Intelligence Support for Peace Operations Course (ISPO 21)

Peace and Security Studies

Course Duration: 03 -14 May, 2021 (two weeks)
Application Date: - Mar 31, 2021
Course Fee:
  • There will be no course fees. The following costs will be covered by the Centre (KAIPTC): facilitation fees, air travel, visa costs, food and accommodation.
  • Terms and Conditions:
  • The course is residential and course participants will be accommodated at KAIPTC. Feeding, accommodation and tuition will be provided at the Centre for the duration of the programme.
  • The course will be delivered in ONLY English
  • All nominated participants will have to show proof of adequate health insurance coverage prior to the commencement of the course. KAIPTC or the Swiss Confederation will not bear any costs caused by illness or accident.
  • No-shows or cancellation of confirmed participants: resulting costs are to be borne by the participant.
  • In short

    Course Date/Duration

    03 – 14 May, 2021 (two weeks)

    Course Capacity

    20 participants

    Target Group

    Military & Police pers, AU ECOWAS & UN Agencies staff, NGOs, Government Civilians with some basic Intel-background

    Course Language


    Application Deadline

    31 March 2021

    The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), Ghana – sponsored by Switzerland – will run a two weeks Intelligence Support for Peace Operations (ISPO) Course (2021).


    Course Outline

    The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre offers a two-week course on Intelligence Support for Peace Operations (ISPO) Course from 3rd – 14th May, 2021. This course provides the opportunity for future or experienced actors involved in peace operations to enhance their own professional skills in Intelligence Management (IM), with a goal to enhance the effectiveness of African personnel engaged in future peace operations. Intelligence management in times of crises is a critical issue considering the number of peace missions that are currently ongoing in Africa. This course will also help with the creation of a roster of trained personnel able to fill IM posts in missions e.g. UN and related areas as well as the African Standby Force (ASF) at Regional levels.

    Course Aim

    The aim of the course is to promote greater situational awareness through appropriate intelligence management methodologies in a multi-stakeholder environment in order to improve the quality of information provided to key decision makers in crisis operations, in order to enhance the effectiveness of those personnel engaged in future operations.

    Target Group

    The principal target audience for this ISPO course will be predominantly middle-level, AU and ECOWAS staff, personnel from Governments, UN, aid agencies, NGOs, Military and Police with some basic Intel-background, to understand each other’s operational role better, and thus improve cooperation in collecting, assessing and preparing information for better management and decision making at operational levels of an international multi-stakeholder peacekeeping and peace building operation. Selection will strive to achieve gender balance of participants as much as possible; and nominating participants who are / will be serving in current West African UN Missions.

    Course Content

    • Objective week 1: To equip participants from civilian, police and military peace operations with intelligence skills and procedures to better support decision making and contribute to mission success.
      • Content: Conflict Analysis, causes and consequences; Information concepts; IM in Decision making process; Early warning; Intro to JMAC; Information Cycle from collection to evaluation.
    • Objective week 2: To train Participants in how to apply intelligence skills acquired in driving decision making and to assess participants understanding of, and ability to apply intelligence concepts taught in week 1.
      • Content: Information reporting, – writing and drawing conclusions; Information Preparation of the Area of operation including Simulation Exercise; country / area information study.

    Teaching Method

    Presentations, discussions and Tabletop Exercises.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants are requested to kindly click on the “How to Apply” button to kindly fill and submit the online application form.

    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
    Col. Michael Kwami
    Course Director
    Tel.: 00233 (0) 244 222730
    Tel.: 00233 (0) 302 718200 Ext. 1060