The Business Skills College, in conjunction with Cranfield University, delivered a one week course on Capability and Acquisition Management to the Kenyan Armed Forces.
The course was delivered by the link Directing Staff Wing Commander Nick Foulkes and 2 Cranfield academics; Mr Andrew Farmer and Roger Crook.
The course covered the strategic and political intent, through to capability development and then on to supporting the capability once in service. The overall learning objective was to encourage the Kenyan military to think about equipment capabilities, and thus ensure they are able to support and operate the assets they already have and those that you seek to acquire in the future.
The course was attended by 18 Kenyans representing all three services and the Kenyan Civil Service. The feedback was very positive and work has commenced to develop and deliver further education to the Kenyan military and other African nations. This is in line with Theresa May’s strategic intent, as announced at the 2018 G7 forum, for the UK to be a significant, if not the most significant, supporter of Africa.
The course was sponsored by the British Peace Support Team (Africa) and opened and closed by the Deputy Commander of the Kenyan Navy, who acted as our in country hosts.