KAIPTC PhD students complete first phase of presentations on research proposals.

KAIPTC PhD students complete first phase of presentations on research proposals.

April 1, 2019: The KAIPTC commenced the delivery of a PhD in International Conflict Management in 2015 and has so far admitted three (3) cohorts.

As part of the requirements for the programme, candidates are expected to deliver presentations on their chosen areas of research to receive guidance, pruning and fine-tuning of their topics from a panel, and for the panel to assess the viability and relevance of their topics. These are critical preliminary steps prior to the actual commencement of the research project.

Four PhD candidates, with the help of astute supervisors, have submitted research proposals with topics centred around human security challenges on Ivorian refugees in Ghana, countermeasures on protecting electronic health records, peacebuilding, and maritime conflict management.

Candidates will be expected to present their full proposals at a future scheduled meeting, after which they will have regular presentations as their works progress. The candidates have displayed preparedness, determination and enthusiasm in ensuring that their works are finished successfully and on time.

The candidates are Moses Kwame Delase Betsoe, Akatue Rebecca, Mr. Osei Bonsu Collins and Mr. Pius X Ampere.

At KAIPTC, PhD students accepted into the programme are expected to receive interdisciplinary training and opportunities.

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 recognized institution and has to date trained and tutored over 18,500 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.