CPBL Course Held To Boost Capacity Of KAIPTC Staff

(4th July, 2024) Accra, Ghana:  The Collaborative Problem-Based Learning (CPBL) Course was recently held at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), marking a significant milestone in the Centre’s capacity-building efforts in Peace and Security. This course aimed to equip staff with facilitation skills that contribute to the Centre’s mission.

Over five days, the training brought together 28 KAIPTC staff members, comprising 18 males and 10 females, who engaged in a collaborative and curious learning environment. Participants learned to question, research, and solve problems using a wide array of tools and resources available to them.

Funded by GIZ Ghana, this support underscored the value and importance of the training and demonstrated a shared commitment to enhancing capacity in Peace Support Operations.

The course included Training of Trainers (ToT) modules to enhance facilitation skills, encouraging participants to approach the training with an open mindset, share knowledge, and engage actively to maximize benefits.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Major General Richard Addo Gyane, Commandant of KAIPTC, emphasized, “The CPBL Course is a vital component of our Centre’s strategy to develop the capacities of our staff as potential facilitators and trainers. We aim to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to facilitate our courses in the future, thereby contributing to our mission of building capacity. This goal is critical to our collective success, and we are committed to achieving it through this course.”

He also highlighted that the dedication and commitment of the course participants to the shared mission would determine the success of the course and the future of the Centre, encouraging participants to work together to achieve their goals and further the mission.

Ms. Astrid Kohl, Coordinator of the Governance and Peace Portfolio at GIZ Ghana, also attended the opening ceremony. In her remarks, she emphasized three crucial aspects to consider in training methodology: digitalization, inclusiveness, and dialogue. She emphasized the importance of leveraging technology to enhance learning, ensuring gender-responsiveness and inclusivity of diverse groups, and promoting KAIPTC as a place for dialogue and a safe space for peaceful conflict resolution and durable networks.

The inclusion of generic ToT modules in the course package was a significant addition, designed to equip participants with essential facilitation skills, regardless of their prior teaching experience.