KAIPTC’s WPSI to participate in Consultative Meeting to Silence The Guns in Africa

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KAIPTC’s Women, Peace and Security Institute to participate in Consultative Meeting to “Silence The Guns in Africa.”

The Women, Peace and Security Institute (WPSI) of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) will participate in a consultative meeting on: “Enhancing the Role of Regional Women, Peace and Security Forums to Silence the Guns in Africa through the implementation of The Women, Peace and Security agenda in Africa.” This is scheduled to take place in Ouagadougou,Burkina Faso from 29 – 30May2019.

This meeting is being held under the auspices of the Office of the Special Envoy of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), and it is convening Regional Women Peace Forums, Regional Economic Communities, Experts and Networks in Africa.

Among others, the meeting will:

  • Establish collaboration through the creation of a dialogue platform that will enable to share experiences, best practices and opportunities at a continental level;
  • Compare strategies for monitoring and acceleration of delivery on commitments on Women, Peace and Security Agenda;
  • Set up mechanisms for regular consultations and consolidation of efforts to enhance the role and leadership of women in the peace processes in Africa;
  • Initiate a campaign to enhance the role of women in silencing the Guns in Africa

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 till date trained and tutored over 21, 496 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.