Peace and Security Studies

Course Duration: 22 May - 2nd Jun, 2023 
Application Date: - Apr 10, 2023
Course Fee: Cost of travel, accommodation and feeding for participants will be covered by the KAIPTC. (Sponsored by Swiss Government) · The course will be delivered in ONLY English · Course Fee: All expenses for the course participants are covered by the Centre as the course is sponsored by the Swiss Government (airfare, feeding, accommodation and tuition will be provided at the Centre for the duration of the programme). Participants are however, required to show proof of having health insurance cover for the training
Terms and Conditions:
The course is residential and course participants will be accommodated at KAIPTC. · The following costs will be covered by the Government of Switzerland: facilitation fees, air travel from international airport, visa costs, food and accommodation. · 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

22 May – 2nd Jun, 2023

Course Capacity

30 participants

Target Group

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

Course Language


Application Deadline

10th April 2023

The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), Ghana – sponsored by Switzerland – will run a two weeks Intelligence Support for Peace Operations (ISPO) Course (2023).


Course Outline

The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre offers a two-week course on Intelligence Support for Peace Operations (ISPO) Course from 22nd May – 2nd  Jun, 2023. 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.

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 Emmanuel Sampson

Course Director

Tel.: 00233 (0)244519967

00233 (0) 302 718200 Ext.