The Training Department develops and delivers internationally recognized multidimensional peace support operations courses. These are targeted at middle level military, police and gendarmerie personnel and civilians involved in peace operations at the regional and continental level.
The department also collaborates with partners to host peace and security programmes and activities at regional and continental level.
In addition, it administers pre-deployment training for the Ghana Armed Forces and advises the KAIPTC Commandant on experience sharing opportunities between regional armies.
In view of the constantly evolving context of peacekeeping, the effects of global security dynamics and also in ensuring its courses remain relevant to the global, continental and regional security needs, all KAIPTC courses have a built-in review system that allows for minor content review after each course has run and major content review every 18-24 months.
Most of our short-term training courses require participants to pay a non-refundable commitment fee of between $500 to $1000. In a few cases, participants also have to make their own flight arrangements to attend a course.
Short-term training courses run at the Centre offer an in-built scholarship/bursary covering tuition fees, full board accommodation and administrative overheads.
The Centre uses the Collaborative Problem Based Learning (CPBL) approach in all training courses. Participants learn through working together and sharing ideas and experiences to find solutions to problems.
Training is contextualized to reflect regional and continental issues. Regular reviews ensure currency and pertinence of subject matter taught.
We emphasize diversity among participants in terms of academic background, culture, religion, gender and background experience. This ensures a range of perspectives are brought to discussions. The process stimulates learning, and helps develop problem-solving skills.
Every year, the Centre runs an average of 30 short courses which are around two weeks long*.Since the conduct of its first training in November 2004, the KAIPTC has organized and delivered over 431 peace and security related courses.
The KAIPTC has trained over 14995 participants from all over. Most participants are from West Africa and the wider African continent though others come from Europe, the Americas and Asia.