Police Pre-Deployment Training
17 November 2016
Sixty participants, comprising 30 males and 30 females, from the Ghana Police Service, have begun a two-week in Police Pre-Deployment Training (PPD) course, at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC).
This course will build the capacity of the officers to be ethically oriented and professionally competent, especially for the mission they are being trained for, which is the African Union in Somalia (AMISOM).
Welcoming the participants during the opening ceremony, the Deputy Commandant of the KAIPTC, Brigadier General Emmanuel Kotia noted that “the course is aimed at providing operational capacity building and enhancing your individual law enforcement skills and knowledge; improve your personal relations and teamwork in diverse cultures and to promote a common understanding of international policing in conflict resolution”.
The participants will be taken through topics such as nature of conflicts, peacekeeping organizations, human rights standards, respect for diversity, code of conduct, mentoring and advising and many other interesting topics which will be accompanied by several practical exercises and role plays.
The course will end on 25th November, 2016.
For further information, please contact the Corporate Affairs Unit of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) on 0302-718200 ext 1104. You can find the KAIPTC on Facebook as: www.facebook.com/thekofiannaninternationalpeacekeepingtrainingcentre 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.