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Thirty Participants trained in Multidimensional Peace Operations Course at KAIPTC

Thirty Participants trained in Multidimensional Peace Operations Course at KAIPTC
19 May 2017


 
Thirty participants have received two weeks of training in Multi-Dimensional Peace Operations (MDPO) at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC).

The course which brought together participants with diverse backgrounds from 18 different countries,  primarily aims at  tutoring them to comprehensively understand the nature of African conflicts,  the main actors involved in MDPO, and the different functions they play in missions. It also covers the rule of law and the dynamics and legal framework of MDPOs.

In an interview with Mr. Baiye Mbu Nelson, a course participant from Nigeria, he revealed that the course has been very beneficial, as it illustrated the operational realities in peacekeeping operations.
The elated participant also stated that the course has aided them to increase their knowledge in peacekeeping missions; “the programme has directly helped us to build our capacity for field missions through the practicalities and challenges of peacekeeping we encountered in our two week training”, he said.
Commandant of KAIPTC, AVM Griffiths Evans, in his closing remarks highly commended the participants for their demonstrable commitment towards the training.

“The training gave you the opportunity to test the concepts you have learnt during the exercise ‘CARANA’. I am told you also underwent some brain-cracking and endured sleepless nights to work on presentations on current peacekeeping operations; I want to heartily congratulate you all for your hard work and for successfully completing this course”, he said.

The MDPO course has several modules which include Gender in Peace Operations, Responsibility to Protect, Protection of Civilians, Media and other important themes.

The Swiss Government significantly supported in developing, reviewing, financing and delivering the course.  

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For further information, please contact the Corporate Affairs Unit of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) on 0302-718200 ext 1104/1203. You can find the KAIPTC on facebook as: @kaiptcgh or on 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 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-recognized institution and has till date trained and tutored over 14,000 participants and students since its inception.