Through strengthened partnerships and collaborations with programmes, existing partners and clients, the unit facilitated the Annual Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) course from 12th -23rd March 2012 in Kenya. This is an international course that brought together 32 Participants drawn from various Organizations, Partners and Institutions namely: Nigerian Red Cross Society, GIZ-DETA-RK (German Cooperation) in Dadaab Refugee Camps, Sudan Red Cross Society, Alliance of International Doctors (AID) Turkey, International Trade Centre, Geneva, JKUAT and Kenya Red Cross Society.
The Training Unit in partnership and collaboration with programmes, existing partners and clients facilitated Disaster Management courses to the following institutions: United Nations Security and general public, Representatives from Geothermal, Municipal Council of Mombasa, Kenya Navy, University of Nairobi, KEMRI CDC, District Health Management Teams (DHTs) in collaboration with MERLIN International for the wider Kisii and Nyando District, Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Ruiru Town Council, Unga Limited and CBOs under SANA International and Shelter Forum.
International Field School was organized in Kenya and coordinated by the Unit bringing together 56 participants drawn from 15 countries in partnership with IFRC Geneva and the Norwegian Red Cross.
The Unit facilitated the Psychosocial Support, Sexual and Reproductive Health for KRCS staff and volunteers in Kisumu and Garissa. An integrated Disaster Management, Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) and Psychosocial Support were undertaken in Garissa. Economic Security Courses was facilitated in collaboration with the ICRC for ToTs.
The Fire Safety Training course was facilitated to institutions namely: Nairobi Pentecost Church Branches (Parklands, Karen, Buruburu, Mombasa, Ngong), National Churches of Kenya (NCCK Kakuma, Dadaab, Mombasa & Nairobi), Zena Roses, Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA), Maragua Town Council, Karen Langata KRCS Branch, Gacharage Tea Factory, HFCK and Muranga Teachers College.
Through strengthened partnership and collaboration with institutions of higher learning the unit has facilitated on-going hands on experience, mentorship/internship, peer learning and skill transfer programmes.
The Unit embarked on Integrating programming to Pastoralist Education in two Divisions in North Eastern Region namely Dertu in Garissa and Madogo in Tana River.