The 10th cohort of the Master of Arts Programme in Conflict, Peace and Security have pledged to work hard to exceed all expectations during their year-long programme. Mr. Benjamin Bonsu, who spoke on behalf of his class mates during a matriculation ceremony held to officially admit them onto the programme, expressed their delight to be admitted to a reputable institution such as the KAIPTC, and articulated their commitment to make the best out of the one year programme.
In all, 40 students from Ghana, Togo, Cameroun, Malawi and Kenya have been admitted to pursue the Masters programme.
Deputy Commandant of the KAIPTC Group Capt. George Arko-Dadzie in his address to the students reiterated the significance of the course considering the upcoming elections in a number of countries on the African continent. “Your enrollment and participation in this programme is significant because it coincides with national elections to be held this year in some African Countries, including our motherland, Ghana” he said.
He added; “as you are aware, one objective of the course is to provide you with knowledge and skills that will ensure that you achieve the highest professional standards in conflict prevention, resolution and management, peace brokering and security management.”
He assured the students of the best tutelage at KAIPTC to equip them to understand and effectively manage modern day difficulties and gaps in the security sector.
Rodrigue Akpamoura, one of the international students from Togo said “I look forward to learning how to properly interrogate conflict situations and find workable solutions for issues bothering on peace and security.”
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About the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre:
The Ghana Ministry of Defence (MoD) established the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in 1998 and commissioned it in 2004. The purpose was to build upon and share Ghana’s five decades of internationally acclaimed experience and competence in peace operations with other states in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region and the rest of Africa. This was in recognition of the need for training military, police and civilian men and women to meet the changing demands of multidimensional peace operations. The Centre is one of the three (3) Peacekeeping Training Centres of Excellence mandated by the ECOWAS to offer training in peacekeeping and peace support operations (PSO) in Africa.
The Centre delivers training courses in three thematic areas; Peace Support Operations, Conflict Management and Peace and Security Studies and also runs Masters and PhD programmes in same. The KAIPTC has a world-class research department that undertakes research in the thematic areas in Peace and Security. Located in Accra, Ghana, the KAIPTC is an internationally recognised institution and has to date trained and tutored over 21, 496 participants and students since its inception.
KAIPTC is a gender-sensitive organisation and committed to gender equality. Following the launch of its gender policy in 2014, the Centre has mainstreamed gender into its policies and programmes, and integrates same in its focal areas, namely training, research and postgraduate education. The Centre has developed a Sexual Harassment policy and fully oriented employees on same. It has also provided a Nursing and Childcare Centre and instituted a paternity leave policy, all with the aim to create a conducive work environment at KAIPTC.