The Faculty of Academic Affairs and Research (FAAR) was established as the Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution Department in 2004 as the research arm of the KAIPTC.
Initially, its focus was on research-based training courses on peacekeeping, and academic publications on issues affecting mandates of peacekeeping missions on the African continent.
In 2009, as the KAIPTC’s work and structure evolved the department adopted a project-based system and created Research and Thematic Programmes. In 2011, the department expanded to include academic programmes thereby becoming the first African peacekeeping training centre to run postgraduate courses.
Academic Affairs which runs and coordinates the academic programmes at the Centre on conflict, peace and security, gender, peace and security and international conflict management. It leads academic curriculum development and provides technical assistance on academic curricula and administration and teaching.
Research and Thematic Programmes which produces publications, develops training and academic courses, plans and manages projects and supports policy activities for African peace and security.
The department is headed by a Director. He is supported by a Deputy Director, who heads the Research and Thematic Programmes, and a Dean who heads Academic Affairs.
The FAAR programmes equip students with the academic foundation, analytical tools and practical skills necessary for conflict prevention, peacemaking, peacekeeping, peacebuilding and reconstruction roles within broadly inclusive and participatory environments.
The current list of programmes includes:
Certificate in Gender, Peace and Security
Master of Arts in Gender, Peace and Security
Master of Arts in Conflict, Peace and Security
Master of Arts in Conflict, Peace and Security (Executive Weekend)
PhD in International Conflict Management
The KAIPTC is under the mentorship of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) with respect to its tertiary level programmes.
Lecturers are drawn from an experienced and widely published internal and adjunct faculty.
The quality and further development of the programmes is advised by an Academic Board and coordinated by an Academic Administrative Committee.