FAQs

Thank you for your interest in learning more about KAIPTC. On this page are answers to some of the questions that our stakeholders frequently ask us. To see the answer to a question, simply click the question. If you have questions that are not answered here, or elsewhere on our website, please contact us or fill the enquiry form on the right part of the page.

General Questions & Answers

1Why was the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Institute (KAIPTC) set-up?

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.

2What does KAIPTC do?
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. KAIPTC offers academic programmes (Masters and PhD) in peace and security studies
3Is KAIPTC a military institution?

NO. The KAIPTC is an integrated civilian, military and police organization.

4 How does KAIPTC operate financially?

The KAIPTC operates with the financial support of its development partners.

5What is H.E Kofi Annan’s link to KAIPTC?

The KAIPTC was named after the former UN Secretary General, H.E. Kofi Annan, due to his outstanding contribution to world peace.

6Who are KAIPTC’s development partners?
KAIPTC’s development partners are:  
  • Denmark
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Austria
  • Australia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • United States of America
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • Nigeria
  • Mali
7 Who are KAIPTC’s institutional partners?
KAIPTC’s institutional partners are:
  • 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)
8Where is the KAIPTC located?

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

1What is the nature of the academic programme/what courses does KAIPTC run?
KAIPTC academic programme comprises of the following:
  • 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.
For further information, please click here
2Who can do a Master’s degree?

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.

3What are the career prospects for graduates of the Masters programmes?

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.

4Does KAIPTC run evening/weekend courses?

Currently, KAIPTC runs only weekend courses for the EMCPS. However, there are plans to introduce evening programmes.

5What are the times for lectures?

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.

6Are KAIPTC’s academic courses free?

No. KAIPTC charges tuition fees, which covers lectures, and coffee breaks and lunch on lecture days.

7What is the cost of KAIPTC’s academic courses?

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: fuseini.sandamusah@kaiptc.org, margaret.sosuh@kaiptc.org, and philip.makafuiankah@kaiptc.org
8Are scholarships available?

Unfortunately scholarships are not available.

9Are fees payable in instalments?

Payment in instalments is allowed, however, KAIPTC encourages full payment.

10How can my establishment purchase KAIPTC publications?

KAIPTC does not charge for its publications. Publications can be downloaded for free on the Centre’s website.

11How can I submit a paper for publication by KAIPTC?
  • 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.
  For all other KAIPTC publications, please contact editors@kaiptc.org.

Training Questions & Answers

1Are there requirements or prerequisites for any of the courses?

The Eligibility Criteria which can be found on all KAIPTC (www.kaiptc.org)  course adverts.

2Do you provide off-site training?

Yes, we do. These are called Mobile Training Teams and this is provided upon formal request to the Commandant of KAIPTC.

3Do you offer training for individuals from other countries and are there any limitations?

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.

4What is the duration of the courses?

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..

5Do you offer the course materials online? And how do I access it.

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..

6What are your course fees?

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).

7How can I apply?

On the website (www.kaiptc.org).

 
8In which topics do you offer training and who pays for it?

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)

9What do the costs of a training course actually cover?

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.

10What does a typical course look like?
11Who is eligible?

See answer 1

12What should I put in my application?

Visit (www.kaiptc.org)follow the application process and answer all the questions honestly.

13I have completed courses at the Peace Operations Training Institute, can I receive a discount or be exempted for taking similar courses.

Yes, you will be exempt from the pre-course e-learning only if that is also a POTI course.

14Where will the course be?

At the KAIPTC, Accra - Ghana

15Are there deadlines or is it flexible?

There are always deadlines which must be adhered to.

16Who are the teachers and facilitators?

The KAIPTC engages seasoned practitioners needed for the course.

17How do I log into my LMS account?

Visit www.lms.kaiptc.org/moodle/ and follow the instructions to register or forgotten password.

18Is a Certificate of completion awarded with each course successfully passed?

Yes

19Do I require a visa to Ghana?

Library Questions & Answers

1When does the Library open?

Weekdays: 0800hrs – 1900hrs Saturdays: 0900hrs – 1400hrs

Closed on Public holidays and trimester breaks

2Is the library opened to the general public?

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.

3Do I need to pay a fee before I can use the Library?

No.

4How do I search for materials in the Library?

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

5Does the Library make the full text of books (eBooks) available on its Website?

The Library does not have eBooks in its OPAC.

6What do I do when the Library does not have the book/journal I need?

The library has an Inter-Library Loan (ILL) facility that enables staff to borrow materials from partner Libraries for patrons.

7What happens if I am unable to return a borrowed book on the due date?

You pay a fine based on how long you kept the book after the due date.

 
8What do I do if I misplace a book?

You pay thrice the market price of the book and the processing fee.

9How do I access electronic resources Off-Centre?

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

10What reproduction services does the library offer?

he Library provides printing, photocopying and comb binding services at subsidized rates.

11How do I contact a Librarian?

You can contact any of the library staff for assistance via this link: http://www.kaiptc.org/Library/Contact-Us.aspx