The Prime Minister of Norway, Her Excellency Erna Solberg has paid a visit to theKofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC).
Her Excellency marked the historic visit by planting a tree in KAIPTC’s Peace Garden.
The Government of Norway has been one of KAIPTC’s Core Funders over the years, and therefore a major propeller of KAIPTC’s vision to become the leading and preferred International Centre for training, education and research focused on ensuring a peaceful and secure Africa.
Through the financial and technical support of the Government of Norway, KAIPTC has trained over 21,000 personnel in Conflict Prevention, Conflict Analysis and Mediation, Election observation and management, Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism, Conflict-Related Sexual Violence, Responsibility To Protect and a host of other courses.
Additionally, KAIPTC has also, through the support of the Norwegian Government, established a world-class research department that undertakes research in the thematic areas in Peace and Security. In recent years, the research department has launched and published two flagship publications – the Annual Review of Peace Support Operations and the Journal of African Peace and Security (JAPS), making KAIPTC the first ECOWAS Training Centre of Excellence (TCE) in West Africa to publish a Journal.
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.