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KAIPTC 2021-2022 Inspiring African Women Leadership in Peace and Security Programme

The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Ghana will run an 8-month Inspiring African Women Leadership in Peace and Security Programme with support from GIZ, BPST-A & GCSP. Since the adoption of the landmark United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 in 2000 there is an increased effort at international, regional and national levels to systematically integrate gender perspectives into peace and security discourse, policy and practice.

In spite of all these efforts, globally, there remains a gap with regard to women’s presence, leadership and participation in Peace Support Operations (PSOs) from the grassroots community level through the national, regional, to the international level.

The KAIPTC since the adaptation of its Gender Policy has been applying an affirmative action system aimed at increasing female participation in courses but this has yielded marginal results. This coupled with the Centre’s 2019-2023 Strategic Plan seeks to among other things, to “Enhance KAIPTC’s contribution to fully implement the African Union (AU) Protocol on the African Charter on the rights of women in Africa (Maputo Protocol) and the UNSCR 1325”. In line with the KAIPTC’s third strategic objective and linked to a needs-based training portfolio which is specifically considering gender-specific aspects, the Centre envisages an increase demand for women leadership in PSO in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the AU. It is in line with this that the Women Peace and Security Institute (WPSI) together with the GIZ Support Programme to the KAIPTC developed and established this Women

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About Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC)

Based in Ghana, the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre provides training and research in peacekeeping and peaceoperations. Established in 1998, headed by Maj-Gen Clayton Yaache, it formally began operations in 2002.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 (ECOW... read more


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KAIPTC African Women Leadership Program


Aim and Benefits of KAIPTC African Women Leadership Program

It is expected that through the programme the participants will be able to:

  • Apply leadership and mentorship skills set acquired to effectively guide and mentor other women in the peace and security environment;
  • Design and implement concrete short, medium and long-term plans and actions that respond to the needs of their environment;
  • Design interventions that target and increase participation of women at all levels;
  • Apply skills developed to harness, lobby, advocate and/or mobilize support to implement their designed projects through this network, plus further linkages, and processes across other environment;
  • Contribute to effective change in peacebuilding environments, and strengthen enabling environments (including institutional) for peacebuilding stakeholders to implement desired changes.

Requirements for KAIPTC African Women Leadership Program Qualification

  • An applicant must be a citizen of and resident in an African country at the time of application;
  • An applicant should have at least two years of working experience in the peace and security field in a mid- level management position at the time of applying for the course;
  • The applicant must show potential for leadership in their field of work;
  • The Applicant must show ability to apply themselves and undertake the full rigors of the programme;
  • Women working with grassroots community-based organisation are strongly encouraged to apply

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Application Deadline

September 3, 2021


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) on lms.kaiptc.org to apply

For more details,visit KAIPTC website



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