Disarmament Demobilisation and Reintegration Course (DDRF 21)

Peace Support Operations

Course Duration: 01 – 12 February 2021 (2 weeks)
Application Date: - Dec 20, 2020
Course Fee:
  • Each participant will be required to take care of his or her travel expenses and pay a commitment fee of 700.00USD.
  • KAIPTC will be responsible for participants’ accommodation and feeding for the duration of programme.
  • Terms and Conditions:
  • KAIPTC will be responsible for participants’ accommodation and feeding for the duration of programme.
  • In short

    Course Date/Duration

    01 – 12 February 2021

    Course Capacity

    20 participants

    Target Group

    Military, Police and Civilian mission staff, Individuals involved directly or indirectly with DDR or seeking deployment in DDR.

    Course Language

    English with French translation will be used for facilitation at the course

    Application Deadline

    20 December 2020

    Course Aim

    The Course, through building practical and theoretical skills, aims at enhancing the capacity and effectiveness of UN, Regional, Sub-regional, National and other institutions to perform peace operations by providing participants with a comprehensive, conceptual and operational level understanding of the principles, procedures and up to date practices and new trends involved in the planning, coordination and conduct of DDR programmes and DDR related tools.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Understand the concepts, policies, strategies of DDR
    2. Identify the components, activities and other issues related to DDR
    3. Identify the different actors and institutions involved in DDR
    4. Recognize how DDR programmes and DDR related tools are planned and implemented
    5. Demonstrate practical skills necessary when working on DDR
    6. Understand how DDR can be adapted to new environments and contexts


    Selection Process

    After the deadline, the selection board will meet and decide selection based on merit and a balanced class composition. The process will be as following:

    • Selection Board will decide on shortlisted and waitlisted applications (5thJanuary 2021)
    • Shortlisted candidates will be asked to confirm their seats bindingly (6thJanuary 2021)
    • Should not all shortlisted candidates confirm their seats, these will be offered to candidates on the waitlist on “first come first served” basis


    Target Group

    • Individuals involved directly or indirectly with DDR programmes
    • Individuals intending to seek deployment in DDR
    • Military, Police and Civilian mission staff
    • Researchers in the area of DDR and broader peace building
    • Other groups supported by client organizations
      • DPO, UNDP and other UN agencies and their field offices
      • National DDR Commissions and MDA’s
      • ECOWAS/AU
      • Multilateral agencies; World Bank, EU
      • INGO’s, NGO’s, CBO’s and Academic Institutions.


    Course Content

    The course aims to enhance participant’s knowledge and skills in the application of best practices in DDR through knowledge, skills and attitude in the following modules:

    • Introduction to DDR, Legal and Policy Frameworks
    • Planning for DDR
    • Structures and Operations
    • Support to DDR
    • Reintegration
    • Cross Cutting Issues


    Eligibility Criteria

    In addition to the KAIPTC corporate eligibility criteria, priority would be given to:

    • Operational/mid-level personnel
    • Participants who have at least 6 months’ experience working on DDR
    •  programmes or other related areas
    • Participants from countries about to embark on DDR
    • Gender balance


    Pedagogical Approach

    These approaches are methods to be used in facilitating the Course:

    • Presentations
    • Simulations
    • Panel discussions
    • Group work
    • Case Studies
    • Exercises
    • Table discussions and
    • Role Plays

    Course Code: KAIPTC/PSO/DDRF/2/20 Course Director: Mr. Augustine Owusu
    Only fully completed applications that are submitted via the application portal will be taken into consideration.


    Contact at KAIPTC

    For course content issues
    Augustine Owusu
    Course Director
    Tel: 00 233 (0) 302 718200 Ext 2130
    Mob: 00 233 (0) 209909626
    Email: Augustine.Owusu@kaiptc.org