Disarmament Demobilisation and Reintegration Course

Peace Support Operations

Course Duration: 04 - 15 February 2019
Application Date: - Dec 20, 2018
Course Fee: $500.00(Commitment Fee)
Terms and Conditions:
  • English with French translation will be used for facilitation at the course
  • KAIPTC will be responsible for participants’ accommodation and feeding for the duration of programme
  • Participants shall show proof of medical and travel insurance cover for duration of training in Ghana

Course aim

The Course, through building individual 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 involved in the planning, coordination and conduct of DDR programmes, properly reflecting new developments involved in the field of DDR”.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the concepts, policies and 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. Suggest the different ways by which DDR programmes are planned and implemented;
  5. Acquire practical skills necessary when working on DDR;
  6. Suggest solutions on how DDR can be adapted to new environments and contexts.


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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;

  • UNDPKO, UNDP and other UN agencies and their
  • field offices;
  • National DDR Commissions and MDA’s;
  • Multilateral agencies; World Bank, EU;
  • INGO’s, NGO’s and Academic Institutions

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.


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;

  1. Introduction to DDR, Legal and Policy Frameworks;
  2. Planning for DDR;
  3. Structures and Operations
  4. Support to DDR;
  5. Reintegration;
  6. Cross Cutting Issues;
  7. Final Exercise


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 (First week of January 2019)
  • Shortlisted candidates will be asked to confirm their seats bindingly
  • Should not all shortlisted candidates confirm their seats, these will be offered to candidates on the waitlist on “first come first served” basis


Contact at KAIPTC

Marylyn Agblor
Training Coordinator
Tel: +233 (0)302 718 200
Fax: +233 (0)302 718 201
Mail: marylyn.agblor@kaiptc.org


Mr. Augustine Owusu
Course Director
Tel: 00 233 (0) 302 718 200
Email: Augustine.Owusu@kaiptc.org