EU & GIZ donate IT equipment to boost peacekeeping training at KAIPTC

The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) received a significant boost in its technological capabilities with generous donations from the European Union (EU) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The donation is part of a wider initiative under the ECOWAS Peace and Security Architecture and Operations project which is funded the two institutions.

This new equipment made up of 30 laptops, three projectors, a conference machine, and 10 pieces of 75-inch interactive screens marks a new era of collaboration and learning for peacekeepers across the ECOWAS region.

KAIPTC has over the years established itself as a hub of innovation and collaboration, attracting peacekeepers from across the region eager to acquire advanced skills and utilize cutting-edge technology. This latest equipment infusion further elevates the center’s capabilities, allowing its impact to ripple beyond its walls and strengthen the entire ECOWAS Peace and Security Architecture



The Commandant of the Centre, Major General Richard Addo-Gyane, in his remarks expressed deepest gratitude to the EU and the German government for their unwavering support. He highlighted Germany’s consistent contributions, particularly in establishing the center’s server room and providing ongoing critical equipment. The long-standing partnership, he said allows KAIPTC to remain at the forefront of peacekeeping training.



The European Union Ambassador to Ghana, Irchad Razaaly, reaffirmed the EU’s steadfast commitment to fostering peace and security in the region. He emphasized the EU’s continued support for initiatives that enhance regional resilience and institutional capacity, highlighting the valuable role KAIPTC plays in achieving these goals.

The Deputy Head of Delegation at the German Embassy in Ghana, H.E. Ms. Sivine Jansen also in her remarks emphasized that the donation aims to strengthen KAIPTC’s contributions to the ECOWAS Peace and Security Architecture and Operations (EPSAO).

Through capacity building in peace support operations, Ms. Jansen hoped that the donation will ultimately help in empowering peacekeepers with the knowledge and tools they need to navigate the complex challenges of peace support operations.

“We believe that fostering a culture of innovation within peacekeeping forces, where they embrace technological advancements, will be key to achieving lasting peace and prosperity in the region,” Ms. Jansen said.

Also present at the ceremony was the Resident Representative of the ECOWAS Commission, Ambassador Baba Gana Wakil.