Accra, March 12th 2018: With a fundamental obligation of generating effective and sustainable capacities within the African and ECOWAS Peace and Security architecture as well as building capacities to implement AU and UN peacekeeping and peacebuilding mandates, the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), has welcomed a new batch of participants for the Joint Campaign Planning Course.
Supported by the French Government and delivered solely in French, the course aims at enhancing capacities to promote the understanding of principles and procedures involved in the planning and conducting of peace support operations. It also provides participants with comprehensive tools to help them operationalize and perform steps vital for conflict management.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Commandant of KAIPTC, Air Vice Marshall Griffiths Evans, said that, in a bid for regional bodies to curb the alarming rate of conflicts in the sub-region and Africa as a whole, the course is designed to train individuals extensively in a manner that meets the framework of international peacekeeping missions to curb challenges and sustain advocacies in the peacebuilding process.
Assouma Aboudou, a course participant from Benin shared his expectations for the course, ‘Améliorer significativement mes capacities et connaissances Le domaine de la planification du niveau opératif; ceci pour mieux sunir au sein, de l’état major de la FAC ou au seil de forces armées de mon pays.’ IL a dit.
With a composition of experienced facilitators on peace building and conflict management, the course will engage participants in a great deal of team work and field exercises, targeting senior military officers from ECOWAS countries, civilian staff, police/ gendarmerie as well as ranks from major to colonel respectively.
The course will run for two weeks.