Accra, 12th March 2018: The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), has welcomed 31 Police Officers to the opening ceremony of the 2018 Security Sector Reform Course (SSR). The course targets middle level Police Officers and practitioners who out the reform duties in post-conflict reconstruction phase of peacebuilding.
The objective of the course is to equip participants with introductory knowledge on the concepts of peace and security in the African context; equip them to demonstrate competence in developing their role in peace building in post conflict environment, among others.
Accra, 13th March 2018: The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) has hosted a three-day dialogue and experience sharing workshop for selected elected representatives of the Ghanaian and Nigerian Parliaments.
The workshop was to enable the Honourable Members of the National Assembly of Nigeria and the Parliament of Ghana to exchange best practices on parliamentary oversight of the security sector. Dubbed, “Exchange of Good Practices on Legislative Oversight”, the workshop was jointly organised by the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of the Armed Forces (DCAF), and the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC).
Accra, March 12th 2018: With a fundamental obligation of generating effective and sustainable capacities within the African and ECOWAS Peace and Security architecture as well as building capacities to implement AU and UN peacekeeping and peacebuilding mandates, the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), has welcomed a new batch of participants for the Joint Campaign Planning Course.
Today marks the beginning of the fifth issue of the training course on Humanitarian Assistance in West Africa. Since 2015, the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), have in partnership with the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), organized this course with funding from the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), and ably supported by the Austrian Ministry of Defence.
Accra, March 5, 2018: The optimisation of the skills of Police Middle Management Officers has become crucial given the dynamic trends in the security architecture in the West African sub-region and the continent as a whole. Police Middle Management focuses on the management of challenges whether personal, organisational or operational within a multi-dimensional theatre of Peace Support Operations.
Accra, 22nd January, 2018: As per the mandate of the Academic Affairs Unit of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) to deliver world class postgraduate programmes in Peace and Security, the Unit has successfully matriculated the eighth cohort of students for the Master of Arts in Conflict, Peace and Security (MCPS 8).
Accra, 22nd January, 2018: Due to the phenomenal response and over-subscription for the maiden edition of the Certificate Programme in Cyber Intelligence and Forensics Course held in December 2017, the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) and e-Crime Bureau organized a week-long second training session for interested participants.
The Head of Peace Support Operations for the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Peace Support Training Centre, Colonel Tamrat Andarge Terefe, has led a three-member delegation to visit the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC).
The Centre will auction the following boarded items on Wednesday 23 Aug 17 at 1000hrs at KAIPTC.
General stores such as cartridges, toners etc
Furniture’s including assorted tables and chairs
Accra, 14th August 2017: There is no doubt that violent extremism continues to pose daunting security challenges and undermines continental, regional and national peace and security.
It is against this background that the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), and the African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT/CAERT), is collaborating to organize the maiden Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Course, aimed at building capacities in preventing and countering violent extremism in Africa.
The Minister for National Security, Hon. Albert Kan-Dapaah, in his opening address, expressed his delight over the introduction of the course, which he believes will immensely benefit the African continent, “I am particularly excited about this course, in view of the huge threat that violent extremism and terrorism poses to all nations around the world and especially the African Continent”, he said.
Accra, 14 August, 2017: The Minister for Communications, Hon. Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has pointed out that the unavailability of the critical competencies to deal with cyber security issues, is a primary cause of increased global challenges in the fight against cyber security.
Hon Owusu-Ekuful cited a 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study - Benchmarking Workforce Capacity and Response to Cyber Risk conducted by Frost & Sullivan early this year, which notes that sixty-six percent of organizations identified the lack of skillset in addressing cyber threats as a major challenge. The study further projected cyber security workforce shortage at 1.8 million by the year 2022.