KAIPTC opens admissions for its Executive and Weekend MA in Conflict, Peace and Security Programmes

The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) has announced admissions for both its Executive and Weekend Masters in Conflict, Peace and Security Programmes for the 2019/2020 academic year.

The Masters Programmes aim to equip students with effective tools for analytical thinking, good judgement, leadership and other critical managerial skills in Conflict, Peace and Security.

At the end of the course, graduates will be equipped with specialised knowledge and skills to play a meaningful role in management and provide professional leadership in Peace Support Operations, Regional Organizations, Peace Councils, Civil Society Organizations as well as Non-Governmental Organizations. The course is also aimed at preparing interested individuals for a career in Peace and Security.

The Masters Programmes are open to participants in Africa and beyond. Individuals from the following groups/organisations are earnestly encouraged to apply; Security and Intelligence Agencies, International and Regional Organizations (e.g., UN, AU, SADC, ECOWAS), Civil Society Groups, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Public Servants, Members of the Legislature/ Parliament/Judiciary, Future Political Leaders.

The courses available for the 2019/2020 academic year will include components such asGovernance and Leadership in Africa, Good Governance and Democratic Practice in Africa and Youth and Conflicts in Africa.

Admission to the Master’s Programmes requires a good Bachelor’s Degree; second class lower or better and basic understanding and comprehension of English. Admissions are open until Friday, 23rdAugust, 2019.

Interested individuals may contact the registry of KAIPTC or visit the centre’s website at kaiptc.org to apply and for further details.


For further information, please contact the Corporate Affairs Unit of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) on +233302-718200 ext 1104/1203 or +233 550 303030. You can find the KAIPTC on Facebook and twitter as: @Kaiptcgh. You can further find out more about the KAIPTC on our website: www.kaiptc.org.

About the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre:

The Ghana Ministry of Defence (MoD) established the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in 1998 and commissioned it in 2004. The purpose was to build upon and share Ghana’s five decades of internationally acclaimed experience and competence in peace operations with other states in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region and the rest of Africa. This was in recognition of the need for training military, police and civilian men and women to meet the changing demands of multidimensional peace operations. The Centre is one of the three (3) Peacekeeping Training Centres of Excellence mandated by the ECOWAS to offer training in peacekeeping and peace support operations (PSO) in Africa.

The Centre delivers training courses in three thematic areas; Peace Support Operations, Conflict Management and Peace and Security Studies and also runs Masters and PhD programmes in same. The KAIPTC has a world-class research department that undertakes research in the thematic areas in Peace and Security. Located in Accra, Ghana, the KAIPTC is an internationally recognised institution and has to date trained and tutored over 21, 496 participants and students since its inception.

KAIPTC is a gender-sensitive organisation and committed to gender equality. Following the launch of its gender policy in 2014, the Centre has mainstreamed gender into its policies and programmes, and integrates same in its focal areas, namely training, research and postgraduate education. The Centre has developed a Sexual Harassment policy and fully oriented employees on same. It has also provided a Nursing and Childcare Centre and instituted a paternity leave policy, all with the aim to create a conducive work environment at KAIPTC.