The International College of Peace Studies (ICPS) was set up in 2019 to provide training programs in Disaster Management, Humanitarian Diplomacy, Peace building and Conflict Resolution. The ICPS is registered in the Republic of Kenya, as an independent education institution that provides practical professional training, by the State Department of Education.
We talked to Dr. Kennedy Waningu, Provost, to understand why the ICPS decided to get involved with HPass.
When did the International College of Peace Studies decided to get involved with HPass, and why?
In the midst of 2020, we saw the need to focus on training those serving in the humanitarian sector and offer quality humanitarian learning to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of humanitarian responses, thus we began to pursue the Quality Standards from HPass.
The International College of Peace Studies used the Bioforce Support Services… what did it mean for your organisation?
It meant that we received quality, guidance, and support that was much needed for our institution.
Are you planning to develop and use digital badges to recognise skills and learning?
Yes, we are very excited about starting to use digital badges! Humanitarian work has increased and professionalism is of essence in this sector. We need humanitarian actors to be able to demonstrate they have the right skills and knowledge. By adopting both the digital badges and the Quality Standards we can be at the forefront of the professionalisation of the humanitarian sector, and contribute to raising standards of learning and assessment globally.
Would you recommend HPass to other organisations?
I will recommend HPass to other organisations, because it meets the huge gap that exists in quality standards. It is an opportunity to enhance the quality of our learning and an opportunity for the students we work with to improve their efficiency.
HPass are proud to be working with the International College of Peace Studies, and helping together to better promote international standards for humanitarians. Find out more about the HPass Support Services
“By adopting both the digital badges and the Quality Standards we can be at the forefront of the professionalisation of the humanitarian sector, and contribute to raising standards of learning and assessment globally.”
– Dr. Kennedy Waningu, Provost of the ICPS in Nairobi, Kenya.
“I’m grateful for the Humanitarian Diplomacy course that I took last December 2020, it has really contributed to improve my understanding of the humanitarian sector and the required humanitarian standards to work in this sector. This is what I initially lacked.”
– Faith Nduku, ICPS Student