Press Releases

July 18, 2017

IGP calls for deeper collaboration between Police Service and KAIPTC

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) of Ghana, Mr. David Asante-Apeatu, has highlighted the need to strengthen the rapport between the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), and the Ghana Police Service, to achieve shared goals on peace and security in the nation and beyond. “We can further collaborate to explore other critical areas of policing, including counter terrorism, transnational organized crime, human trafficking and proliferation of small arms”. This move, he believes, will not only be beneficial to the Ghana Police Service, but also other Police Services within the ECOWAS sub-region.
June 27, 2017

Delegation from the African Union visits KAIPTC

A team of technical experts from the Peace and Security Department of the African Union have visited KAIPTC on a two-fold mission: to hold preliminary discussions on methodology for research on Ghana’s structural vulnerability assessment, and a planned establishment of a National Early Warning Centre at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ghana.
June 22, 2017

KAIPTC pilots a Trainer Of Trainers Course in Humanitarian Assistance in West Africa

In collaboration with the Austrian Ministry of Defense and Sports, the Austrian Development Agency, and the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, KAIPTC has rolled out a pilot Training of Trainers Course in Humanitarian Assistance in West Africa.
May 19, 2017

Defense Minister visits KAIPTC

The Minister for Defense, Honorable Dominic Nitiwul, as part of a familiarization visit to the 5 Garrisson, called on the Executive Management Committee of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), to get himself acquainted with the operations of the Centre.
May 19, 2017

KAIPTC Partners Austria to roll out Africa’s first Political Advisor Course for Peace Support Operations in Africa

The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) has partnered the Austrian Federal Ministry of Defense and Sports to develop the first-ever Political Advisor Course for Peace Support Operations in Africa. This course comes to critically fill a need and void in grooming Political Advisors who play a very critical role in providing leadership support for Commanders of Military Operations and Heads of Missions in Africa.
May 10, 2017

KAIPTC trains Research Staff of the Parliament of Zimbabwe

KAIPTC, at the request of the Parliament of Zimbabwe, has conducted a capacity building workshop in Policy Analysis and Design for selected staff of the Department of Research of the legislative body. The five-day workshop, aimed at equipping the participants with the requisite knowledge and skills in public analysis and design, in order to deliver effective technical and research assistance to committees and members of Parliament. Participants comprised research officers who all hold various academic qualifications from different disciplines such as Law, Economics, Political Science, Public Health, Gender studies, Humanities and Development Studies.
May 4, 2017

Experts Highlight Ghana’s Post-Election Highs and Lows at KAIPTC’s Reflection Security Series event

The aftermath of the 2016 general elections, has been marred by some worrying occurrences that threatened to unravel and overshadow the commendable democratic gains made through holding successful elections in December last year. The activities of vigilante groups, particularly, have raised a lot of eyebrows and concerns on the nation’s security and the effectiveness of its security institutions.
April 26, 2017

Prof. Albert calls on Regional Bodies to Deepen Peacebuilding Structures

Renowned Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Professor Isaac Olawale Albert, has charged regional bodies to deepen efforts geared towards the implementation of peacebuilding agenda globally. He noted that peacebuilding is a multiplicity of activities that demands partnership at the governmental, inter-governmental, non-governmental levels.
February 5, 2017

KAIPTC Ranks first in Sub-Saharan Africa On Global Go-To Think Tank Ranking

The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), has emerged the first institution in sub-Saharan Africa on the Global Go-To Think Tank Ranking. The KAIPTC also ranked second out of five institutions on the entire continent, who appeared on the global list of leading think tanks in foreign policy and international affairs. KAIPTC outranked the Institute for Security Studies and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), both in South Africa, and the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), Ghana.
February 5, 2017

KAIPTC holds Joint Graduation Ceremony

A total of 89 students graduated from the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), in a joint graduation ceremony held for students in the 2015/2016 classes of the Master of Arts in Conflict, Peace and Security, Master of Arts in Gender, Peace and Security, and the Executive Master of Arts in Conflict, Peace and Security.