The National Defence College,Kenya is a Kenya Defence Forces sponsored Institution charged with the responsibility of developing and improving the intellectual capacity of senior military and government officials on broader dimension of national security issues in order to think globally and act nationally. Today national security is no longer viewed through military lenses, but has expanded to a multi-dimensional facet in meaning. In its widest sense it is the “ defence against challenges to a nation’s vital security interests” since security threats from within are increasingly becoming a feature of developing nation-states, especially in Africa.
In the last decade our country; Kenya became a home for a large refugee population with its adverse impact on security, economy, environment and the society, thus creating an environment that challenged our national capacity. National Defence College was therefore found necessary to analyze such security challenges and advance possible policy response, strategies and solutions.