Conflict Prevention Course (CPC 21)

Conflict Prevention Course (CPC 21)

Conflict Management

Course Duration: 05 to 16 July 2021 (two weeks)
Application Date: - May 31, 2021
Course Fee:
  • Participants are required to pay a non-refundable course fee of $500.00 not later than a week to the commencement of the course.
  • Air travel to and from Accra will be the participants’ responsibility.
  • Participants will bear the cost for their visa on arrival fees and health insurance.
  • Terms and Conditions:
  • Participants are obliged to follow the COVID – 19 protocols and guidelines of the Ghana Government and KAIPTC without any exception.
  • Participants will respect KAIPTC values during their stay at KAIPTC and also respect the laws of Ghana.
  • The course is residential and course participants will be fed and accommodated at the KAIPTC.
  • The KAIPTC will NOT accept responsibility for individual medical, travel or other insurance. Participants are strongly advised to arrange their own insurance coverage for the duration of the training.
  • For NO-SHOW or last-minute cancellations, resulting costs are to be borne by the participant.
  • In short

    Course Date/Duration

    05 to 16 July 2021 (two weeks)

    Course Capacity

    24 participants

    Target Group

    See details below

    Course Language

    English

    Application Deadline

    31 May 2021

    BACKGROUND

    Since the end of the Cold War, Africa has experienced various forms of armed conflicts, which have claimed millions of lives and displaced many others either as refugees or internally displaced persons.  Some of these conflicts have led to the collapse of state and societal structures and the proliferation of small arms and light weapons amongst others. Although efforts are being made at the levels of the African Union (AU) Commission and Regional Economic Communities/Regional Mechanisms to respond to conflict situations, much remains to be done to ensure that appropriate conditions are created to make the recurrence of such conflicts difficult, if not impossible.  In many countries across the continent, the conditions that lead to violent conflict are prevalent.  This partly explains why most people believe that military interventions and election related conflicts ought to have been confined to history globally, Africa still faces such threats.  The experiences in some African countries underscore the stark conflict realities on the continent.  Indications are that there are some countries in Africa where potentials for similar kinds of conflict are rife.

    As a contribution to the conflict prevention efforts of the AU and ECOWAS in particular, KAIPTC will run the Conflict Prevention Course from 5 – 16 July 2021.  The core elements of the training will be drawn from the Conflict Prevention Resource Pack for Civilian Actors which was developed through a collaboration between KAIPTC and the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) with the support of the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ), as a comprehensive civilian-driven operational strategy for conflict prevention and peacebuilding for West Africa in support of the ECOWAS Conflict Prevention Framework (ECPF).

    COURSE AIM

    The overall aim of the course is to provide knowledge and expertise on conflict prevention through an understanding and explanation of the factors that cause and trigger conflicts.  Hence, the course will contribute to the implementation of the ECPF and the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA)

    COURSE CONTENT

    This course puts the work of conflict prevention experts in context by offering an enhanced explanation of specific methods and techniques applied in preventing conflict.  The course content is in three modules covering seventeen lessons.  There will be an exercise at the end of the course to consolidate on the modules/lessons covered during the course.

    TARGET GROUP

    The course will target a mixed group of practitioners in the field and those who are looking forward to be inserted in an operational theatre.  In view of the two-sided approach to the course, priority will be given to personnel working with communities on the frontlines, Non-Governmental Organizations and multilateral organizations in ECOWAS member states.  The selection process will also strive to include personnel from the ECOWAS Standby Force (ESF), AU Commissions and United Nations.  Selection will as much as possible strive to achieve gender balance.

    TEACHING METHOD

    The Collaborative Problem Based Learning approach will be used in the delivery of the course hence course participants will play active role under the guidance of experienced team of facilitators.  The course content will thus be delivered using a combination of tools such as lectures, case studies, small group works, brainstorming and exercises.

    SELECTION PROCESS

    The selection process will involve submission of bio-data through the KAIPTC application portal after which applicants will be screened and shortlisted.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Interested applicants are requested to kindly fill and submit an online application form.
    Access the application form using the button “How to apply”

    Contact at KAIPTC

    For administrative issues For course content issues
    Mrs Marylyn Agblor
    Training Coordination Officer
    Tel.  00 233 (0) 302 718200 Ext. 1012
    Fax. 00 233 (0) 302 718201
    Email: marylyn.agblor@kaiptc.org
    Email: nss.trainingcord@kaiptc.org
    Colonel Murtala Mohammed
    Course Director
    Tel.: +233 (0) 302 718200 Ext 1316
    Mobile: +233 (0) 552 346068
    Email: murtala.mohammed@kaiptc.org