WADPI utilizes Engagement specialists who work with the countries in advance of the training, conduct high level discussions about WADPI with the Disaster Management Organizations (DMOs) and senior officials from some select Ministries, Government Agencies, Departments and all Stakeholders involved in disaster management. The engagement with the countries among other things is to provide potential participants with detailed course description and facilitate the criteria of participant selection.  This strategy has contributed Nations efforts in identifying the right personnel with the required experience and skills necessary to participate in the training.

Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) expands on its long standing relationships with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and bilateral relationships with Member States

• Mentoring relationship between Ghana’s National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) and the other national disaster management agencies in the region
• On-going USAFRICOM sponsored programs in disaster management which has been in existence since 2010
• Coordinating efforts of ECOWAS and the African Union (AU)
• Final selection of 60-70 participants per country for 3 weeks training at KAIPTC and NADMO     concurrently. Target groups are drawn from all ministries, departments and agencies involved in the various partner nations’ disaster management system.


The WADPI training is segmented into a rich modular curricula that incorporated a blend of technological, biological and social scientific tenets – Operations track, Health Track and Composite Track - designed to enhance participant competencies as well as skills. Beneficiary countries trained for a total of 3 weeks each with the Planners and Information Technology Software Platform Boot Camp kicking off training in the first week usually with 10 participants each for both groups. Thereafter, the main group of participants, averaging about 60 per country, focused on the following thematic areas in the second till third week; Ebola Awareness, Basic First Responder, One Health, Operations and Composite.