Accra: In June 2021, the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), together with the German Government, achieved another feat to support the fulfilment of continental frameworks such as the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA). The milestone was the roll-out of the first edition of the “Comprehensive Medical Support in Complex Emergencies (CMSCE) Course’ to build the capacity of relevant personnel working in critical PSO environments.
Funded by Germany, the week-long course is designed to; train and sensitize military, police and civilians working in emergency crises and critical environments; acquaint them with the knowledge to understand different agendas, and promote an integrated health response through enhanced interoperability across civilian and military actors in complex emergencies. The course is unique in two ways; firstly, it is the maiden medical course to be hosted at KAIPTC, and secondly, it is also similarly offered at the German Armed Forces Command and Staff College.
At the opening ceremony, the Deputy Commandant of KAIPTC, Air Cdre George Arko-Dadzie expressed his delight and the honour for KAIPTC to host the maiden course. He expressed his deepest gratitude to the German Government for the funding support.
The course hosted 18 participants from Germany, Cameroon, Uganda, Togo, Pakistan, Niger, Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana who were Senior Medical Officers from UN/ECOWAS, Force Medical Officers, International Civilian and Military personnel working in complex emergency environments.
The team of facilitators comprised experts from Training Institutions in Africa, Universities from the US and Europe, NGOs, Peacekeeping Practitioners, and academia.
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: @KaiptcGh and Instagram: @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 25,207 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.