Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center

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The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC) is a facility for the training of armed forces for international peace operations and the further development of international peace operations by West African troops in Accra , the capital of Ghana . Commander of KAPTC is Major General ( Major-General ) John Attipoe . In the KAIPTC civil, police and military forces are trained for use in international peace missions. The facility was named after the former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan .


The KAIPTC was set up on a training base of the Ghanaian military ( Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College in Teshie) with international support as a multinational center for the creation and support of West African operations within the framework of international peace missions under the umbrella of the Economic Community of West African States ( ECOWAS ) was founded. The KAIPTC was intended to support the growing importance of African states in international peacekeeping.

The Ghanaian military has been participating in UN peace missions since the early 1960s. The KAIPTC should process and pass on the vast experience in this area. In May 1998 the Ghana's Ministry of Defense decided to found the KAIPTC in Accra for the further education and training of West African troops for work in UN peace missions. The KAIPTC was planned and founded as a training base for at least the entire western part of the continent.

The opening ceremony took place on January 24, 2004 in the presence of high-ranking international and national politicians such as the then German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder , the Ghanaian President John Agyekum Kufuor , the Ghanaian Defense Minister Kwame Addo-Kufuor and the ECOWAS Executive Secretary Ibn Chambas .


The KAIPTC is supported internationally financially and through the provision of experienced teaching staff. Germany has supported the KAIPTC with 6 million euros since it was founded. Due to the great German support, the auditorium on the KAIPTC site was named after the former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder Halle . Between 2004 and 2008 a further 3.5 million euros are to be made available for the KAIPTC. Funding from Canada , Denmark , the European Union , France , India , Italy , the Netherlands , Norway , Spain , Switzerland , Great Britain and the USA were essential for the development of the KAIPTC .

Equipment and seminars

The first course was successfully held in November 2003. There are currently two work rooms for approx. 30 seminar participants, four seminar rooms for approx. 25 participants and three conference rooms with the latest technology available on the site. An auditorium with 203 seats is also open to larger events. In the CAST (Command and Staff Trainer Room), more than 40 seminar participants are trained using state-of-the-art simulators for conducting operations in crisis areas.

In training courses and seminars, the participants from the various military units are shown interdisciplinary operations in crisis areas. In addition to military skills, training units in security, diplomacy and administrative tasks are taught. The trainers attach particular importance to internationally designed task forces and the particular problems encountered when deployed in a wide variety of crisis areas in politically, culturally and economically sensitive regions. The test persons are also trained to work as election observers.

The KAIPTC has specialized in the education and training of executives in international peace missions. 43 courses (as of February 7, 2007) have already been carried out successfully. In February 2007 alone, five more courses are to be held and 17 further courses by the end of November 2007. Over 3000 participants from 70 countries have taken part in the seminars so far.

Head of KAIPTC

The Ghanaian-run KAIPTC is supported by an international team. Air Vice Marshal Chris EK Dovlo is in command of the KAIPTC training facility. The commander is supported by an international team from Nigeria, Mail, Ghana, the USA, Switzerland and Germany to carry out the daily work.

There are three departments within the KAIPTC, also with international staff:

  • Training department with course directors and a training evaluation & development unit
  • Development department with program managers
  • Administration for the vital support of daily operations.

The work of the KAIPTC in the field of education, training and training for peace missions is internationally recognized and also offers graduate studies.


  1. Biography on the KAIPTC homepage ( Memento from September 28, 2007 in the Internet Archive )
  2. ^ German Embassy in Accra ( Memento from February 21, 2007 in the Internet Archive )
  3. KAIPTC Agenda ( Memento from July 8, 2007 in the Internet Archive )
  4. Archive link ( Memento from March 16, 2012 in the Internet Archive )

Web links

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