Accra, Ghana – The Women, Peace and Security Institute (WPSI) of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), with support from the British Peace Support Team – Africa (BPST-Africa), has completed a Learning, Design and Development (LDD) workshop on Mentoring Leadership at KAIPTC. The LDD is an offspring of the KAIPTC Women Support Scheme initiative facilitated by WPSI, with support from GIZ to build the capacities of women working in the peace and security sectors to occupy top-level leadership positions the field, and to increase their participation and leadership in Peace Support Operations.
The maiden initiative developed under the support scheme is the ‘Inspiring African Women Leaders in Peace and Security (IAWL-PS) Programme which took off in 2019 in partnership with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy with support from GIZ. The first cohort of 16 women from 11 African countries are completing their year-long programme and the LDD on Mentoring Leadership event is the final chapter to groom them to effectively transfer their knowledge and skills to other women in their networks and to build a network of female transformational leaders who will promote the rights and interest of women and girls in the peace and security sector.
The three-day Mentoring Leadership Course LDD workshop, which was held from Monday, 12th October 2020 to Wednesday, 14th October 2020 was attended by representatives of the GIZ Support Team to the KAIPTC; the British Peace Support Team Africa in Kenya; the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), leadership experts, senior security sector personnel and staff of the KAIPTC.
For further information, please contact the Women Peace and Security Institute of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) on 0302-718200 ext. 1085/1087. You can find the WPSI on Facebook. You can further find out more about the WPSI on our website: http://wpsi.kaiptc.org/.
About the Women Peace and Security Institute:
The Women, Peace and Security Institute (WPSI) is an institute of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC). The Institute works to enhance the KAIPTC’s contribution to African capacity to fully implement the AU Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol) and the UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 and follow up resolutions on Women, Peace and Security in the context of Africa.This is achieved through building technical capacity, research, policy engagement and analysis on women, peace and security in order to better inform the broader security agenda in Africa.