The sole objective of the Centre for Parliament Studies and Training (CPST) is to have a one-stop specialized resource centre for the training and capacity development of both Members and staff of Parliaments. It was also established to serve other stakeholders who may be interested in gaining an appreciable understanding of the Parliament and to the Parliaments in the East African Community, the Great Lakes Region and the Continent of African at large.
Its curriculum include:
- Law Making;
- Public Finance Management;
- Human Resource Management;
- Communication and Public Participation.
As of March 2010, the Swedish Police have a Swedish Police Adviser stationed in Nairobi. He is mandated to support the Police Reform Secretariat and the Police Reform Units in the Kenya National Police Service with strategic guidance for the management , coordination, implementation and monitoring of police reforms in Kenya. The Swedish Police are also providing short-term support to certain police reform areas, such as community policing and police training. A pilot project in community policing was launched in Kikuyu in September 2011 within this short-term support. The pilot will be rolled out to a few more areas during 2013. The support that the Swedish Police are providing to the Kenya National Police Service is financed by Sida. The current project period ends 31 December 2013 and the Swedish Police are now looking into the possibility to prolong the support between the Swedish Police and the Kenya National Police Service.
In April 2013 the Swedish police with support from ISSAT conducted a study to assess the preconditions for long-term bilateral development cooperation between the Swedish Police and the Kenya National Police Service and identified possible areas for cooperation. Some of the questions addressed in the study were:
- The will and the support for reform within different levels of the Kenya National Police Service
- The Police Service’s interest for reform cooperation with the Swedish Police and their capacity to undertake a development project/programme
The study included an analysis of the progress of the reform implementation process and an assessment of needs, relevance and feasibility for continued Swedish support to the reform process.
Sida has, based on the recommendations in the assessment, given the Swedish police a "go ahead" to start the process to formulate a project/programme proposal for a prolongation of the support. It is in the process of designing a programme proposal that the Swedish police requests support from ISSAT.The proposal should include clear and measurable objectives, indicators and expected results (on output, outcome and impact level) of the cooperation as well as an activity plan and a budget.