The Department develops and delivers internationally recognized multidimensional and integrated peace support operations training courses for; the military, police/gendarmerie and civilians at regional and continental levels. It also collaborates with partners to host peace and security programmes and activities at regional and continental levels.
KAIPTC Courses for 2017
1. Peace Support Operations
2. Conflict Management
3. Peace & Security Studies
Target Participants/Organisations and International Partners.
Participants have included:
• Middle to senior level practitioners in their various fields.
• Mid-career executives and officials of Government Ministries.
• Electoral Actors, etc.
Regional, continental and global partners/training targets include key organizations such as:
• Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
• African Union (AU).
• United Nations (UN).
• Government Organizations
• Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).
• Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).
Other international partners of the Centre whose funding and collaboration support the training department have included;
• West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP)
• Training for Peace (TfP)
• German Development Corporation (GIZ)
• National Defence College (NDC Abuja)
• Mali Peacekeeping School
• United Nations
United States of America
KAIPTC TRAINING PHILOSOPHY
The Centre uses the Collaborative Problem Based Learning (CPBL) approach on all training courses. Through this pedagogy, participants learn through working together and sharing ideas and experiences to solve or find solutions to problems.
This is more so important because we create a platform for all levels of knowledge; academia, professionals, practitioners and the like.
Intrinsically, facilitators also equally learn from participants through sharing of experiences, in discussions on how they handled some problems in the field of learning in peace and security and allowing reflective thinking which is promoted through open discussions with expert guidance.
KAIPTC training is contextualized to reflect the regional and continental issues while we ensure that training programmes are reviewed regularly to be current with emerging situations, using the academia, experts and field practitioners.
We also lay emphasis on diversity among participants in terms of academia, culture, religion, gender and experiential backgrounds in bringing a range of perspectives to bear on discussions. The process stimulates learning, and serves as a tool for developing problem solving skills. This also stimulates the cognitive process and allows participants to acquire new knowledge through autodidactism, (self-directed learning/learning on your own or by yourself)
This approach is centred on the following tenets;
- Acknowledging that participants are all matured, they variously have experiences in peace and security issues which they comfortably share, so it is participants centred.
- CPBL in small groups allows participants to recollect what they already know, identify what they need to know and how and where to access information for solving a problem as peers contribute to discussions and cite sources.
- The facilitator encourages learning by supporting, guiding and monitoring the learning process; these go to build participants confidence and encourages understanding rather than teach.
As a rule, KAIPTC brings together a pool of high calibre subject experts, policy makers, practitioners, academics, advocates and partners from various national and international organizations to support its Learning Design and development processes as well as facilitate its training courses.
Major activities of the training department include:
- Programme Identification, Design and Curriculum Development
- Individual, Collective Civilian (Civil Society), Police and Military Peace Support Operation Training .
- Police Training
- Simulation Training.
- Experience Sharing between Regional & Continental Institutions and Armies.