Support to the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC)
Title: Support to the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC)
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Lead executing agency: Ghanaian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration
Overall term: 2018 to 2022
For peace missions in conflict areas, supraregional intervention forces such as the African Standby Force of the African Union (AU) and the Standby Force of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) require highly qualified civilian, police and military experts.
Training for these experts is provided, for example, at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) – one of three ECOWAS-certified training centres. Training topics include participation in peace support missions, conflict management and peace and security studies.
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has been supporting KAIPTC in the region since 2006. However, the training centre still faces institutional and financial challenges to its long-term survival. KAIPTC needs to meet the demands of its most important stakeholders more effectively, respond more quickly to the constantly changing peace and security situation in Africa and further diversify its commissioning parties.
The existence of KAIPTC is secure in the long term.
- The project advises on the development, planning, execution and evaluation of training services. To this end, it performs training requirements analyses with the AU and ECOWAS, presents innovative and future-oriented tools for training courses and builds up an e-learning infrastructure. It also promotes the participation of women in the African peace and security architecture.
- In addition, the project supports cooperation with regional and international partners and stakeholders in organisational development, strategic public relations work and the expansion of advisory and coordination services.
- A financing and acquisition strategy is intended to ensure the training centre’s long-term existence, for example through the strategic involvement of development partners, financial management based on international standards and the acquisition of new financing partners.
Last update: August 2021