Press Releases

  • Sudan initiates collaboration with KAIPTC
    Accra 23rd April 2018: His Excellency Babikir Elsiddig Mohamed, Ambassador of Sudan to Ghana accompanied by his counsellor Mr. Ahmed Mustafa Abass paid a courtesy call on the Commandant of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) to discuss key issues on peace and security.
  • Promoting prosperity and security in Africa is in our national interest
    Accra, 23rd April, 2018:  Defence management and how nations design their strategies and policies is key to setting the appropriate framework for the successful delivery of defence and security. The world’s security environment has been recently exposed to a range of threats. Boko Haram in Nigeria, Al Shabaab in Somalia and other extremist groups in the Sahel with an expansion of their deadly activities, as seen in Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger and very recently again in Burkina Faso all threaten security and challenge the rules-based international system. In Europe, tension over the situation in Ukraine, the management of the migrant crisis and an extant terrorist threat, which has struck in Paris, Brussels and London, still remain serious concerns.
  • His Excellency Kofi Annan is 80!
    Named after an anchor of peace, the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), celebrates His Excellency Dr. Kofi Annan on his 80th birthday! Describing himself as being atribal in a tribal world, Dr Kofi Annan was born on 8th April, 1938 in Kumasi in the Ashanti region of Ghana. He attended the Mfantsipim School, in Cape Coast from 1954 to 1957. Whiles at Mfantsipim, he learned that “suffering anywhere concerns people everywhere.” This lesson followed him throughout his life.
  • 31 participants gear up for 2018 SSR Course
    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.
  • Selected Ghanaian and Nigerian Lawmakers meet to dialogue on Security Sector
    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).
  • AVM Evans opens 2018 Joint Campaign Planning Course
    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.
  • The Humanitarian Assistance in West Africa Core Course commences
    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.
  • KAIPTC’s Women Peace and Security Institute (WPSI) marks International Women’s Day 2018 with a call for deeper continental consciousness on barriers that impede Women’s progress
    KAIPTC’s Women Peace and Security Institute (WPSI) marks International Women’s Day 2018 with a call for deeper continental consciousness on barriers that impede Women’s progress Accra, […]
  • Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration Foundation Course ends
    Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration Foundation Course ends   Accra, March 8, 2018: Twenty-one participants from seven countries across Africa enrolled for the 2018 edition of the […]
  • KAIPTC adopts innovative training methodology for Police Middle Management Course
    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.
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.