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General Questions & Answers
The KAIPTC was set up by the Government of Ghana to build upon and share Ghana’s five decades of internationally acclaimed experience in peace operations with other states in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region, Africa and the rest of the world.
- The KAIPTC trains Military, Police, and Civilian personnel for multidimensional peace operations at the sub-regional, continental and global levels. Since 2003, the KAIPTC has run over 400 courses for more than 15,000 individuals from over 90 countries and major organizations in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa.
- KAIPTC also conducts research into the capacity gaps and training needs of ECOWAS, the AU, the UN and individual member states as well as policy and operational concerns of peace and security in Africa.
- KAIPTC offers academic programmes (Masters and PhD) in peace and security studies
NO. The KAIPTC is an integrated civilian, military and police organization.
The KAIPTC operates with the financial support of its development partners.
The KAIPTC was named after the former UN Secretary General, H.E. Kofi Annan, due to his outstanding contribution to world peace.
- United States of America
- United Kingdom
- Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS)
- African Union (AU)
- United Nations
- German Agency for International Corporation (GIZ)
- Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)
- West African Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP)
- Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD)
- Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)
- Cranfield University, United Kingdom
- Kennesaw State University, United States of America
- University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
- United States Military Academy, United States of America
- Dag Hammarskjold Foundation
- Peace Operations Training Institute (POTI)
- Geneva Centre for Security Policy
- Save the Children
- Centre for International Peace Operations (ZIF)
The KAIPTC is located at Teshie in Accra, Ghana (off the Accra - Tema Beach Road), adjacent the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC)
Academic Programmes and Research Questions & Answers
- Master of Arts in Conflict, Peace and Security: A one year taught course, divided into three sessions, with student assessment via examinations and a dissertation;
- Executive Master of Arts in Conflict Peace and Security: A one year taught course, held on alternate weekends, with student assessment via examinations and a dissertation;
- Master of Arts in Gender, Peace and Security: A one year taught course, divided into three sessions, with student assessment via examinations and a dissertation; and
- PhD in International Conflict Management: A four year programme, with a year of course work followed by three years of project work.
Candidates with a good Bachelor’s degree (at least 2nd class lower division or above). A background in the conflict, peace and security is an added advantage.
Graduates of our programmes can gain employment in international organizations such as the United Nations, the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States. Graduates can also work in non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, research institutions, security organizations, national peace councils or in analogous institutions.
Currently, KAIPTC runs only weekend courses for the EMCPS. However, there are plans to introduce evening programmes.
Classes run from 0830 hrs -- 1800 hrs from Monday to Friday for the MCPS and MGPS programmes and 1300 hrs – 2000 hrs on Fridays and 0900 hrs – 1500 hrs on Saturdays for the EMCPS.
No. KAIPTC charges tuition fees, which covers lectures, and coffee breaks and lunch on lecture days.
Tuition fees for Masters courses are GH¢15,500 for Ghanaians and US$6,000 for foreigners. Tuition fees for the PhD programme are GH¢10,000 for Ghanaians and US$6000 for foreigners.Please note the aforementioned tuition fees are subject to change. For the most current tuition fees, please contact: The Registry Faculty of Academic Affairs and Research Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre PMB CT210 Accra, Ghana. Telephone: +233(0)302718200 ext. 1105 or +233 (0) 244847394 / +233(0)206752054 / +233 (0) 501209332 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately scholarships are not available.
Payment in instalments is allowed, however, KAIPTC encourages full payment.
KAIPTC does not charge for its publications. Publications can be downloaded for free on the Centre’s website.
- KAIPTC in-house publications that receive external contributions, comprise of policy briefs, occasional papers, monographs, the Journal of African Peace and Research and the Annual Review of Peace Support Operations in Africa.
- Calls for papers for the Journal of African Peace and Research and the Annual Review of Peace Support Operations in Africa, are published on KAIPTC’s website.
Training Questions & Answers
The Eligibility Criteria which can be found on all KAIPTC (www.kaiptc.org) course adverts.
Yes, we do. These are called Mobile Training Teams and this is provided upon formal request to the Commandant of KAIPTC.
The KAIPTC has a strategic focus on training practitioners working in Africa. However, they are exceptions to this if and when the right argument is made.
Most courses have a duration of 10 working days. However we do have courses with different duration, which is mostly the exception than the rule..
You can only access course material on our Learning Management System (LMS) if and only if you are a participant or an alumni of the course..
The KAIPTC does not charge Course fees for any course. The KAIPTC charges commitment fees (i.e. proof of participation) and/or travel expenses for participants on selected courses and the specific amount would be found in the course advert (www.kaiptc.org).
On the website (www.kaiptc.org).
There are three broad thematic areas i.e. Conflict Management, Peace Support Operations and Peace and Security Studies. More info about the courses under each can be found on the website (www.kaiptc.org)
The average cost of a course at the KAIPTC is 2700 USD per participant. As such all fees paid are commitment fees to ensure participants selected attend the course.
See answer 1
Visit (www.kaiptc.org)follow the application process and answer all the questions honestly.
Yes, you will be exempt from the pre-course e-learning only if that is also a POTI course.
At the KAIPTC, Accra - Ghana
There are always deadlines which must be adhered to.
The KAIPTC engages seasoned practitioners needed for the course.
Visit www.lms.kaiptc.org/moodle/ and follow the instructions to register or forgotten password.
Library Questions & Answers
Closed on Public holidays and trimester breaks
No. People from other institutions who want to use the Library for academic purposes should bring along a letter of introduction and an Identity Card.
KAIPTC Library has an Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) that provides information on the resources in the Library. One can search for a record by using the Author, Title and/or Subject. http://library.kaiptc.org:8098/search/query?theme=system
The Library does not have eBooks in its OPAC.
The library has an Inter-Library Loan (ILL) facility that enables staff to borrow materials from partner Libraries for patrons.
You pay a fine based on how long you kept the book after the due date.
You pay thrice the market price of the book and the processing fee.
In order to have access to the electronic databases while you are outside the Centre, you must first of all, complete a registration form at the Off- Centre portal (Staff/ Student). The data provided allows the system to authenticate your username and password. This process enables you to access the electronic databases outside the Centre using your username and password. http://eresource.library.kaiptc.org:2048/login
he Library provides printing, photocopying and comb binding services at subsidized rates.
You can contact any of the library staff for assistance via e-mail: email@example.com