Disarmament Demobilisation and Reintegration Course (DDRF 22)

Peace Support Operations

Course Duration: 07 – 18 February 2022
Application Date: - Dec 10, 2021
Course Fee:
  • Participants will be required to pay a commitment fee of $700.00 for the course.
  • Participants are to note this is not a course fee but a commitment.
  • Terms and Conditions:
  • Each participant will be required to take care of his or her travel expenses
  • Participants shall show proof of medical and travel insurance (covering covid-19) cover for duration of training in Ghana
  • KAIPTC will be responsible for participants’ accommodation and feeding for the duration of programme
  • In short

    Course Date/Duration

    07 – 18 February 2022

    Course Capacity

    20 participants

    Target Group

    Military, Police and Civilian mission staff, Individuals involved directly or indirectly with DDR or seeking deployment in DDR. (See full list below)

    Course Language

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

    Application Deadline

    10 December 2021

    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.

    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 peacebuilding;
    • 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.


    Learning Objectives

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


    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.


    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 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.


    Selection Process

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

    • Selection Board will decide on shortlisted and waitlisted applications (10th January 2022)
    • Shortlisted candidates will be asked to confirm their seats bindingly (11th January 2022)
    • Should not all shortlisted candidates confirm their seats, these will be offered to candidates on the waitlist on a “first come first served” basis

    Interested applicants are kindly requested to click on the “How to Apply” button in order to fill and submit the online application form. Only FULLY COMPLETED applications that are submitted via the application portal will be taken into consideration.

    Course Code: KAIPTC/PSO/DDRF/2/22

    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
    Augustine Owusu
    Course Director
    Tel: 00 233 (0) 302 718200 Ext 2130
    Mob: 00 233 (0) 209 909626
    Email: Augustine.Owusu@kaiptc.org