The Executive Management Committee (EXECOM) of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) has suspended scheduled training courses, programmes and activities, international travels and meetings, in the wake of the recorded cases of the Coronavirus in Ghana last week.
These precautionary measures have been implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to the Centre.
Globally, the World Health Organization has declared the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) a global pandemic. Also, on 15thMarch, 2020, the President of the Republic of Ghana, issued detailed directives to all Organizations and Public Institutions to take the necessary measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, with the recent development of confirmed cases in Ghana.
Prior to the imported cases recorded in Ghana, the Centre held a sensitization durbar for all staff on 4th March 2020, and highlighted the preventive tips all must observe to keep themselves, their colleagues and immediate physical networks safe. Further, a “no hand shaking policy’ has been instituted as part of precautionary measures. The Centre has also mounted electronic hand sanitizers for use by staff and patrons.
The Centre will be engaging with the Ministry of Health as well as monitor the situation to review the decisions taken when appropriate.
The Centre assures its employees, Partners, training participants, academic students, its vendors and the general public of its commitment to contribute towards the prevention and containment of COVID-19 in Ghana.
For further information, please contact the Corporate Affairs Unit of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) on +233302-718200 ext 1104/1203 or +233 550 303030. You can find the KAIPTC on Facebook and twitter as: @Kaiptcgh and on Instagram as @Kaiptc. You can further find out more about the KAIPTC on our website: www.kaiptc.org.
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 recognized institution and has to date trained and tutored over 21, 496 participants and students since its inception.
KAIPTC is a gender-sensitive organization 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.