10th July 2019: The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre is holding a one-day Learning Design and Development (LDD) workshop to set up the structure, approach and methodology for the Military Medical Support in the Humanitarian Arena (MMSHA) Course, scheduled to be piloted in November 2019.
The MMSHA course is a NATO certified one-week course which seeks to develop an understanding of humanitarian and military operational principles among participants, by focusing on military contributions to health infrastructures, and ways of strengthening health systems in natural disaster response and emergency environments.
The intent of this course is to create a space for discussions that facilitate the required understanding of interaction between military and civilian mid-career personnel that meet in humanitarian settings.
Participants at the workshop comprise personnel from the following institutions; the German Armed Forces Command and Staff College, the UN Headquarters Medical Service Department, Nevada Medical Intelligence Centre of the University of Nevada, USA, the Institute for research in International Assistance, Akkon University, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), King’s College London, UK, the 37-Military Hospital in Accra, and the Strategic Capital Development within Western Health and Social Care Trust, in the UK.
At the end of the workshop, the course concept and programme would be adapted into the African context to respond to the peculiar needs on the continent.
One key objective of the course is to test the knowledge and critical thinking skills of participants to recognise, analyse and act to provide the appropriate contributions within their organisations in emerging health and humanitarian challenges.
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 21,000 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.