launch of the training included Prof. Thomas Mandrup from the Royal Danish Defense College and the Dean School of Development and Strategic Studies Maseno University Prof. Fredrick Wanyama and Tom Mboya, a lecturer in the School of Development and Strategic Studies.


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Maseno University Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dominic Makawiti addressing participants during the African Preparatory training at Kisumu hotel.

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Participants from Royal Danish Defense College and Maseno University attending the African Preparatory training on Somalia and South Sudan at the Kisumu Hotel.