Welcome to the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre Academic Alumni Page. This channel has been set up to reach and connect with over 350 alumni from 26 countries who have completed their programmes at KAIPTC.
This channel is for information, communication and for highlighting key alumni activities. The ultimate plan is to make this the go-to page for membership registration, reconnecting with mates, publication of key papers by Alumni, among others.
- May 15, 2018
The best moment I have had in life was in MDPO class 18. The crops of participants selected from all the Countries of the world blended and related so well. For a course of two weeks, we were so united as if we had known one another since ages.
Oh my God, the course Director Major Andreas Bosshard is down-to-earth (very simple, approachable and time conscious) together with brilliantly experienced facilitators. Generally, the facilities are of highest standard, KAIPTC don't joke with food and the staff both at the hostel, Kitchen or Gym treat you like their very own...Ghanians are wonderful! Thanks to KAIPTC and the Swiss Confederation for the Opportunity. I can't wait to be here again and again. God bless Africa
I did many military planning courses in my career at operational level, The two courses I did in KAIPTC are still impacting my life, The documentations I got from those courses are still useful for me on the ground, There is no doubt KAIPTC is a center of excellency.
The interactive nature of teaching by the high quality facilitation staff made the learning process very easy. Complex processes were broken down in practical examples that helped participants to understand and integrate the transmitted knowledge. Besides, the combination of civilian and military staff, both among facilitators and participants, enriched the learning process through the sharing of practical experiences and different points of view. As a civilian and researcher (PhD), the exchange with practitioners and the practical orientation of the course has added value to my research where it allows me to link practical and theoretical elements.
I decided to participate in the ASR course in order to enhance my knowledge and understanding of Stabilisation and Reintegration (S&R), and other crosscutting issues related to S&R. The course content and delivery were directly in line with my expectations. The course has equipped me with new knowledge and skills that now enables me to confidently engage with various mission components and DDR Stakeholders.
Even though I was working in DDR context I was unaware of the key terminologies and lacked lots of information. The ASR Course equipped me with all the necessary knowledge that helped me to undertake the community stabilization programmes with new found confidence. I recommend the course to all working in this field.
The ASR course provides DDR practitioners with the kind of knowledge, understanding, and skills needed to carry out their duties, especially in the complex environment of Violent Extremist. The course has certainly broaden my horizon and given me deeper insights into importance of Reintegration for Stabilisation. This has improved my ability to better interact with colleagues within my mission.
A blend of rich course contents, experienced professionals and serene learning environment made my experience on the course an amazing one.
I recommend that every policy maker who takes decisions concerning the lives of its citizens should enroll in a programme at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC).
The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) has made a huge impact on me professionally