Location & Accommodation
The course takes place at the Humanitarian Peace and Support School in Nairobi, Kenya. The school is located in Embakasi. The campus is opposite the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. It is approximately a 5 km drive from the airport terminal. It is a secure location, guarded 24 hours a day, surrounded by an electric fence and regularly patrolled by the guard.
Humanitarian Peace & Support School
P.O.Box 3396 – 00200
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Participants and facilitators are accommodated in single rooms with en-suite bathrooms.
We strongly advise you to arrive on the night before in order to settle in and unpack. Should you choose to arrive on the night before we request you arrive between 4 and 7pm to arrange room check-in and to ensure that you are in time for dinner. The extra night accommodation is $85 and is at the participant’s expense and not covered in course fees.
Should you arrive on the first day please ensure that you arrive no later than 8.30am so that you can settle in, unpack, and be ready to start at 9.00am. You will need to register at reception and fill in some additional paperwork. You will also need to provide details of how you will access the venue – (own car, taxi, minibus) at least 48 hours in advance.
Meals & Dietary Requirements
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and two tea breaks are provided each day and will be taken at the venue beginning with lunch and a great barbecue in the evening on the first day. Breakfast on the first day is provided only to those who have stayed overnight. Water is available throughout the course.
Special dietary requirements will be accommodated within reason and should be indicated on the registration form.
Transport to/from the location
We advise you not to book transportation until you have been confirmed, registered and paid for the course to avoid incurring additional costs.
When booking transport, allow sufficient time to get to and from the venue. If you are flying in, you should allow 30 minutes to travel to/from the airport.
There are no cash machines at the venue so please ensure you have sufficient USD or Kenyan Shillings before you leave the airport (transportation, drinks). Taxis are available at the airport. The fare to the venue is between $20 and $30.
HPSS also provides a shuttle: $30 per person or $100 for a group (this must be arranged at least 7 days in advance).
The cost of transportation to and from the venue is the responsibility of the participant.
Facilitators and training facilities
You will be trained by field-experienced security professionals who specialise and understand working in humanitarian and development contexts. They will aim to ensure that your learning is as realistic and relevant as possible to the context and risks you will face in the work you do. The training will be highly interactive and require full participation in order for you to draw the most benefit from it.
The HPSS provides large and well-equipped training rooms with comfortable resting areas. The PSO Village, the simulation training field, is simply one of the best. The village covers approximatively 3 square Km and is perfect for real-life simulation exercises. The HPSS provides all the necessary equipment and professional soldiers and actors support the exercises.