KAIPTC Governing Board holds 43rd meeting

Accra, Ghana: The Governing Board of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) on 12-14 July, 2023 held its 43rd meeting to deliberate on the progress of the action plans of the Centre in the year under review and strategize for the future.

The meeting, which is held every trimester, affords the Board the opportunity to assess the performance of the Centre in keeping with its core mandate and strategic plans, review audited accounts, and discuss critical issues to improve the performance of the Centre.

The KAIPTC Governing Board plays a critical role in ensuring effective and transparent corporate governance of the Centre.

Vice Admiral Seth Amoama, Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) chaired the meeting on behalf of Hon. Dominic Nitiwul, the Minister of Defence.

Major General Richard Addo Gyane, Commandant, KAIPTC, in his welcome address, noted that the KAIPTC’s current five-year Strategic Plan will end in December 2023, and informed the Board that the Centre had initiated processes to develop a new strategic plan.

He expressed confidence that the draft strategic plan would be ready before the next Governing Board Meeting for approval.

He said management had put in place measures to offset some performance gaps that were identified in the review of the current strategic plan and position the Centre to be able to complete the current plan on a higher note.

Dr Ben Jabik, the Head of Monitoring and Evaluation, KAIPTC, delivered a presentation on the 2023 Mid-Year Monitoring Report, which provided an overview of the progress tracked against the work plan for the year.

The Governing Board includes the following Standing Members: Minister of Defence (Chairperson), Ghana; Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs & Regional Integration, Ghana (Deputy Chairperson), Ghana; Chief of The Defence Staff, Ghana; Inspector-General of Police, Ghana; Commandant, KAIPTC; President, ECOWAS Commission, and President, AU Commission.

Other Members of the Board are UN Resident Coordinator, Ghana; Director, Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD), University of Ghana; Representative of CDD-Ghana, and Chief Director, Ministry of Defence (Member/Secretary), Ghana.

The Board also comprise Ambassadors from Development Partners: Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Nigeria, Norway, Switzerland and United Kingdom.