German Government supports KAIPTC Pilot Three (3) New Courses on Child Protection, DSSA & VET and PCVET

Some female participants of the Child Protection pilot course

Research and monitoring of evolving trends, and a commitment to maintaining peace and security on the continent, has led the Centre to develop specialized training courses and programmes that practically addresses various security treats in the sub region.  The courses were developed with the support of the Government of Germany to enhance the capacity of security actors.

The Child Protection Course for Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) was successfully piloted on 10th to 21 July 2023with 46 participants from various law enforcement agencies in Ghana, Gambia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone following a Learning, Design and Development (LDD) workshop in June 2023.


Participants from the Ghana Immigration Service at the Child Protection pilot course

In light of the global rise in violent extremism, two (2) courses i.e., the Prevention and Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorism (PCVET) Generic Course and the Defense and Security Sector Actors and Violent Extremism and Terrorism (DSSA & VET) Course were both piloted on 14 – 18 August 2023 and  4 -8 September 2023 respectively.

Officials from KAIPTC with the MNJTF Force Commander after the closing ceremony of the PCVET generic pilot course (in session) in N’djamena, Chad


The PCVET was held in Chad with 34 personnel of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) whiles the DSSA & VET Course was held at the KAIPTC with 27 security personnel from Ghana, Mali, Cameroon, Nigeria and Switzerland.

The last two courses forms part of the ECOWAS Peace and Security Architecture and Operations (EPSAO) project also funded by the Government of Germany (and  co-funded by the European Union).

These new training courses underscore KAIPTC’s commitment to working with its partners to provide relevant training that directly addresses the evolving security needs and challenges.