Press Releases

  • President Nana Akufo-Addo inaugurates Goodwill Ambassadors for KAIPTC
    Accra, 20 December, 2017: President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Republic of Ghana, has officially inaugurated a group of eminent global personalities as Goodwill Ambassadors for the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC).
  • President Nana Akufo-Addo commends KAIPTC at Sixth Graduation Ceremony
    Accra, 20 December, 2017: The President of the Republic of Ghana, and Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has commended the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) for its great work in developing and increasing the stock of peace and security practitioners and experts critically needed to address the myriad of conflicts and threats facing the continent.
  • Hon. Ambrose Dery lauds KAIPTC for training personnel on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in Africa
    Accra, December 11, 2017: Extremism and terrorism are regarded as twin security threats facing West Africa today. The sub-region’s vulnerabilities to these threats are due to several factors, some of which include tribal conflict, porous borders, weak state institutions, widespread corruption, poverty and mass unemployment, spread of Small Arms and Light Weapons, farmer-grazers land conflict, and ethnic tensions.
  • President of the Federal Republic of Germany, His Excellency Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier visits the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre
    President of the Federal Republic of Germany, His Excellency Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier visits the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre The President of the Federal Republic […]
  • H.E. Paolo Gentiloni, Prime Minister of Italy, delivers Public Lecture at KAIPTC
    Accra, 28 November, 2017: His Excellency, Paolo Gentiloni, Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy on Tuesday, 28th November, addressed some members of the Diplomatic Corps, invited representatives from public, private and civil society organizations, serving and retired personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces, and staff of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC).
  • KAIPTC and the New Zealand Defence Force strengthen capacity of Ghanaian Female Security Personnel
    Accra, November 24, 2017: The passage of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 in 2000, was among others, aimed at improving the participation of women in peacebuilding, and the prevention of conflict through addressing conflict-related sexual violence. Though there has been some fruitful global efforts towards its achievement, a review by the UN in 2015 pinpointed some challenges; addressing them requires continuous multi-stakeholder collaboration at all levels. In this light, the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) and the New Zealand Defense Force have been partnering to strengthen the capacity of Ghanaian female security personnel in various facets of their work.
  • Delegation from The Regional Peacekeeping Training Centre of SADC, visit KAIPTC
    Accra, 22 November, 2017: The Deputy Commandant for the Regional Peacekeeping Training Centre of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), Colonel Panganai Kahuni, has led a three-member delegation to visit the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC). The purpose of the visit, was to acquaint themselves with KAIPTC’s best governance and administrative policies/practices; it was also to explore areas of possible collaboration between both institutions on applicable processes of implementing the AU requirements on maintaining peace and stability in Africa.
  • KAIPTC matriculates fourth batch of students for the Executive Master of Arts Degree in Conflict, Peace and Security and the Third Cohort for the PHD in International Conflict Programmes
    Accra, October 5, 2017: A joint matriculation ceremony for the fourth cohort of the Executive Masters Degree in Conflict, Peace and Security (EMCPS 4) and the third cohort of the Doctor Of Philosophy (PhD) in International Conflict Management has been held at the Gerhard Schröder Hall AT the Kofi Annan Peacekeeping International Centre (KAIPTC). Thirty-three students enrolled for the year-long Masters programme, whiles four enrolled for the four-year PhD programmme. The students are from diverse sectors/institutions such as the Security and Intelligence Agencies, International and Regional Organizations, Civil/Public Service, Legislature, the Media, private sector and Civil Society/Non-Governmental Organizations.
  • Humanitarian Assistance is very relevant to us …in West Africa- Seji Saji
    Accra, October 2 2017. Mr. Seji Saji, Deputy Director General of the National Disaster Management Organization, Ghana, has set the tone for a two-week interactive course on Humanitarian Assistance in West Africa at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre. ‘’The subject (of humanitarian assistance) is very relevant to us in Africa, and particularly those of us in West Africa because, apart from the fact that we are part of the global village, the brunt of most civil strife and major disasters, continue to find comfort in our sub-region’’ he stated.
  • African Police Officers undergo training on Mentoring and Advising at KAIPTC
    Accra, October 2, 2017: A two-week Pilot Trainer of Trainers’ course on Mentoring and Advising, organized by the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), in collaboration with the European Police Service Training (EUPST), has opened with fifteen (15) police officers from seven (7) African countries in attendance. The programme seeks to accomplish a number of objectives. It aims at building the capabilities of Police and Gendarmerie of the European Union, the United Nations, the African Union and other international organizations. Participants will also be equipped with operational capacity and law enforcement skills and knowledge, and receive information on ways to deepen personal relations and teamwork in diverse cultures, to foster a common understanding of international policing in the contexts of conflict resolution.
September 6, 2017

KAIPTC officially unveils new website

Accra, 4th September, 2017: The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) has redesigned its website to reflect its strategic vision and direction. Fully funded by GIZ, the website now comes with improved features that allow simple and easy navigation for users, enables visitors to read latest information on key activities at the Centre at a glance, and facilitates quick access to KAIPTC’s resources.
September 6, 2017

“Peace must be backed by Action” – Interior Minister

Accra, 4th September, 2017: Hon. Ambrose Dery, Minister for the Interior, Ghana, has called for action in the pursuit of peace within the country and beyond. Laying emphasis on a quote by one of Africa’s greatest leaders Nelson Mandela, which states, “peace is the greatest weapon any person or community can have for development”, the Hon. Minister stressed that, “it cannot be over-emphasized that peace must be backed by action, and proactivity is the way to go”, he said.
September 6, 2017

Defence Minister opens Two-Week Course at KAIPTC

Accra, 4th September, 2017: The Honorable Minister for Defence, Ghana, Mr. Dominic Nitiwul, has opened a two week course at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), on “Managing Defence in a Wider Security Context”. The course which seeks to enable representatives from across the security sector to contribute to the development, implementation and review of national security and defence policies, is aimed, among others, at facilitating inter-ministerial co-ordination on security and defence issues.
September 6, 2017

KAIPTC’s Women, Peace and Security Institute holds Sensitization and Review Workshop for Security Agencies on the Ghana National Action Plan (GHANAP I), 1325

Accra, 22 August, 2017: The Women, Peace and Security Institute (WPSI) of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) have organized a one-day workshop for security agencies. Held on Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017 at KAIPTC, the objective was to review and sensitize security agencies, primarily female officers, on the Ghana National Action Plan (GHANAP I). Other aims of the workshop was to identify gaps with regards to the implementation of GHANAP I and to offer participants an opportunity to make constructive inputs into the development of the next National Action Plan.